2019 — Nampa, ID/US
After Dinner Speaking
After Dinner Speaking Time: 7 min. maximum 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.
-Should teachers and other school staff members be permitted to carry firearms in our public schools?
-Should the United States lower the drinking age?
-How can schools evolve to make better prepared students?
-What options does China have left in the trade war between them and the US?