California Async Speech Scrimmage 5

2024 — NSDA Campus, CA/US

Impromptu Topics

IMPROMPTU TOPICS (inspired by great authors):

  1. "It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say." - Zora Neale Hurston
  2. "The way you spend your days is the way you spend your life." - Emma Straub
  3. "Too much joy, I swear, is lost in our desperation to keep it." - Ocean Vuong

We follow the NSDA Impromptu guidelines:

  1. Preparation and Delivery: The speaker has seven minutes in which to prepare a response and present a speech without consultation of prepared notes.
  2. No notes shall be used during presentation.

  3. Time: The maximum time limit is 7 minutes with a 30-second “grace period,” which includes both preparation and speaking. Should a student go beyond the grace period, the student may not be ranked 1st. There is no other prescribed penalty for going over the grace period. No minimum time is mandated. We ask students to record their prep time and speech.