I Have a Dream Monroe Invitational

2017 — North Hills, CA/US

Monroe High School invites you to our 15th annual I Have a Dream Speech & Debate Invitational, taking place over the MLK Holiday weekend.  We hold Debate rounds on Friday and IE/Congress rounds on Saturday.  In addition to offering every CHSSA event, we also offer Storytelling, a fun event in which you get to let your inner child free!  Bring your costumes and props for that one!  Nice awards (including Top Speaker trophies), reasonable entry fees, great food, diverse competition from all over the greater LA area--please join us!

To list the tournament details here would be redundant--download the inviation for those.  So instead, enjoy these gems about the art of Public Speaking:

There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars. — Mark Twain

Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. — Evan Esar

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. — Mark Twain

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. — Dorothy Sarnoff

I don’t like to hear cut-and-dried sermons. When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees! — Abraham Lincoln

Speak when you are angry—and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.  — Laurence J. Peter

Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. — Abraham Lincoln

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half of people who have nothing to say and keep saying it. — Robert Frost

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. — Gore Vidal

He that has no silver in his purse should have silver on his tongue. — Thomas Fuller

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. — Mark Twain

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know. — Jim Rohn

You had me at Hello. — Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire

It’s quite simple: say what you have to say and when you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down. – Winston Churchill