CHAMPION STRATEGIES – PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP – JULY 29, 2021
Speech Ideas for Student Council Roles
Treasurer Election Speech Example
A class treasurer needs to show his or her trustworthiness and math abilities during the speech.
Beginning of Speech
Hello fellow students and staff,
I don’t like to brag, but I’m really good at math. I know, all of you who are really good at English hate me right now. However, if it makes you feel any better, English is really hard.
The student council treasurer is in charge of keeping track of money and numbers, so this role is a perfect fit for me and I’ve decided to run for the position.
What I’ve Done
I’ve been a member of Jackson High’s Mathletes for the last two years. In case you’re not familiar with this group, we are a group of students who love math and go out and compete in events. We’ve won state twice in the last three years.
I also am a member of the orchestra. We perform throughout the school year and at school basketball games.
Ask for the Vote
The student council treasurer has to be good at math to keep track of all those numbers. Vote for me and I’ll make sure our numbers add up. I’ll also have fun doing it because I’m just crazy enough to love numbers.
Pulling From Different Candidacy Speeches
Another thing you can do is to pull the elements you most like from a number of different speeches. Perhaps you like the opening of one speech and the ending of another, for example.
Below is an example of a funny student council speech. The young lady, Daisy Thomas, doesn’t mind poking fun at her school or herself, but it’s all good-natured and you can tell she cares about her school. It’s a short speech but follows the format of who she is, what she’s running for, what she believes in, what she will do for the school and asking for her fellow students’ votes.
Making Your Student Council Speech Stand Out
While there are certain traits and promises the student body expects from every candidate’s speech, they want to choose one person who stands out from the crowd. Even if you are running for a smaller position such as a PR officer or sergeant-at-arms, you may need to make a great speech as well in order to get elected. Make your speech the most memorable one in the room with these tricks and tips.
- Grab a thesaurus and look for synonyms of common words used to describe the position you’re running for. When all the other secretarial candidates talk about their attention to detail, you can use words like meticulous or assiduous to sound different.
- Include visuals like props, a themed outfit, or specific hand gestures to give your speech a multidimensional feel.
- Choose a speech theme to structure your presentation like a specific social media platform, a historical event, or a particular sport. Look for a theme that relates well to your desired position.
- Invent a catchphrase that captures the spirit of your speech to keep the student body talking about it all the way to the polls.
- Tailor a famous speech to make your points by changing a few choice words and keeping the most famous lines intact.
- Add sound effects, song lyrics, or music to give the speech more life.
- Keep your speech short and to the point and be honest about why you’d like the position regardless of whether it’s a big or smaller role.
- For smaller roles, such as sergeant-at-arms, auditors, or public relations, hone in on what qualifications you have and use vivid examples to keep your audience interested.