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Limited Preparation

For the Spontaneous/Risk Taker in Each of Us

There are two types of Limited Preparation Speeches:

  1. Extemporaneous
  2. Impromptu
What is Extemporaneous Speaking?

Extemporaneous Speaking: Contestants will be given three topics in the general category of current events. They must choose one and then have 30 minutes to prepare a speech that is the original work of the student. Maximum time limit for the speech is 7 minutes. Limited notes are permitted.

What is Impromptu Speaking?

Impromptu Speaking: An impromptu speech, substantive in nature, with topic selections varied by round and by section. Topics will be derived from quotations. Speakers will have a total of 7 minutes for both preparation and speaking. Timing commences with the acceptance of the topics sheet. Limited notes are permitted.