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Student council representative speech

sqdwfe13sqdwfe13 Registered User Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
edited January 2009 in High School Life
This is nothing major but each new semester, every class for a certain period elects one student from their class to be a student council representative. If only one person is interested, that kid will automatically be the representative from that class. If there are several people interested, the people each have to make short impromptu speeches in front of our class and then the class votes.

What is something I should talk about in my speech that could make my classmates vote for me?
I don't want to be all major like "I'm going to make change by doing blah blah.." because student council representatives (at my school, at least) don't even have enough power to do that sort of stuff.
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Replies to: Student council representative speech

  • sqdwfe13sqdwfe13 Registered User Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    Anyone? Anything you can think of?
  • SpruceSpruce Registered User Posts: 1,173 Senior Member
    are they in charge or prom? just promise the best party ever. then deliver on that claim.
  • sqdwfe13sqdwfe13 Registered User Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    I think student council representatives just attend the meetings, offer some of their input, and deliver important messages to their respective classes. (Like SGA dance, other SGA events)

    I guess they also work on making posters for SGA events and stuff like that for events.
  • SpruceSpruce Registered User Posts: 1,173 Senior Member
    bring examples of your extraordinary graphic deign skills/make promises about the best dances ever and make a facebook group about electing you. i dont know that the speech has that much influence
  • b'smomb'smom Registered User Posts: 712 Member
    I would recommend in your speech you complement your classmates and the school; I would use humor as well-and then pick one broad goal that you would like to tackle as a rep. Be upbeat.
  • sqdwfe13sqdwfe13 Registered User Posts: 1,261 Senior Member
    It doesn't need a campaign or anything. It's only an impromptu thing. One day on the school speakers the lady goes "Please choose someone from your class to be a rep". Then the teacher (keep in mind, classmates & teacher are new b/c it's 2nd semester) goes "Ok, anyone wanna do it?" You raise your hand if you want to, and if there are several people, each person who wants to do it just says something and we do a quick class raise-of-hands vote. Basically the tiny speech is the only thing that people take into account when they vote. Also I am a 10th grader and would be in a class with other 10th graders, so talking about prom doesn't do aynthing.

    It's not the same thing as running for a class or SGA officer. This is very informal and something on-the-spot.
  • Ivybound11Ivybound11 Registered User Posts: 1,724 Junior Member
    hm.... things that students care about. what do people in your school like but cant do?
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