Formal speech delivery

Imagine that you are a representative of the HKU Student Union and you have a chance to express your concerns or worries about social inequality or injustice in Hong Kong to the general public. You have about eight to ten minutes. When you are drafting and rehearsing your speech, think about the following carefully:

1. What are your major concerns or worries about social inequality or injustice in Hong Kong or overseas?
2. How would you structure your speech e.g. the introductory part, main body and conclusion?
3. What would be the major focus of your speech? Are you simply arousing attention in the general public, calling for action or something else?
4. What rhetorical devices would you use to strengthen or reinforce your arguments/propositions?
5. Are your body language, speech tone, pace, intonation, etc, appropriate to the speech and the venue?
6. Can your audience understand your speech even if they do not have any prior knowledge?
7. Can you finish your whole speech with the time given?
8. What kinds of questions do you think your audience might ask or challenge you with?

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