Thomas S Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament

2019 — Spokane Valley, WA/US

ADS Rule Clarification:

After Dinner Speaking was added to the Foley Tournament to allow Idaho students an opportunity to compete in an event in which they will be expected to compete at the Idaho State Speech Competition, but which they (especially Coeur d’ alene teams that compete most often in Spokane area competitions) may not have ample opportunities to compete in prior to State. After publication of this year’s packet, we discovered that our rules were slightly out of date. Therefore, we are amending the packet to include the following rules for After Dinner Speaking.


After Dinner Speaking Rules

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.