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07-01-2008, 05:39 PM
I'm going to be a freshman at Ohio Univesity next year, and I have a few speech camps coming up, but I'd like to get a jump on what's going on. Freshman are only allowed to start with 3 categories, and I chose Dramatic Interp, Dramatic Duo, and After Dinner Speaking. I know ADS is basically Original Oratory, but what about the other two? Is it basically HS speech with books? What are the trends? Should DI be funny and morph into drama, or always be dramatic?
Ohio U won novice nationals this past year, and has a very good group of freshman coming in- so I'm excited to compete, I just want to start off as strong as I can. Help?
07-02-2008, 06:09 PM
Yeah, I don't know a whole lot but the others are Informative speaking and Persuasive speaking. They are both pretty much Oratory-like. Yeah, but ADS is a whole lot more humerous.
There are 4 public address events. Persuasion and Informative are pretty obvious. ADS most often is a comedic Persuasion.
CA is a bit more difficult in that you have to match the formula dead on. Essentially, in CA you take a communication artifact (ad campaign, speech, etc.) and pose a rhetorical question about it. Then you test the question by analyzing it through a related communication theory (essentially, someone else's set of opinions). Finally, you draw implications based on the test (your opinions).
Persuasive Speaking: An original speech by the student designed to inspire, reinforce, or change the beliefs, attitudes, values or actions of the audience. Audio-visual aids may or may not be used to supplement and reinforce the message. Multiple sources should be used and cited in the development of the speech. Minimal notes are permitted. Maximum time limit is 10 minutes.
Informative Speaking: An original, factual speech by the student on a realist subject to fulfill the general aim to inform the audience. Audio-visual aids may or may not be used to supplement and reinforce the message. Multiple sources should be used and cited in the development of the speech. Minimal notes are permitted. Maximum time is 10 minutes.
After Dinner Speaking: An original, humorous speech by the student, designed to exhibit sound speech composition, thematic, coherence, direct communicative public speaking skills, and good taste. The speech should not resemble a night club act, an impersonation, or comic dialogue. Audio-visual aids may or may not be used to supplement and reinforced the message. Minimal notes are permitted. Maximum time limit is 10 minutes.
Communication Analysis: An original speech by the student designed to offer an explanation and/or evaluation of a communication event such as a speech, speaker, movement, poem, poster, film, campaign, etc., through the use of rhetorical principles. Audio-visual aids may or may not be used to supplement and reinforce the message. Manuscripts are permitted. Maximum time limit is 10 minutes.
07-07-2008, 09:37 AM
DI should definitely be funny and dramatic and duo interp is basically the same as high school but with books so page turns are synchronized.
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