Public Speaking

Contest Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  1. The intermediate and senior speech division will have a specified topic which will be industry related. The topic will be determined by the NAJRAE Junior Board and will be posted to the website and social media by April 15, 2021.

  2. The junior speech division topic can be any subject pertaining to Red Angus cattle or the beef industry in any phase of the business.

  3. The contestant will be evaluated on organization and content, language and delivery, presentation, total effectiveness, and in response to questions.

  4. Visual aids are limited to physical charts etc.

  5. No slides, overheads or any other electrical aids will be allowed.

  6. Time limits are as follows, Deductions of half a point per ten seconds will be made from the score by each judge for speeches under or over the specified length:
    1. Junior speeches are not to exceed 3 minutes;
    2. Intermediate 5-7 minutes;
    3. Senior 5-7 minutes.

  7. Individual contest participation counts towards the sweepstakes contest.

  8. Speech rooms will be open to the public.

Time Limits: