The best way to describe an Original Oratory is to say it is very similar to what you would expect to see in a TED talk. You can gain a solid understanding of the nature of an Oratory from the following two resources:
If you want to delve even deeper into the specifics of a BEST Original Oratory, we are also providing our detailed Oratory rulebook, as well as an example of the ballot that judges will be using to rank and assess your performance:
Furthermore, we can provide several videos of past BEST tournament performances by Original Oratory finalists. As you watch, notice how each speaker uses hand gestures, stories, and facts to make a compelling argument. These aren’t the only Original Oratory videos out there, so seek out more to better acquaint yourself with the format!