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Welcome to Speech Team! By Daniel Witte General Rules of Speech (In regards to the NSAA format, found at http://www.nsaahome.org) There is a time limit for all speeches May be an over or under limit or both. There is an additional 30 second grace period with every speech Students can only participate in two events in the district and state competitions. The main goal of all speeches is to make the audience forget this is a competition. State qualifying requirements Must place certain level at districts Class A, D-1, and D-2: Top 4 Class B: Top 3 Class C-1 and C-2: Top 2 Humorous & Serious Prose Interpretation of an arrangement or cutting from literature Consists of: Introduction of the piece Include the title and author of the work Body - the piece itself Characters in the story are to be presented by different voices, gestures, stances, etc. May have script while presenting Time limit Brett Maline, 2003 Class B Humorous Prose No more than 10 minutes (+30 State Champion second grace period) Interpretation of Poetry Presentation in two different ways: One Large Poem Introduction to heighten the understanding of the work Group of poems that are related Introduction to heighten the understanding of the work Transitions to bridge the works together smoothly Must have written form of piece with you during presentation Usually in a small three-ring binder Does NOT mean you read the piece, memorization is key Time limit Between six and eight minutes (+30 second grace period before and after limits) Persuasive Speech Main purpose of the speech is to take one side of an issue and back it up using strong evidence and sources Speech is written by the contestant Topics should be controversial, but not overused Does not have to be serious, the material has to be complete and concept interesting Must have accurate and intriguing sources to help strengthen argument No more than 150 words in speech can be from quotes or sources Must have manuscript with them in the round, but not while presenting Judge can ask for manuscript after speech is presented Note cards are prohibited Time limit No more than 10 minutes (+30 second grace time) Informative Speech Main purpose is to inform the audience over any topic you wish Can be as serious as the Holocaust and as meager as the toilet bowl plunger Speech is written by the contestant Can use one 4 x 6 note card Use of visual aids are important to help inform the audience Charts or maps Actual objects Time limit No more than eight minutes (+30 second grace period) Entertainment Speech Main purpose is to entertain the audience with original work Speech is written by the contestant without any reference to other works Must have one central theme Must be fluid and not a composition of unrelated topics Visual aids can be used to enhance the humor of the speech Cannot wear costumes or makeup Can use one 4 x 6 notecard Time limit No more than eight minutes (+30 second grace period) Extemporaneous Main purpose of “extemp” is to have students write a speech within a specific time frame. Students draw three topics (pick one) an hour before they are to present Students have one hour to write the speech Speech team will bring a variety of news magazines, quote books, etc to have as research material Students must work alone Can use one 4 x 6 notecard Upon entering the room, student must give judge the piece of paper containing the topic. Time limit Between five to seven minutes (+30 second grace time before and after limits) For a list of the extemporaneous topics this year, go to http://www.nsaahome.org/textfile/speech/topics.htm Oral Interpretation of Drama The purpose of O.I.D. is to interpret a cutting of a play clearly to the audience “O.I.D.” consists of 3-5 students Touching between students is prohibited Everyone must have the script with them during the presentation Consists of: Introduction of the piece Include the title and author of the work Body - the piece itself Time limit No more than 15 minutes (+30 second grace period) Duet Acting This event incorporates more of an acting aspect rather than speech giving Two actors must perform a cutting of a play Think of it as a short one-act play The only props that can be used are a table and two chairs Actors can play more than one character Consists of: Introduction of the piece Include the title and author of the work Body - the play itself Time limit No more than 12 minutes (+30 second grace period) Dress Top Males: Shirt and tie Females: Nice shirt, blouse, or sweater. Nothing revealing Dress Top Males: Shirt and tie Females: Nice shirt, blouse, or sweater. Nothing revealing Bottom No denim! Males: Dress Slacks Females: Skirt at or below the knees, dress pants Dress Top Males: Shirt and tie Females: Nice shirt, blouse, or sweater. Nothing revealing Bottom No denim! Males: Dress slacks Females: Skirt at or below the knees, dress pants Etc. Dress shoes (no sneakers) Non-distracting jewelry If you question your attire, ask yourself if you grandparents would approve if you wore this to church. Stuck on a topic? A good way to try to find aspects of your topic is to draw a little diagram and write things associated with the topic. It may help you figure out what you want to say in your speech. Try it out! Pictures, used for educational purposes, are from Calvin and Hobbes at Martijns My Expectations 1. Act mature when you are in your round 2. Be courteous to your judge 3. Always show up early 4. Support the team whenever you can 5. Use note cards as little as possible 6. Put as much effort into this as any other extracurricular activity 7. Have fun Schedule Schedule Date Time Location Haymaker 1/20 9:30 AM Cozad Invite Bison Invite 1/24 9:00 AM McCook Southwest 1/30 10:00 AM Southwest Invite Cambridge 2/4 9:30 AM Cambridge Invite Swede Invite 2/11 9:00 AM Gothenburg RVL 2/19 1:00 PM Bertrand Conference Me with my speech coach at the 2002 District C2-8 3/1 9:00 AM Alma Nebraska State Speech Meet (Don’t believe I placed? Go to http://www.nsaahome.org/textfile/speech/2002c2.htm) State 3/17 8:00 AM UNK
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