• Write a succinct concluding paragraph. Do not just restate your thesis.
Revising your speech:
• First individually, and then with a peer, review your draft. Is each reason clear and persuasive? Did you use appropriate supporting evidence? Is your language vivid and persuasive? Make at least on suggestion for improvement.
• Revise and then use the following assessment guidelines:
o The opening starts on a positive and persuasive note
o Four qualities are presented as reasons for the nomination; each reason is clear and persuasive.
o Each paragraph restates a reason and supports it with appropriate evidence and examples.
o Explanations and examples elaborate on qualities of the person or character.
o Proofread for: sentence structure and avoidance of fragments and run-ons, word choice and usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
Presenting you speech:
• Prepare an outline of your nomination. Use this to deliver your oral nomination.
• Practice. Experiment with volume, pitch, pace, stress and tone. Experiment with gestures, facial expressions, stance, and posture. Remember that the tone should be positive and persuasive