Karaoke for Speeches
Speech Karaoke – or Puhekaraoke in Finnish – is an innovative project that combines the spoken word with the world of karaoke. Our speech catalogue contains over 700 speeches in 12 different languages, mostly in English and Finnish. Speech Karaoke events are usually held in bars in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. People can deliver a speech – if they muster the courage – or just enjoy listening to other performers.
Speech Karaoke is not only a unique club event, it is also a great training ground for public speaking. By imitating well known and powerful speeches in a safe environment the audience can practice their public speaking skills – an essential skill in a functional democracy. Using the playful karaoke format people can overcome their fear of public speaking, which is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights.*
During the last years we have slowly but consistently built the world’s largest repository of karaoke speeches: political manifestos, big film speeches, contemporary comments on world events, speeches with a historical dimension or personal confessions. We cover a wide range of quality standards: from the most celebrated oratory to the most disturbing profanity. Our events are hosted by a professional karaoke host and during the breaks our DJ entertains the guests with some sweet chillin tunes.
Speech Karaoke started in 2009 and is a constantly expanding project by a Finnish-German artist group.
Information for hosts
If you are interested in hosting a Speech Karaoke event do not hesitate to contact us. We are very flexible and we can create an event that suits to your context. We can host a club evening with a specific theme, or arrange speech workshops for participants or do an online event. Just ask!
The Speech Karaoke project is currently supported by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.
During the years 2012-2017 the project was kindly supported by KONE FOUNDATION as part of their Multilingualism and Art program stream.
* The National Institute of Mental Health reports that public speaking anxiety, or glossophobia, affects about 73% of the population.