How to Perform a Storytelling Event in Speech Class

The speech season is approaching, and you don't have a speech? What should you do? Instead of hunting one down, just join storytelling.


  1. 1
    Talk with the English teacher/speech coach about doing storytelling. See if it is available, and join if it is.
  2. 2
    During practice, have the teacher give you a short story book. Study it. After half an hour, tell the story with your own twist.
  3. 3
    Do this over and over with lots of different stories.
  4. 4
    Once the time of the speech meet arrives, go to the storytelling section. Start studying your story as soon as you receive it.
  5. 5
    Once your half hour is up, enter the room you will be performing in. Tell the story. Be as funny and weird as you want. The judges are looking for who can tell the story in the clearest and most unique way.
  6. 6
    Once you are done, sit down and wait for the event to end.


  • Dress formally.
  • You can do whatever you want with the story, even adding your own parts, as long as it remains the same for the most part.
  • Use some funny voices for different characters.
  • Use your time wisely.
  • Look the judge in the eye while delivering the conclusion.
  • Watch the timer so you can see how much time you have left to perform.


  • You will not get a script.
  • Do not dress in casual clothes.
  • Do not enter or leave the room while someone is performing.
  • You will have a limit of 8 minutes to complete the story.

Things You'll Need

  • Formal clothing

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