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 2, 2016, 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. This year, in an effort to reduce the number of speakers in each room, we are expanding the number of rooms from five to eight. We will need two judges in each room, so we will need sixteen judges. We are allowing up to six speakers from each school. If we have our usual ten schools, and six of those ten bring two judges, we will be alright. So, if you are bringing one to four speakers, bring one judge; if you are bringing five or six speakers, bring two judges. To be eligible for team awards, you must register at least four speakers. Only the top four speakers from a school will be averaged for awards.
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 Monday, September 26. Looking forward to seeing you all again.
Dr. Paul C. Bassett
Victoria Subritzky-Katz and Julia Thayer, Debate Society Presidents