Opening Speech

In the Council Opening Speech, the delegate has the opportunity to speak for about one minute and a half, depending on what has been established by the Chairs, and provide greater insight into his or her position regarding the topic being discussed in that committee. The structure of this speech may be similar to the position paper. However, the speech is supposed to be less technical than the position paper and should show the convictions of the delegation concerning the matter at hand. A good opening speech (or any speech as well) has the following structure:

  1. Hook: A quote or a surprising fact to catch the other delegates’ attention

  2. Point: Their countries position on the topic

  3. Action: What their delegation thinks should be done to address the issue

  4. Conclusion: An impactful closing statement