Mustang Madness

2024 — Herriman, UT/US

Impromptu--Varsity - B In Person

Abbreviation VIM-B
Format Speech
Entry Fee $5.00
Overall Entry Limit 50
Entry Limit Per School 4
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

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Impromptu is a public speaking event where students have seven minutes to select a topic, brainstorm their ideas, outline and deliver a speech. The speech is given without notes and uses an introduction, body, and conclusion. The speech can be light-hearted or serious. It can be based upon prompts that range from nursery rhymes, current events, celebrities, organizations, and more.Impromptu is a public speaking event that tests a student’s ability to analyze a prompt, process his or her thoughts, organize the points of the speech, and deliver them in a clear, coherent manner. Students’ logic is extremely important. They must be able to take an abstract idea, such as a fortune from a fortune cookie, and put together a speech that has a thesis and supporting information.

Students are given topics by the Judge as they get up individually and select one from those on the slip of paper given them.

Time is 7 minutes total....They can use this time however they would like, most take about 2 min prep and speak for 4-5 minutes, but can do less or more in each side as long as it totals 7 min. If they go over time, give them a little bit of grace, however, if they go too far, mark them as you would normally and click overtime.