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Public Speaking requirements
- Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself to an audience such as your troop, class at school, or some other group.
- Prepare a three- to five-minute talk on a topic of your choice that incorporates body language and visual aids.
- Give an impromptu talk of at least two minutes, either as part of a group discussion or before your counselor. Use a subject selected by your counselor that is interesting to you but that is not known to you in advance and for which you do not have time to prepare.
- Select a topic of interest to your audience. Collect and organize information about this topic and prepare an outline. Write an eight- to 10-minute speech, practice it, then deliver it in the conversational way.
- Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of order; or by answering questions on the rules of order.
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Boy Scout Requirements, 2016 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #621535)
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- This badge is one of the elective merit badges of the William T. Hornaday Awards for Boy Scouts.
1, 2 & 4. Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself...
The Citizenship in the Community #8 public presentation...of your community
could be given as a Communications #3 five-minute speech
using the techniques from Photography #4b to produce a picture story
and Art #1 to tell a story with...pictures
which could be developed into the Computers #6e short presentation.
- Also see Communications #3. "Write a five-minute speech. Give it at a meeting of a group. "
3. http://homeworktips.about.com/od/speechclass/a/fastspeech.htm How to give an Impromtu Speech] step-by-step instructions.
Lesson Videos: How to Do an Impromptu Speech: What is an Impromptu Speech? - Speech Delivery: Impromptu Speaking - Getting Your Thoughts Together - Staying Focused - Note Cards - Benefits - Disadvantages
5. Show you know parliamentary procedure by leading a discussion or meeting according to accepted rules of order; or by answering questions on the rules of order.
5. For instance, serve as the Master of Ceremonies for a Court of Honor or lead a Patrol Leaders' Council meeting.
Public Speaking #1. "Give a three- to five-minute introduction of yourself" is similar to Communications #3 "Write a five-minute speech. Give it at a meeting of a group."
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