The purpose of the speech is to solve an ethical problem using the principles of the Four Way Test.  The ethical problem to be solved should be something from the speaker's personal experience or general knowledge.  There are no restrictions regarding the choice of topic as long as it is not blatantly offensive.

Each one of the four parts of the Four Way Test should be addressed during the speech.  They should be specifically stated, as the intent of the speech is to use the Four Way Test to resolve an issue.  The use of each point could be used to prove either a positive or negative point.

Speeches shall be from five (5) to seven (7) minutes. A speaker will be disqualified if the speech is less than four (4) minutes and thirty (30) secs and more than seven (7) minutes and thirty (30) secs. c) Timer (A) who manages the stop watch is responsible to deliver the Record of Speech Timings form to the Head Judge of the group. d) Timer (B) who manages the signaling device must ensure that it is in full view of each speaker. - A green signal will be displayed at five (5) mins and remain displayed for one (1) min. - A yellow signal will be displayed at six (6) mins and remain on for one (1) min. - A red signal will be displayed at seven (7) mins and stay on until the conclusion of the speech. e) Timing begins with the speakers’ first definitive verbal or nonverbal communication. 

Note cards may be used to recover from a mental blank out and avoid an embarrassment, but should be unobtrusive and not be obvious or relied upon during the speech. Even if a speaker chooses not to use note cards, they may have them at hand in case of emergency.

These are to be speeches and not dramatic presentations.  Although enthusiasm, good eye contact, and movement are encouraged, please don't go to extremes.  Content should be relevant and in good taste.  Topics should be interesting and relevant to the speakers interests or experiences.

A microphone will be available and is optional.

A podium or desk will be available and is optional.

Props should be limited.