How to Write a Speech for the School Treasurer

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School treasurers hold a lot of responsibility. These individuals are responsible for ensuring that money is accounted for and spent properly throughout the school year. When running for school treasurer, you must convince your fellow students that you are a responsible individual who is worthy of being charged with that responsibility. One of the most effective ways to convince your fellow students of your appropriateness for the job is through the presentation of an effective and convincing speech.

  • Welcome listeners. Begin courteously by politely thanking the listeners for coming and making it clear that you appreciate their attendance. This starts your speech out on a good foot and begins to endear the audience to you, increasing the likelihood that they will vote in your favor.

  • Introduce yourself. Tell the audience your name, even if you feel that they already know it. Indicate your class and what types of activities you participate in. This information allows the audience to see that you are already an active member of the school community.

  • Discuss your credentials. Treasurers have lots of responsibility, so you need to show that you are worthy of these responsibilities. Discuss any math courses or related experience you have such as bookkeeping so that you allow the audience to see that their money would be safe in your hands.

  • Explain your plans. Having a well-thought-out plan for school improvement makes you seem like a more desirable candidate. Explain what you feel the school's money should be used for or how you feel you could increase the amount of cash available for student activities.

  • Compel voters to select you. While it may seem obvious that you want voters to vote for you, don't just assume that they get the message. Drive it home by stating simply and clearly, "Vote for me."

  • End your speech with a memorable slogan. A short, catchy slogan provides a memorable closure to your speech. If you already have a slogan on your campaign posters, echo the slogan as you end your speech. If you do not, develop one. Use a simple, alliterative phrase like "Make Your Money Safe with Matt."

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