Individual Event Tips and Links

Impromptu Speaking

Extemporaneous Speaking

Editorial Commentary

Informative-Expos; Persuasive-Oratory; After Dinner Speaking-Speech to Entertain

Communication Analysis-Rhetorical Criticism

Interpretation: Prose, Poetry, Dramatic, Duo, etc.

See the Individual Events and Debate Textbooks at the West Coast web page.


Deal with the fear of speaking

Incorporate humor

Use good intros and conclusions

Set up effective main points

Use style--good wording

Making good thesis statements

Coming up with speech topics

Using visual aids in your speeches