The Speakers of Bromley Open Trophy is a permanent fixture within the Beckenham Festival's syllabus and is competed for every November.
The festival will appoint a professional adjudicator as it does for all classes.
Speakers will be expected to demonstrate skills in terms of speech construction, speaking with conviction, gestures, use of voice, vocabulary and word pictures, humour and audience rapport. Notes may be used, but 6 x 4 inch cards are recommended.
The festival is a celebration of all that is good in the arts. Speakers of Bromley will promote this competition to all modes of speakers club throughout the south-east and we extend a warm welcome to all those who choose to participate.
The theme for the 2007 competition is: 'When does an adventure become an ordeal?' The speech duration will be a maximum of 6 minutes and the entry fee is £5.50. Speakers will incur penalty points for speaking beyond 6 minutes.
The competition will take place on Saturday, 17th of November 2007 at 4:00pm
If you haven't been to this venue before you'll be surprised to find the most wonderfully intimate amphitheatre. It's a beautiful and atmospheric auditorium, a real speaking experience.
After the competition, we plan to go to Pizza Express in Beckenham and celebrate.
Make your mind up soon and give me a call.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Entries must be in by 30th September 2007.