Sample Speech by a candidate in front of the student body. This speech can be used by anyone running for a Batch Representative/President/any leadership post at their University or School.
Speech in School, or College for Contesting Elections
AOA Everyone, today I stand in front of you as a possible candidate for the position of Batch Representative. My fellow students, and my dear, respected opponents, I am immensely thankful to all of you for allowing me to showcase my potential in front of you. Most of you know me or have at least seen me around the school. I will give you one reason: I want to become your Vice President so you can all start calling me Veep. It’s that simple, people. When I walk down the hallways at school, I want to feel like I’m in one of those YouTube videos for kids where a grown man drives tiny toy trucks around. Veep! Veep!. Hahaha, Just Kidding. I have been at this school for a long time, four years, and have seen the various principals, administrators, and teachers. I have seen what this glorious school needs and how to change things to fit those needs.
I am here today because I see myself as someone honest and capable. Being a former President of a Student-run NGO gave me many experiences in leadership and teamwork, and surely I will use all that I have learned in those years to better this university and the Student Body. I will be a transparent leader and a helpful fellow—someone who is approachable and friendly.
As your student council president, I vow to end all homework. Just kidding. I can’t do that, but what I can do is be your voice with the school administration. I will introduce ideas for events, such as a weekly game competition after high school basketball games. We’ll work together to help the community through volunteer work and show them just how dedicated the students at this school are. I will always put forward my council duties over my personal matters. I am motivated to work hard, and my efforts will definitely portray my devotion.
We need to understand that we will have to own this educational institute. It is not about you, or it is not about me. It is about us. It is about us being a family. We will make it better. We will make it the best school. We need to set ourselves right.
On the last note, I genuinely try my best to benefit my fellow students. However, your vote is your right as well as your responsibility. Do not vote based on peer pressure or lobbies. Instead, vote for someone who you see fit to be your leader.
Thank you so much for being so patient.