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Transcript of Extemporaneous Speech
colloquially known as
, is a competitive event popular in United States high schools and colleges, in which students speak persuasively or informatively about current events and politics.
In extemp, a speaker chooses a question out of 3 offered, then prepares for 30 minutes with the use of previously prepared articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, and articles from news Web sites, before speaking for 7 minutes on the topic.
Extemp is popular and favored because of the informal delivery style and the impression of detailed prior knowledge it gives. The tone of speaking when knowledge is very much ingrained is one that is calm and assured, which makes it seem more believable. This is one of the advantages of such method of speech.
The problem with extemporaneous speech is that it requires strong oratory skills.
Not everyone speaks as well as leaders such as Barack Obama. If you don't know a topic well enough, or are prone to nerves or stumbling over your words as you think then your speech will sound disjointed and poor and not at all engage the audience, thus making you seem like you don't know the facts.
There are four speaking events: informative, persuasive, domestic, and foreign. However, some areas have only two events, being foreign policy and domestic policy, and some other areas have three, being foreign policy, domestic policy, and economical.
Another is the flexibility of such a speech; it can be interrupted with questions from the audience/listeners and can answer in more detail where necessary, or bring a point forward and move everything else further into the speech.
•It develops public speaking skills
•It raises knowledge of current events
•It improves analytical skills
•It enhances writing skills
•It increases organizational skills.
•Attentiveness to political, economic and social issues
•It produces a more informed citizen
Another is time pressure because you only have limited time to answer the given question.
Cassandra Angelica Gaya
James David Asprer
BSBA Marketing II
Counseling a Friend
Hello everyone! To my teacher and classmates, I hope you had a good sleep last night. To start off, let me congratulate everyone in this room first because it’s configured that we are all humans! But being a human is not all laughter and partying. There are tears... challenges. Sometimes we do make some mistakes in life. Luckily, because we are all God’s creation, He gave us friends too. Friends whom we could run to whenever we have problems… people who would always be there for us. I’m sure that sometimes, it is our friends who choose to run to us also whenever they have problems. But what do we do during those times?
Now I am guessing that you all know what my topic is going to be all about. Of course, it is about counseling your friend the right way. I will inform you of the negative habits or things that we usually do when our friends come to us and ask for our help and then afterwards, I am going to give you some pointers on how to make your counseling better for you and your friend.
Having made myself clear on the two main points of my talk, let us move on to the first point, shall we?
The first thing that we have to avoid is assuming their problem as a small one. Your friend’s problem might be small for you but it may be big for them. Let me give you a classic example. Your friend comes to you to express her sadness on her recent breakup with her boyfriend. And you on the other hand say, “I’ve been through that already. No need to cry your heart out. You’ll get over that quickly.” The next thing you know, you heard on the news that your friend already committed suicide. Well of course that is worst case scenario but this is one of the things that we are trying to avoid. You see, we should consider that this is a problem that is making your friend’s life miserable.
Examples of Extemporaneous speeches
eroes, where are they now?"
- Performed in front of the class.
- Given a list of possible topics which you would prepare the speech a week later. (maraming pumili ng "friendship", kasi madali nga nman un - ako ung pinili ko ung nasa dulo ng list, para maiba nman bounce )
Before anything, I would like to greet my fellow students and teacher a warm, good afternoon. I am here standing before you now to state my opinions regarding the topic: "Heroes, where are they now?".
If you ask a normal person what comes to their mind whenever they hear the word "hero", they would usualy come up with a common answer, That is, a hero is someone from the past who tried to change history, succeeded in it, and finally, altered it forever, heroes are usualy great men that helped bring innovation, fight for freedom, fight for justice, struggle for peace and many other glorious things that made their names remembered until this very generation. These people and their efforts will never be forgotten by mankind as if it wasn't for them we won't probably be enjoying all the leisure and freedom that we have now.
Of course, life don't go easy on them, just like everybody else, heroes also experience great difficulties in life as they grow up, difficulties that usually hinders our time, our skill, our work, our life. Yet, become heroes because they try to go against the odds, they go against everything that is bad, unjust or nearly anything that does not match with their beliefs or principles in life. They'd rather be outcast than blend with people they don't like, They'd rather be unemployed than be paid for a dirty job, They'd rather be blindfolded and shot in the back than to abide to a law that promotes cruelty to their friends, their family, their people.
However, the problem is, In our current time, our generation, this age. The number of these incredible individuals are dropping, As if the wonderful qualities of a hero can't be passed on to his children. Rather than fighting for peace and freedom, wars are started, wars that involve a great number of innocent people are started, because of a reason completely different from the previous goal -> GOLD.
It sounds terrifying, but it's the truth, powerful men of today declare war mostly just for their own personal wants and desires. they don't consider innocent lives as important anymore, all they are concerned of are the gains, and benefits to them.
With this said, smaller people who are already deprived of food, shelter, money will tighten their grip on their remaining "resources". This is pretty much the case for people not only on those countries under war, but also third- world countries, where corruption is the very problem. When those who have the position becomes greedy, then everyone else becomes greedy too. They also get too materialistic, too selfish, too cruel, then the whole world gets to feel a little colder.
Fortunate, ever if heroes are rare, they still exist and always inspire the youth about good will, the heroes of today may not jump on bullets to save a person, they may not aspire to be good leaders and such, but they know how to respect, they know how to keep people at ease, and, they always care in all shapes and sizes.
If there are someone to ask me "Where are the heroes of today?", I'll be answering "They're everywhere", Yes my friends, every one of us has a hero inside here. Every one of us is a hero, as we and common heroes share the same traits: we breathe, we all grow, we all learn, and best of all, we all keep the people around us happy.