DEBATE AND PUBLIC SPEAKING SOCIETY
Dear Colleagues and Members of DANEIS,
You are invited to the Stoneleigh-Burnham School Public Speaking Tournament. Our
tournament will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015, and will include three speaking
opportunities in this order:
1. Interpretive Reading (mandatory)
2. Impromptu Speaking (mandatory)
3. After-Dinner or Persuasive Speaking (choose one )
Speakers and their coaches should arrive between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Our brunch
will be the only food served during the day. Event guidelines are enclosed and
should answer all other questions. Each school is expected to bring at least one
judge. You may register one speaker or more with five speakers as the maximum.
To be eligible for team awards, you must register either four or five speakers.
First, second, and third place will be awarded in each of the categories. Team
trophies will also be awarded to first, second, and third place finishers. An overall
tournament winner will be named. Please read your event guidelines carefully and
remember that all After-Dinner and Persuasive speeches must be original.
Impromptu speeches must be just that—-Impromptu!
Please respond by September 28. Looking forward to seeing you all again.
Dr. Paul C. Bassett
Charlotte Minsky and Clara Swartzentruber, Victoria Subritzky-Katz, and
Claire Lane, Debate Society Presidents