- To have yet another opportunity to learn and grow as a speaker
- Another way of learning and growing. Win or lose in a contest we become a better person.
- Determine how far you have come as a speaker
- Improving skills.
- Get out of and stretch a person’s comfort zone.
- To gauge one’s ability in a wider venue than a typical club speech would allow
- Validate skills and abilities through a varying audience.
- Speaking in front of a larger audience.
- Because it’s fun! It really is!
- All the skills learned in our respective clubs are tested in competition!
- The energy you receive from the audience.
- Lessons. Every time a person competes, they learn. About human nature, the nature of competition, subtleties of performance, what a person is capable of, new and better ways to prepare, more about the friends who support me.
- I compete to see if I can surpass my previous attempts.
- Impact. Crafting a message and performance that impacts the audience deeply and provides profound value to them.
- Excellence. Achieve a level of performance that is best in the world. Speaking under pressure, and challenging yourself to be even better than you think you could be.
- Sharing a message you truly believe with an audience that needs to hear it.
- Meeting other strong speakers, and learning from their styles.
- Refining a speech, making it better every time you deliver it.
- Giving a speech to different audiences, from club up to district.
- Speaking in front of large and unfamiliar audiences.
- Developing and perfecting entirely new speeches if you win at district and then again at region – and doing them in a relatively short period of time.
- Handling defeat gracefully, which all of us except one person – the ultimate winner – will have the opportunity to do.
- For those who are competitive: the win, to be the best, take home the trophy and have bragging rights
Interested in competing?
Pathways: Completed Level 2
To find out when your club contest is please reach out to your club officers.
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