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|| A lot happens during the course of every person's life and your ability to communicate your feelings and ideas is the best way to connect to the larger world. Even if you haven't stood at a podium on the stage and find the whole idea scary, sooner or later, someone is going to ask you to get up and say a few words. If you are prepared, it won't be scary. It can even be fun.
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, 2015 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #620714)
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- This badge is one of the elective merit badges of the William T. Hornaday Awards for Boy Scouts.
- The BSA Communications Troop Program Feature offers meeting and activity plans to include Public Speaking as one of your monthly themes.
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. How to give an Impromtu Speech step-by-step instructions.
5. Wikipedia:Robert's Rules of Order - Quick Reference - Introduction - Robert's Rules of Order Quick Reference - Robert's Rules of Order - Some Basics - Robert's Rules Made Simple
- Robert's Parliamentary Procedure - Parliamentary procedure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Simplified Parliamentary Procedure - Parliamentary Procedure - Quick Reference
- Resources for 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."