WEEK 7 - Contest Preparation
The motivation and excitement builds during the SpeechStory Workshops as students prepare for an inter-school contest. Depending on the capacity of the host venue, classmates, teachers and family are invited to attend the event and cheer on the speakers. Knowing that a select few will be representing their school adds focus and teamwork for the Workshop participants.
An extra Contest Preparation session is added to the 6-week Workshop to provide specialized speech coaching and a “dress rehearsal”. Students not speaking at the contest will assist in fine-tuning the speeches and may perform functional roles or act as Judges during the event.