Tall Tales Game Show

Who will tell the tallest tale ever told?

Here’s your chance to use your WILDEST IMAGINATION! WOW US! ENGAGE US! MAKE US LAUGH! Participate in the language of your choice: ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, and SPANISH What is a tall tale? A tall tale is a story with unbelievable elements, related as if it were true and factual. Some stories such as these are exaggerations of actual events.

Check out the following links for good examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVzjhUEjO0Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKFK5T63YeA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2siTXnKprI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hl_pOQUOUc And here are several videos that explain Tall Tales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX4Tqn-ASFM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsufJ8vTXGE" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qisbRAzsdco

Basic Rules of the Tall Tales Game Show

1- Speeches shall be from three to five minutes. A participant "celebrity" will be disqualified if the speech is less than two minutes 30 seconds or more than five minutes 30 seconds. So whittle down your story to the most important points. 2- It must be an original story with original content. Best to use something that happened to you so you’re not suspected of copying an existing story. 3- ANY members (who are not District Core Team officers) in good standing can participate. There are NO eligibility requirements so every member is eligible to participate. No excuses! 4- There is no topic limitation. You can choose any topic you want your tale to be about. It just has to be original. So, no adapting from a children’s storybook. 5- Humor and props may be used and are even suggested to illustrate the story. 6- Do NOT prepare a written introduction as only your name and speech title will be announced when you are introduced.

Tips to WIN a Tall Tales Game Show

- Participants "celebrities" are advised to start the story with a short 10-20 second introduction to your story so that people know where you’re going with it. - Plan a story plot that stays on track that people can follow. - Create a build-up to a climax in the story. - Use a TON of exaggeration that will naturally bring humor. - Have pauses to give people time to laugh and breathe. - Avoid yelling as this happens often. - Describe details to the point where the audience has a picture in their minds of what is happening. - Include surprise twists in your story to throw the audience off guard and so that things happen that are unexpected. - Tie-up your story with a final point as you would any speech. - Leave ’em laughing.

How to Participate

A. Participants “celebrities”, in good standing at any club in the area, need to upload their videos to YouTube (privately) and send the video link/s to their respective Area Director, no later than Friday, September 27th. B. Each video needs to include the name of the participant “celebrity” + title of speech or talk + the respective GAME SHOW. C. You will receive notice on or before October 7th if selected to represent your Division. GOOD LUCK!!