Coaching for the Interstate Oratory Contest: Strategies for Success

September 2010
National Forensic Journal;Sep2010, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p195
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on strategies for coaching oratory for the Interstate Oratory Contest. It notes that the choice of topics is key for competitors and that topics usually focus on social problems and their solutions. It relates the use of metaphors in the oration, as well as the inclusion of references to the location of the contest. Tips for competitors related to persuasive, public speaking are presented.


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