Rotary Speech Analysis

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Last year I participated in the Rotary Speech Contest. I had a great experience, not only because I was able to talk about whatever I wanted, but because I was gaining better speaking skills for my sophomore research project. This gave me motivation. But this year I had no motivation, nothing pushing me forward. And the reason for not having a goal was stressing me out. The feeling of knowing that the speech contest was a couple of weeks away and I had no topic to talk about was making me really nervous. Gladly this lasted until I talked to one of my friends about me not being able to find a topic. He shared with me his life story about him getting bullied throughout school. After he told me his experience, I felt the need of expanding my knowledge …show more content…
Is Bullying a problem that should be talked about, and that we should try to prevent from happening at school? Before answering that question let me share with you a quick story about my friend that inspired me to write this speech. See, my friend he started getting bullied at a young age just right after he began the 6th grade. He says that his voice was starting to change - it had a higher pitch and he started wearing glasses as well. It all began with verbal bullying, kids started using derogatory language against him due to the fact that his voice sounded childish and that he wore glasses. Now that kind of bullying might sound silly to you, but for an eleven-year-old kid, it sounds very harsh. And it can affect a kid’s future in a negative way, especially when the bullying increases to higher levels such as cyberbullying, and physical bullying, like it happened with my friend. So, of course, it is the truth that bullying not only exists at school but that it should be talking about it more often to try to prevent from happening to …show more content…
Is it fair that sometimes kids will make excuses to not go to school just because they don’t feel safe getting harassed? Or is it fair that my friend had to go through bullying for four years?. It is not fair for kids to not feel safe. School is a privilege that we have for getting knowledge, and it should be a safe place where the only things kids should worry about is getting their homework done, not thinking about getting hurt by someone else. See the ironic thing about being a bully is that sometimes when you bully someone over and over again, you begin to think that the rules don’t apply to you anymore, therefore, increasing the bullying level. This can cause many kids to feel depressed and unmotivated. I believed that schools can do a better job of communicating with the kids and show them that there’s a better way, which brings me to my next

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