Etiquette at Speech Meets

  • Dress Code
    • The dress code for speech tournaments is formal: Proper attire is dress clothes (skirts, dresses, dress pants, dress shirts, etc.). No jeans of any kind are allowed. No khaki pants are allowed. We want to maintain a professional manner and our dress contributes to that. You will be left at home if you are not dressed properly.
    • You will remain in your dress clothes until the end of the tournament; however, you may wear a sweatshirt until the awards ceremony. If you need help getting proper clothing for speech tournaments, please see Mr. Bambrick.
    Before Your Speech
    • Be prepared! The work you put into preparing your speech during the week will go along way toward a having a good meet on Saturday. 
    • After our team meeting and after you have received your schedule, find your rooms. 
    • Leave your coat &/or bag(s) in the meeting area.  Bring only your script, a pen/pencil, water, and yourself to your speaking room. 
    • Be in the room 5 minutes before the round begins.
    During & After the Rounds
    • Sit quietly during each speaker (pay attention!) and applaud after each speech.  Be polite! 
    • Return to the meeting area after each round to check in with Mr. Bambrick (or at least to see if he's there!). 
    • Be quiet walking through the hallways; speeches are taking place all around you! 
    • Clean up after yourself. 
    • Remember that all times that you are not just representing your team or school, but the entire Fulda community.  Words and actions should reflect as such.