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How to Say an Effective Extempore Speech and Topics

Updated on October 27, 2013

HOW TO SAY AN EFFECTIVE EXTEMPORE SPEECH

Ok friends, i will now share my experiences with you as an effective speech maker,yes especially when it comes to delivering extempore ones.Well for many people the very thought of delivering a speech sends a shrill down their spines but what they don't realise is that it is this very thought that lets them down..I have won prizes at many events at both school and college level and I would like to share my experiences with those of you who would like to make good speeches...


Well basically its about projecting confidence and telling what you know in a short span of time..


Firstly your body language should convey the fact that you are not shaky about coming to stage .One should feel the confidence within oneself


Secondly you should know a few facts about the topic you are going to talk about.For this it's a good idea if you go through the daily newspapers and have a general understanding about things.Then its all about talking effectively without stuttering and good posture.Your body language should project good confidence.At the same time you also shouldn't appear smug.


Well, when it comes to content,its better if you organize your points and tell them in a systematic manner.Its good if you mention most of the points without going much deep in to any of them.


Its always better to limit your speech to the time allotted for one speech,especially if its a competition.


Ok friends,now a little detail in to the body language you are going to need to get it right.


Well, if its a competition,you will have to walk up to the stage.Now the judges are going to notice you.


You should appear extremely confident(not smug ) as you walk up the podium.


Adjust the mike to your setting and make eye contact with the judges and the audience.


Now its time to start.Start slowly but confidently,that's the point.


Now it is better if you keep your head slightly raised because this makes you feel confident.


Its good if you use hand gestures while stressing important points but don't overdo it.

WHAT TO SAY

Its always good if you start your speech with a quote or by describing a scene


Select the quote which suits your topic{obviously},but some quotes go with a number of topics.


Now ,its always good if you have a couple of good quotes in your arsenal.


About describing a scene,what i mean is to describe a dramatic scene...like a running commentary.


Now when it comes to the body,you need to first define what you are going to mainly speak about.But if its topics like terrorism which all people understand,then you don't have to.


After this you elaborate depending on your topic and based on how much time you have.


Finally you conclude by telling about how we should all try to achieve a common goal and things like that.


Now the topics that might come for a competition greatly depends upon what level of school or college you are.


Competitions conducted at interschool or intercollege festivals especially in arts and humanities colleges will be of higher standard and more specific.


The more specific a topic is,the more difficult it is likely to become.For example,take a topic like "CHANDRAYAAN-INDIA'S MOON MISSION" is more likely to benefit competitors who know about the topic.This again stresses the importance of general knowledge in tackling such competitions.Whereas a topic like "INDIA IN THE 21st CENTURY" will be an easy topic on which all competitors will have points to highlight.


Well normally for most competitions a short time of up to 5 minutes would be allotted to each candidate before his/her speech.


Its wise to carry a paper and pen with you to write down points during this time.


This will help you organise what you are about to say and also gives you some confidence which has a boosting effect on your performance


You just need to jot down the main points on paper,but remember never look at this paper in front of the judges even if you forget the points.

.I wish all readers the best of luck!

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WHAT CONCERNS YOU THE MOST WHEN YOU APPEAR ON STAGE?

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      unknown 2 months ago

      much more useful for me for starting extempore

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      Sneha Biswas 5 months ago

      Thanks a ton for giving me a very good plan to say about the speech I gave up in stage. I have won the 1st prize only because of you sir.

      Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you so much.

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      Sneha Biswas 5 months ago

      I'm very thankful to you for giving me the details for extempore compitition

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      vidhi singh 12 months ago

      that was amazing!

      gonna help alot..

      thank you! :)

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      sambit 12 months ago

      i need help sir. i have a competition tomorrow on extempore and i am participating for the first time.

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      jyoti 15 months ago

      thanx soooooo... much. it really helped me.

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      preethi 15 months ago

      hey buddy , I am recently participating for a competition. I have tried many times to win it. But I never get the words out.. help me with it please..I am so nervous ... put some more tips na...

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      deepa 16 months ago

      thanks a lot its very useful and well uderstanding

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      Syed S. Ahmed 17 months ago

      Dear All,

      I had attempted the extempore topics on many occasion, You just need to develop the thought on a given topic while heading towards podium, This would help you a lot to build confidence.

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      hetvik shah 21 months ago

      i learnt a lot from this

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      ashay 23 months ago

      What about self introduction.is it to be simple name class and topic or a phrase related to the topic would work inspite of our intro..

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      Shashank 24 months ago

      Thank you sir...

      Now,I am feeling improvisation in my performance.

