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Speech Events and Coaches

We compete in many different speech events, ranging from impromptu speeches where you are given little time to prepare and give a speech (Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speaking), to TED-talk style prepared speeches (Original Speech Events), to even theater/drama style performances (Interpretation Events).


Impromptu is one of the most popular speech events. Competitors are given a set of prompts – usually famous quotations about life- and they give a short speech on it.


Extemporaneous Speaking

Extemporaneous Speaking focuses on domestic and international current events.


Original Speech Events

Original Speech Events require that you write your own original speech about a topic of your choosing.


Interpretation Events

Interpretation Events are speeches performed based on previously-existing scripts or literature.