A10 – The Showpiece Speech

This assignment completes your basic training as a public speaker and confirms your ability to deliver a polished speech in public. To be successful with this assignment you need to demonstrate all the skills you have learnt over the previous nine speeches.

When planning this speech it is important to consider the subject; you need to be able to showcase your skills, use gestures and vocabulary to good effect and connect with the audience through eye contact and humour. You must know your subject inside out.

The importance of this assignment is underlined by the fact it is evaluated by two experienced speakers – one from inside your club and one from outside – to see whether you have achieved the standard required. They will be looking at the following guidelines and, if successful, the National Education Director will award the ASC Certificate of Achievement.