Epiphany:a moment of sudden revelation or insight.
High School is a crucial time where, just like many of the characters you will read about and the influential people in history you will study, you will come of age, having “ah ha” moments experiencing epiphanies.
You are to prepare a FOUR-minute (minimum) speech on an experience that you had that has served as an epiphany. The speech can be career related or personal. Be certain to review the rubric so you are fully aware of what is expected to get a high score in each section. You must have your speech prepared on note cards or written on paper, which will be collected and added to your file. You will prepare a Power Point Slide Show to go with your speech. This will count as a major grade.
OUTLINE FIRST: Greeting and Hook How will you greet the audience? How will you get the audience's attention? Think of SOMETHING that will make the audience sit up and listen. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A THESIS...or a POINT.
BODY: What are your sub points? AIM FOR THREE
Why? Tell your audience why you think your presentation will be useful to them.
What ideas will you tell the audience to support your main points?
What details or examples do you have?
MATH: sub point + sub point + sub point = MAIN POINT
supporting ideas + evidence = details and examples
The conclusion Think of a sentence that will make it clear to the audience that you have finished the body and are now coming to the end of the speech.
Restatement of main points Summarize your main ideas and think of which piece of information you really want the audience to remember.
Closer Think of a final sentence to help the audience remember your speech. NOT "THAT'S IT."
Power Point Second: What pictures/quotes/one liners will help you move your speech along? Pics from when you were little? Who you were then and who you are now? How you used to live? How you live now? How will you SHOW what you've learned? For an example...look at Cameron Russel's Speech again.