The Viking Voice Invitational

2022 — Middleton, ID/US

Extemporaneous Speaking

Abbreviation EXT
Format Speech
Entry Fee $8.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Time: 7 min. maximum -- Time signals: provided - ADOPTING THE INTERNET RULES ADOPTED BY THE NSDA!

Draw Event -- Topics selected/prepared in draw room

Competitors will choose domestic or international news upon arrival. The draw room will post topics in each category (domestic and international) from which each speaker may choose. Additional sets of topics for each speaker will be posted every seven minutes. He/she will have 30 minutes to prepare, and may use an index and research periodicals during this time. Resource materials will not be provided by the tournament. The topics will be stapled to the ballot packet and the judge should circle the topic selection of each competitor and return the topic sheet with the ballots at the conclusion of the round. The speech should be a synthesis of fact and opinion on the topic - not a memory test of any particular magazine.

Changes to Extemp - We are excited to be adopting the NSDA’s Pilot rules for Extemporaneous Speaking. Under these rules, students will now be allowed access to the internet for their preparation.