Stand & Deliver


Registration is still open for the January 2020 events!

The purpose of Stand and Deliver is to teach students how to enjoy the process of preparing to give his/her best at a speech contest.


If you are ready to learn the speaking strategies and advice used by Professional Speakers, state winning speakers, State FFA Officers and even National FFA Officers, Stand and Deliver is for you. Stand and Deliver started in 2000 and has sharpened the presentation skills of more than 8,000 Oklahoma FFA members.


Former Oklahoma FFA State Presidents and Professional Speakers, Rhett Laubach and Kelly Barnes, are ready once more to give you everything they know on how to be your best at Extemporaneous, Prepared and Creed CDEs. The Stand and Deliver conferences will push the veterans and get the beginning speakers up to speed.


  • Each conference runs from 9 am to Noon.

  • The fee is $30 per student. Payment is due the day of the training.  Checks should be made to YourNextSpeaker, LLC. If you need to pay via a PO, just let us know when you register.  

  • Your chapter can attend any training that fits your schedule.

  • Casual attire is preferred. 


To Register:


Email your reservation today to Rhett at Registration is open up until the day before each event.




  1. Your cell number (in case of a weather-related change)

  2. Your chapter name

  3. The training you want to attend (your members can attend any of our five events)

  4. The number of students you want to register



If you have any questions or comments, call or text Rhett at 405.517.7385.






  • Develop the confidence to deliver a speech.

  • Have fun and enjoy the process.

  • Pick a topic worth studying for hours.

  • Format a clear, easy-to-follow outline.

  • Research and write an engaging speech.

  • Easily and quickly memorize.

  • Develop, practice and perform effective body language.

  • Prepare, practice and perform a high-scoring Q&A session.

  • Control nerves before and on contest day.

  • Special Session: Effectively prepare, practice and deliver the FFA Creed.

  • Special Session: Effectively prepare, practice and deliver the Extemporaneous CDE.

2019-20 Stand & Deliver Dates

November 20, 2019

Hooker High School

301 Broadway St., Hooker, OK 

9 am - Noon

January 14, 2020
Family Life Center
124 N. Delaware, Atoka, OK 

9 am - Noon

January 15, 2020
Cleveland County Fairgrounds

Auditorium (enter through the south doos)

615 E. Robinson St., Norman, OK 

9 am - Noon

January 16, 2020
Kirk Crossing Church

11420 South James Ave., Jenks, OK

9 am - Noon

January 17, 2020

Elgin High School Gymnasium

Hwy 17 & Mighty Owl Ave., Elgin, OK

9 am - Noon


January 23, 2020 

Professional Development Room

Elk City Middle School

400 North Boone Ave., Elk City, OK

9 am - Noon