The Mindset of an Extemporaneous Speaker

There are many tips, tricks, and strategies for improving as an extemporaneous speaker. But how can one address minute changes unless the overall mindset is correct? In this article I will attempt to provide some important tips and strategies for improving as an extemp speaker. But more than anything, I want to challenge you to check your mindset about extemp and allow that to influence all the details of your speeches. I will simply encourage you to be more than a reporter in your extemp speeches. Take it up to the next level; be an analyst. So, what does being an analyst mean in this context?

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This will be Online Apol.’s fifth year, and we expect it to be better than ever. Although this will be our first year at Online Extemp- we have no doubt it will be a great resource and benefit to those who attend. Here are what others had to say…

“Thank you so much for Online Apol. It has been a great opportunity for my child. I am so thankful for the personal accountability, and emphasis on growth, rather than the competition.” ~ parent

“I am so grateful for my Online Apol. friends. I now feel I am prepared to write my cards with confidence.” ~student

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Still not convinced… Here is what our Apologetics Ambassadors have to say about Apologetics…

Myles McLean- “Apologetics challenged me to know how to deal with the tough questions. I still don’t always have the right answer, but it taught me how to express what I do know in an honest, genuine manner. Being okay with not knowing every little detail of the Christian faith, and instead focusing on the big truths and trusting the Holy Spirit to move within the hearts of those who you come into contact with.”

Joel Erickson- “Don’t be daunted by the seemingly insurmountable 105 questions. Approach the category with an “I-can-do-all-things-through-Christ-who-gives-me-strength” mentality. Focus on preparing for Apologetics as a way to enrich your relationship with God and teach some judges about His grandeur.”

Stefanie Klaves- “Growing up in a Christian home, I thought I “knew” God and Christian fundamentals. After engaging in a few conversations with Buddhists and Atheist friends, I realized that I couldn’t adequately articulate why I believed what I believed, why the Bible is more reliable than other holy books, or why the Christian faith is preferable to their religious beliefs.”

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Why do Extemp?

imageRikki Eskelund tried Extemporaneous Speaking her Senior year. Although she tried every single event in her NCFCA career, she wishes that she had done Extemp before her last year, as it has been a huge benefit to her in post-NCFCA life! Currently, Rikki is pursuing a degree in professional communication dealing with managing and marketing.

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Why do Extemp?

imageBy: Heather Neumann

Ben Rolsma is from Milton, Wisconsin. He competed in the NCFCA for seven years—the first four speech only, debate and speech the last three. The highlight of his time in the league was a successful run in team-policy debate his senior year- 2016, followed closely by competing in Extemporaneous Speaking.

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