Tabitha Jeub received the question, “Where will Taylor Swift go with her music this year?” This was a finalist question at a Texas tournament.
Extemp – International Question
Tabitha Jeub received the question, “Is it bad for us for Australia and Chile to woo China after we reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?” This was a finalist question at a Colorado tournament.
Extemp (as well as other limited-prep events like Apologetics) often allows for unethical use of evidence and research. Listen in to the discussion made at Extemp Camp about ethics in extemporaneous speaking.
Nonverbal communication is what you communication when you’re NOT speaking. Cody Herche explains why this is so important, the queues of nonverbal communication, and how to improve yours in competition.
Making Yourself a Credible Speaker
Building credibility is one of the best strategies for extemporaneous speakers in competition. Champion extemper and debater Isaac Harris gives his steps to building credibility in extemp.
Extemp Basics and Champion Analysis
Champion extempers know that the key to successful extemp speaking is giving champion-level analysis of the headlines. Extemp champion Shane Baumgardner explains in this Extemp Camp session.
Focus on Nationals
If you made it to your national tournament, you’re about to enter the most academically challenging tournament of your year. Multi-winning champion Shane Baumgardner explains the focus to have to make the most of your experience.
Keys to Extemp
Competitive extemporaneous speaking (“extemp” for short) is a most rewarding—albeit demanding—sport. Are you up for the challenge? After selecting one of three extemp questions, you have only 30 minutes to prepare a 7-minute speech for a panel of judges.