Prepared Speech Competition

Members will compete by delivering a prepared, persuasive speech.

 

Regional Level
Regional Qualifying Rounds will be held prior to PTK Catalyst 2019 - contact your Regional Coordinator for details.

Winners of Regional Qualifying Rounds will move forward to the International competition at PTK Catalyst 2019.

International Level Competition

  • Preliminary and Final Rounds will be held during PTK Catalyst 2019
  • Up to 29 regional winners will compete by delivering a prepared, persuasive speech

Eligibility

  • One winner from each Regional Qualifying Round who will attend PTK Catalyst 2019
  • Space is limited to 29 members
  • Members may only participate in only one on site competition
  • Registration Deadline:  Regional Coordinators must submit names for the competition by March 29, 2019

Prizes

  • First Place: $500 scholarship and prize medallion pin
  • Second Place: $250 scholarship and prize medallion pin
  • Third Place: $100 scholarship and prize medallion pin

Speech Requirements

  • Type:  Prepared, persuasive speech
  • Topic: “How you would convince a nontraditional student to join Phi Theta Kappa based on available member benefits.
  • Length:  Not to exceed 5 minutes
  • Speeches should appeal to a broad audience and not just to a Phi Theta Kappa-specific audience

Video Competition

Thursday, April 4

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Prepared Speech Competition - Preliminary Rounds Emerald 1, 3, 5, 7

Friday, April 5

8:00 am - 9:30 am Prepared Speech Competition - Final Round Emerald 1