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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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