I have an expository speech due on Friday, and I was wondering if you guys have any tips. The required time limit is 5 to 7 minutes, which is my biggest concern. My topic is Ferrari and Lamborghini, and basically I am giving three parts. The history of Lambo, History of Ferrari, and both companies today. I timed myself and it is a bit over 5 minutes, but after seeing the people do their speeches monday and today, I feel very afraid because they seem to have gotten above 5 at home and they score just under it at school. It's either you go above, or you go under.
Not only that, but I am still wondering what to do for my visual aid. I mean we can do power points, but those are generally uninteresting and aren't very good. My teacher said that whatever it is, it should enhance your speech, not just be there to take up space. So what should I do? I mean I was thinking somewhat about a power point and refer to the slides, but I'm really at a loss here. Any help?
I was thinking maybe just whip up a big poster in Powerpoint and display it, because I would rather have just one picture that takes up the entire projection screen instead of some crappy poster that only half the room can see.