• After Dinner Speaking

    Time: 7 minute max      Time signals: not provided

    This event should imitate a professional banquet situation.

    The group being addressed (real or fictional) should be identified in the speech introduction.

    The intent of ADS is to develop a thesis, idea, or observation of some personal or societal importance through the appropriate use of satire, quips and humor. ADS is not intended to be an interpretive event with multiple characters.

    Material presented must be original. Delivery must be memorized. While humorous quips and jokes are appropriate, they must have purpose and fit the occasion.