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      Arnav 2 years ago

      thank you so much sir many many thanks to you

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      anuradha 2 years ago

      Very informative and useful.Good for the beginners! If implemented,one is sure to improve. Thank u for such valuable tips.

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      sajal 2 years ago

      thanks man for your suggesstion i think thatb it will work for me

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      Starfire 2 years ago

      it's really very useful. my friends used to laugh at me while i speech in an extempore . but now i am grateful to this page.

      it helped me alot .

      thank you once mre

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      federick 2 years ago

      Thx these tips hve boost up my confidence hope dat by the grace of God I win.

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      tanishk 2 years ago

      Thanks for the tips I have really gained confidence after reading that

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      me 2 years ago

      thankd

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      Anjali 2 years ago

      Can u pease tell me that what can be the questions for a 7th std. Student

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      Bindu 2 years ago

      It improved my confidence level a lot

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      dikshant 2 years ago

      but this is extampore so we get yopic befor 10min so what we do

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      nidhi nanfan tiwari 2 years ago

      i am so very thankful to you for your recommendations.that's not my show,but I'm a two time declamation winner and one time debate runner up and winner. today i just came to know that i'm going for my extempore competition,and i'm representing senior category is my biggest tension 'coz now the challenge is much more difficult. But after reading your post I've GAINED LOTS And LOTS OF CONFIDENCE.I REALLY LIKE YOUR POST AND I'M GIVING IT 10/10.WISH ME LUCK FOR TOMORROW.

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      kitty 2 years ago

      what are the most common topics given in extempore competitions???????

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      angela 2 years ago

      Superb,awesome.........best instructions for beginners like me....

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      Lisa Judith 2 years ago

      Hmm! Having a program tomorrow and hoping for the Best! (Crossed fingers)

      Thank you for your Tips!

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      tanisha goel 2 years ago

      aweasomeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now i will just win a prize because first empression is the last impression:)

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      niki 2 years ago

      thanku*

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      sneha 2 years ago

      very nice to improve the skills and show our talent which was hiding...........its all coz of u thanks this not only helped me but i also hope the others who read it found useful too......... i have suggested even my frndz to look up to it and build up!

      THANKS !!!

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      krishan 2 years ago

      thankx a lot love it

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      chaynika 2 years ago

      thanks ...a lot it gives me so much confidence as well as remember me some steps again thank u

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      madhu.... 2 years ago

      thank u sooooooooooooo much...tmr is my extempore competition..........

      i hope i WIN..!!!!!

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      yogin 2 years ago

      It really gives motivation !!!!

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      Kashiikaa 2 years ago

      thankyou so much. tomorrow is my extempore competition in scool and i was sooo damn nervous. hope it goes well... :/

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      Akshat 2 years ago

      Man u r great...thx for all your help.....

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      Tshandamay 2 years ago

      Very much useful tips.....

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      nidhi 2 years ago

      Thank you sir.....

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      surinderpal singh 2 years ago

      Awsm hai sir.. .twas really really helpful.

      Hope dat u share more experiences wid us so as we may be inspired by u....

      Thankew.

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      Khushi vyas 2 years ago

      Thanku . After reading this gorgeus page I got 1st prize in elocution. I am really bery happy & thankful to u.

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      Mayank 2 years ago

      Thax a lot I am going to be school captain and I love it

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      Rohit 2 years ago

      Really helpful thnks a lot

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      rajnandini 2 years ago

      thanks

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      noyal 2 years ago

      realy thankzz.........

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      sandra 2 years ago

      hope I could do well in my competitions....

      thank you

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      parita jamne 2 years ago

      thanks with this i got an idea oh how to speak..... tomorrow is my competition and i m well sure that the points which u have said will definetly make me confident

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      aman 2 years ago

      thanks

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      Madhur 2 years ago

      thanx a lot...its really helpful..

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      fsg 2 years ago

      sada!!

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      simran 2 years ago

      its really helpful

      but can you give me an easy topic

      i m really very much confused

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      anudeep 2 years ago

      your views are very good and it help me lot thank u

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      AnjAli 2 years ago

      Thnx,............for this post.

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      Ayush Anand 2 years ago

      how to speak if i don't know about the topic.................nt a single line

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      p pillai 3 years ago

      A good guidelines for all

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      basudha 3 years ago

      it's really amazing !!

      can u help me how to begin an extempore plz..

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      Bharati 3 years ago

      Thanks! This is really good advice. The most helpful tips on extempore I've found online (till now that is). :D

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      laksh 3 years ago

      Thank u sir......

