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Intramural Forensics Tournament

Safer than Squid Games, as competitive as The Hunger Games, and easier to qualify for than the Olympics; this intramural speech competition is a great way to show off your knowledge whether it’s a presentation you’ve already done for a class or a speech that you’ve always wanted to deliver. This is a fun and supportive environment that is built on sharing knowledge. 

SRJC will be hosting an intramural speech tournament on

Friday, December 3rd from 11 am - 3 pm. 

 

Never been to a speech tournament before? Not a problem! Check out the video and read the descriptions below:

 

The tournament is open to all SRJC students. If you’re looking for ways to build your public speaking skills, your resumé, or your transfer application, this tournament is for you!  

 Register here: Sign Up Form


All you need to do is have an idea for a speech or be ready for an impromptu speech, attend one orientation and coaching session, and then you’re ready to compete! Just bring your informative, impromptu, or persuasive speaking skills. 

If you enjoy the tournament and would like to receive academic credit for your participation in the future, register for Comm 52A Section 4583 for Spring semester.

Top speakers will receive a cash prize and gloating rights.

 

Tournament Schedule

Friday, December 3, 11am -3pm

10:30        Registration – Sign In

11:00        ROUND 1

12:00        ROUND 2

1:30          Finals

2:30          Awards

 

Impromptu

photo of female giving a presuasive speech

Impromptu is a public speaking event where students have seven minutes to select a topic, brainstorm their ideas, outline, and deliver a speech. 

 

 

 

Process:

A.  In the presence of one or more judges, including other contestants, the speaker talks for no more than 7 minutes on one of the topics selected.

B.  Each contestant will be given 3 topics drawn from quotations, slogans, art, grabbag, objects, etc. A total of 7 minutes will be allowed for the contestant to read the topic silently, prepare comments and speak.

C. No outside notes are permitted except for a blank index card that the student may write on during his or her preparation time.

D.  The judge should indicate elapsed time by providing verbal time signals until the contest begins to speak, and then appropriate non-verbal finger time signals for the time the contestant is speaking. The judge should announce his or her particular time signals to all the contestants before the round begins.

Rubric: 

A. Speeches shall not exceed 7 minutes in length. 

B. Speeches must use credible, contemporary, and accurate sources. 

C. Use of language and audience analysis

D. Overall

Informative 

photo of female giving an informative speechInformative is a speech written by the student with the intent to showcase their personality while educating the audience. An Informative is not simply an essay about the topic—it is a well-researched and organized presentation with evidence, logic, and sometimes humor to convey a message. 

 

 

Rubric:

A. Delivery may be from memory, extemporaneous (with or without notes), or by reading the manuscript.

B. Speeches shall not exceed ten minutes in length. There is no minimum time limit.

C. Speeches must use credible, contemporary, and accurate sources. 

                                                           D. Use of language and audience analysis

                                                           E. Overall

 

 

Persuasive 

male speakerA persuasive is a speech written by the student with the intent to persuade an audience to take action on a social issue. A persuasive speech is not simply an opinion essay or rant —it is a well-researched and organized presentation with evidence, logic, and sometimes humor to convey a need to take clear action.

 

Rubric:

A Delivery may be from memory, extemporaneous (with or without notes), or by reading the manuscript.

B. Speeches should not exceed a ten-minute time limit. There is no minimum time limit.

C. Speeches must use credible, contemporary, and accurate sources. 

D. Use of language and audience analysis

E. Overall