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An Introduction to Extemp
Transcript of An Introduction to Extemp
speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson EXTEMPORANEOUS:
(1) composed, performed, or uttered
on the spur of the moment : impromptu
(2) carefully prepared but delivered without notes or text Extemp is a speech event where competitors have 30 minutes to prepare a 7 minute speech on either domestic or foreign issues. What is Extemp? Categories Competitors receive topics at tournaments
Preliminary round--> semi-finals round--> finals round
Emphasis on presentation and public sepaking Characteristics Tubs: contain a compilation of printed news articles and magazines for research
Legal pads and pens
Timer (if necessary)
Laptop (optional): Dropbox--> electronic library of news articles Tools There are lots of benefits!
~Improves your public speaking
~Increases your self-confidence
~Helps you to be a better debater
~ Teaches vital research skills and speech writing
~Makes you a more informed citizen
~Is a lot of fun! :) Why Should You Do Extemp? Foreign/International Domestic/United States Novice Extemp--> A category specifically for novices that includes a blend of foreign and domestic topics -Focuses on nations outside the US
-Broader topic variety
-Examples: international organizations
and relationships, foreign conflicts, etc. -Focuses on US issues
-More specific topics
-Examples: social issues, US politics, military, etc. Workshops are held every Wednesday after school
Workshop leader: Sarah Bernardo JOIN EXTEMP! NFL Nationals 2008 Samples of Speeches! Kentucky Finals Round 2011