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      nj 3 years ago

      realy thankzzzz

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      aj 3 years ago

      tomoorow is my extempore very lucky man is me

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      pooja 3 years ago

      its rly vry helpful...thnks a lot

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      Syed S. Ahmed 3 years ago

      Seen you entire web page and the core points which are mentioned here are very use full for a beginner, I am a member of toast mater and won many extempore competition but still some times i feel nervous and shaky when i am at podium, To remove these problems i would request for your support in order to kill my nervousness.

      Thanks

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      amal 3 years ago

      thanks

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      vipin 3 years ago

      Very nice

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      Khyati Chouksey 3 years ago

      its very nice and helpful and THANX for that.

      it will be more beneficial if you add a list of possible topics or the category from which topics are usually given.

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      terisha teli 3 years ago

      Thankyou sir , that's so helpful...

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      mohit 3 years ago

      Thanks for giving me confidence

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      Poonam joshi 3 years ago

      Thanx a lot for providing this first-aid as it will work as a helping hand for sure

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Very helpful thing.......thanks for your cooperation.

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      Anjani 3 years ago

      Thanx day after tomorrow is my extempore competition & i think it eill help me alot.......... thanx sir ☆☆☆☆☆

      Thanx alot once again

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      ritu 3 years ago

      thanx sir. Tomorrow is my competition and this will help me a lot.

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      ritu 3 years ago

      thanx sir. Tomorrow is my competition and this will help me a lot.

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      Siddhart Malik 3 years ago

      can you please help me with starting quotes for eg. quotes that can go with any extempore

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      nithya neeth 3 years ago

      really informatv.... made me realiz few ofmy mistaks..!! tqu...

      n i ll share my experc to0.....

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      Lisa 3 years ago

      Its very awesome. i just lovd it. thanks..

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      Liana burnett 3 years ago

      Thanks a lot .......

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      Nikhil Verma 3 years ago

      Hello

      I'm student and I have first prize on extempore because of these tips of this website

      Thanks for tips

      Thanks..........,......

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      Anurag 3 years ago

      Thanx a lot. I was so much nervous. But now I am much more confident for tomorrow's extempore. Hope it helps me.

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      Ayat H. 3 years ago

      Thank you,sir.

      I hope it helps me through my very first extempore speech as well.

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      sangzin 3 years ago

      thank u so much sir....

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      Abhishek Ghosh (HCHS) 3 years ago

      Thank u sir... you suggestions have given me confidence .... and its my first extempore.....hope.all goes fine......A.G

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      Abhishek Ghosh (HCHS) 3 years ago

      Thank u sir... you suggestions have given me confidence .... and its my first extempore.....hope.all goes fine......A.G

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      riya 3 years ago

      plzzz help me to give short 1 min speech on crime n self conciousnesss plzzz itss vry vry urgent

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      bhartibhuvvi 3 years ago

      Excellent!

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      anu 3 years ago

      thank u so much......

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      Relsplealanot 3 years ago

      Hello elect see my sites, set it if there is not then I'm sorry.

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      Ishika K. Mandal 3 years ago

      Thanx a lot...actually my intra school competetion is there so i wanted some good points.....i hope it will really help me...bye...

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      Sruthi Santhosh 3 years ago

      really wonderful tips..thank you.

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      bhavani 3 years ago

      its my first time at extempore...hope it helps me:) tommorow

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      James Solomon- India 3 years ago

      Its very useful....although I attempted extempore for the first time I cracked it leaving all behind. Its nice of u sir. I wish I could get such wordings updated daily in my gmail inbox.

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      maynazk 3 years ago

      I got bad remarks on my last extempore.. Hope your tips may helphelp

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      maynazk 3 years ago

      I got bad remarks on my last extempore.. Hope your tips may helphelp

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      Rohan 3 years ago

      Your TIPS were Awesome

      It helped me tooo much.

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      Rajan kumar 3 years ago

      Thak you sir, thak you so much..............!

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      Md Hasib 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for your valuable advice.....

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      KASHISH VAISH 3 years ago

      THESE ARE REALLY VERY IMPORTANT TIPS....

      THANKS....

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      3 years ago

      thank you so much!!!

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      Amrit 3 years ago

      Thankxxxx man

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      palak 3 years ago

      10x dude......

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      Shashank 3 years ago

      thank you it is really helpful !!!

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      sampreeti 3 years ago

      It really helped a lot ..............the competition is tommorow..............i am nervous as hell.............mainly with what to say.since i lack in general knowledge................though i ca speak clearly it takes time to compose the things and we are only give TWO minutes to do so..........i was thinking of quitting when i found this ...it helped .i will participate ...........THANK YOU

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      Anurag 3 years ago

      THANK'S