Prepared Speech

CLUSTER:

Leadership


STATE QUALIFYING EVENT:

Not Required


PARTICIPATION:

Individual


LEVEL:

National Contest


CONTEST TYPE:

Leadership Development

Prepared Speech

Students are required to deliver a five-to seven-minute speech on a common theme established by SkillsUSA early in the school year. Competitors are evaluated on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, and the ability to present thoughts relating to a central theme clearly and effectively.

The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) following membership registration.