Topics of Speech Performance
The topics of BC Talks Speech Showcase are based on the 2017-2018 College Read’s book, Spare Parts by Joshua Davis. Spare Parts is a story of four Mexican high school students, in a competitive underwater robotics team led by two science teachers, who found confidence in the face of failure, academic achievement in a world of low expectations, and both acceptance and triumph amid widespread poverty, fear, immigrant-bashing, and violence.
Speech performance must focus at least one of the major topics in the book. Major topics in the book are the following:
Speech must have at least 2 oral citations from the book, Spare Parts. One of the oral citations must reference the book.
Type of Speech
The following speech performance is welcomed:
Organizational Pattern of Speech
The speech may follow any organizational pattern:
Time Length: The speech should be 5 to 6 minutes.
Mode of Delivery: The speech should be delivered extemporaneously. Speakers may use note cards.
Speaker’s Attire: Speaker should dress in business casual attire.
Before the Contest
Timing of the Speeches
Speech Time Limits & Grace Period
Protests and Disqualifications
Use of Presentation Aids