What is Impromptu speech?

Impromptu Speech is a type of speech event. Impromptu competitions are held by multiple organizations including the NSDA(National Speech and Debate Association).

Each event gives the performer a topic randomly at each round. The topic is either a quote, object, proverb, one-word abstract, picture, or any alternative options. Then the performers prepare themselves for short time and deliver a speech in front of the judges.

The difficulty level can be high, but it has many benefits. Students can develop effective speech and analyzing skills. Students can also continue Impromptu Speech even in college with the same format.

Many high school students participate in both debate and Impromptu events at tournaments.

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