Lansing Last Chance Qualifier
2019 — Lansing, KS, KS/US
Extemporaneous Speaking-- (USX/IX). This is an event in which the student is asked to give a speech answering a question regarding current events. There are two categories of extemp: International Extemp and U.S. Extemp. The student receives three questions each round, selects one, and has thirty minutes to prepare a speech of not more than seven minutes. Content: the speech should be clearly organized and responsive to the question asked. The student should show a good understanding of the issue(s) and should support any points raised (generally with evidence from his sources). Delivery: although a 3X5 note card is permitted, many speakers use no notes. The speaker should be relatively fluent, have good eye contact, and have appropriate gestures.