Student council speeches should contain an introduction that outlines the candidate, a body of the speech that advises the audience of the candidate's goals, and a conclusion that gives a short summary of what was stated. An ideal student council speech is one to two minutes long.Continue Reading
The first thing the student needs to do is hook the audience. This can be done by asking a rhetorical question or making a simple statement to break the ice. This also lays the foundation for the rest of the speech. Briefly touch on who the candidate is, the position he's for which campaigning and what the candidate plans to do while being a member of the student council. The introduction is concluded with a brief summary of the candidate's experience that is relevant to his goals on student council.
When transitioning into the body of the speech, the writer should explain each main idea and clearly inform the audience of what the candidate wishes to achieve and how he plans to do it. The benefits and reasons explaining why the candidate is the best for the position are also discussed here.
The conclusion should briefly touch on everything stated in the speech, with a brief summary of the benefits and goals. The writer can end the speech with a question or statement similar to the one that opened the speech.Learn more about Public Speaking