The College of Idaho Trickster Invitational

2024 — Caldwell, ID/US

After Dinner Speaking

Abbreviation ADS
Format Speech
Entry Fee $8.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

7:00 minutes maximum with a 30 second “grace period.” No time signals provided.

  1. Performance: Competitors are speaking as if they are a keynote speaker addressing a specific group. The group being addressed (real or fictional) should be identified in the speech introduction. Delivery must be memorized.
  2. Intent: 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.
  3. Material: Material presented must be original. While humorous quips and jokes are appropriate, they must have purpose and fit the occasion.
  4. Time: This event has a 7-minute maximum with a 30 second grace period. After which a timing violation may result in being dropped one rank by the judge. Time signals are not provided. Students may time themselves for reference, but the judge is the official timekeeper of the round.