United States Extemporaneous Speaking and Foreign International Extemporaneous Speaking
Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment : impromptu.
Carefully prepared but delivered without notes or text.
As an extemper your job is to know what is going on around you either nationally (USX) or internationally (FX). You will be allowed to draw three topics each round and you have to pick the one you think you could talk about the longest and you have the most information on. The goal is to be able to talk in an easily followed way with tagged information for at least five minutes (the max is seven).
United States Extemp is all about events going on within the U.S. It is a maximum of seven minutes speech where you will discuss whatever your topic is and tag information as you go along to make a point that you believe is true. Your speech is supposed to be given mainly from memory, but you can use an index card.
International Extemporaneous Speaking also called Foreign International Extemporaneous Speaking and FX, is identical in structure to U.S. Extemp, except that the topics are focused on world affairs, rather than U.S. affairs. The speech is to be delivered entirely from memory. Well-received speeches generally emphasize both the oratorical and analytical aspects of the presentation.
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