Start drafting a 60-second script (roughly 100-200 words) telling the audience about how your greatness is inspired by theirs. Your script should be evenly divided between talking about your figure and yourself. There are two examples below. Take note of what writing techniques are used in script-writing (long vs. short sentences? vocabulary level? etc.).
EXAMPLE 1 - FAMILY MEMBER:
Hi everyone. My name is J’adore. I am in 9th grade and I admire my big sister, Da’Tajha. She has her own hair salon where she makes people feel beautiful and happy by doing their hair. I don’t own my own salon yet, but I do use my creativity by doing other people’s nails and making them feel beautiful and happy, too. I love how I can inspire other black women by making them feel beautiful. My sister reached her dreams by being a hairstylist which makes me feel like I could do the same, too. I am J’adore and I am Black History.
EXAMPLE 2 - FAMOUS PERSON:
My name is David and I am in 12th grade. I’m an aspiring journalist, and I look up to Ta-Nehisi Coates. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a writer. His books and magazine articles have inspired millions of readers to think about the history of racism in America and how it exists in the present. I look up to him because he uses his talent for writing to tell the truth. I want to be a writer too and tell important stories about politics. He shows me that you make a great career out of storytelling. One day, I hope I can follow in his footsteps.