Individual Events

Prepared Public Address


INFORMATIVE SPEAKING

  • An original, factual speech on a realistic subject to fulfill the general goal of informing the audience.
  • Visuals are permitted.
  • Maximum speaking time is 10 minutes.
  • Notes may be used.

PERSUASIVE SPEAKING

  • An original speech designed to inspire, reinforce or change beliefs, attitudes, values or actions of the audience.
  • Maximum speaking time is 10 minutes.
  • Visuals and notes may be used.

AFTER DINNER SPEAKING

  • A speech to entertain with the purpose to make a serious point through the use of humor.
  • Maximum speaking time is 10 minutes.
  • Notes may be used.

COMMUNICATION ANALYSIS

  • An original speech designed to offer an explanation and/or evaluation of a communication event (i.e. speech, speaker, movement, poem, poster, film, campaign, etc.) through the use of rhetorical principles.
  • Maximum speaking time is 10 minutes.
  • Visuals and manuscripts may be used.