Khmer – Writing a Formal Speech

Being a good public speaker is not easy, there are a lot of learning, preparation and writing have to be done before hands. Making a formal speech in Cambodia is very tough since the speech has to respect the structure of the culture and the ranking of the audiences. We can’t just say hello and start the speech, it a lot more protocol that we have to follow to make our speech become eligible. Since our Khmer learning facilitator saw that everyone is not good at doing this, he made us write a formal speech with an intention of conveying an idea. For the introduction of the speech, we had to respect and greet line by line from the highest respected person to the guest.