• Impromptu Speaking

    Time: 7 minutes (includes prep)      Time signals: provided

    Draw Event                  Topics drawn/prepared in contest room

    Contestants will draw three topics, choose one, and may use a total of 7 minutes between preparation and speaking.

    The contestant may take notes during the preparation time, but may not refer to the notes during the presentation.

    Topics will be news items for one round, abstract words for one round, and quotations for one round. In semi and final rounds the contestant will receive one news item, one quotation, and one abstract word.