Public Address Events

 

After Dinner Speaking is an original memorized speech with the purpose to make a serious point through the use of humor. While humor is a key point to this event's success, the topic should be around a central theme, not a string of jokes. Visual aids are permitted to aid in the presentation. There is a ten (10) minute time limit for this event.

 

Communication Analysis is an original memorized speech critically analysing a significant artifact through the use of rhetorical principles. Items the competitor may use to analyze this speech through include: a speech, speaker, movement, poem, poster, film, campaign, etc. Visual aids are permitted to aid in the presentation. There is a ten (10) minute time limit.

 

Informative Speaking is an original, memorized and factual speech on a realistic subject designed to inform the audience. This speech should be research based. Visual aids are permitted to aid in the presentation. There is a ten (10) minute time limit for this event.

 

Persuasive Speaking is an original, memorized and factual speech designed to inspire the audience to move to action on a specific topic. This speech should be research based. Visual aids are permitted to aid in the presentation. There is a ten (10) minute time limit for this event.