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Council on Foreign Relationships The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Founded in 1921, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy. Our goal is to start a conversation in this country about the need for Americans to better understand the world.
Extemp Alternate Practice Methods Are your extempers getting bored with writing speeches for critiques every week? Of course! Who wouldn’t be? We love extemp, but there has to be a better way to mix things up. Here are some practice ideas from the IN High School Forensics Association
Extemp Genie! At the push of a button, Extemp Genie downloads thousands of articles from top news sources, formats them, and stores them on your disk drive for offline viewing and searching. Cost is $24.99 per student
Extemp Primer Who doesn't need an Extemp Primer! - From 4N6U.org
Extemp Quotes Few things contribute more to an extemp speech than a well-placed quote. Adding a meaningful quotation can help enhance an otherwise bland or monotonous speech in many ways. It can add some much-needed humor, make a powerful statement, provide an easy transition, or simply give your statements a little more ethos. Here is a list of a few great quotations that can enhance your speech and a short analysis of possible uses for them.
Extemp Speech Outline Download and print multiple copies for all your extempers!
Nationals 2017 - Olivia Shoemaker - International Extemp Finalist (VIDEO) THE TOPIC: What can be done to alleviate Venezuela's economic crisis?
Podcast - Civics 101 Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.
Podcast - Deep Dish on Global Affairs By the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Each week, host Brian Hanson talks with international thought leaders, journalists, and other experts to go beyond the headlines on critical global issues and US foreign policy.
Podcast - NPR Politics Every weekday, NPR's best political reporters are there to explain the big news coming out of Washington and the campaign trail. They don't just tell you what happened. They tell you why it matters. Every afternoon.
Podcast - The Daily by the New York Times This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism.
Podcast - The Extemper's Bible With interviews, the news, extemp strategy, and more, the Extemper's Bible is the desperately needed podcast for the extemper community.
Podcast - The Inside Story by Al Jazeera Smart, timely, and quick analysis from Brookings experts on breaking news and changing policies. In under ten minutes, learn not only what happened, but why, and how to make sense of it.
Podcast - The Intelligence by Economist Radio A current-affairs podcast, published every weekday by Economist Radio, that provides a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world.
Podcast - The Journal by the Wall Street Journal The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.
Podcast - Wordly by Vox A weekly international podcast highlighting the one thing you need to understand to make sense of the world around you.
The Christian Science Monitor The Christian Science Monitor is an international daily newspaper published Monday through Friday. One of the 5 Sources identified by the NFL as a utilized resource.
The Extemp Hub Extemp Hub was created to offer Extemporaneous Speaking resources (practice topics, tutorial videos, teaching strategies) as well as a forum for students and coaches to share their perspectives about the event as it continues to evolve. Despite offering some of the best real-world training for public speakers, researchers, and writers, Extemp continues to intimidate both students and coaches. Our goal is to make this wonderful event more accessible while fighting to preserve standards for its integrity, quality, and training.
The Extemper's Bible A non-profit organization that provides free extemp resources for the extemp community. Run by a mix of high school extempers and former extemp alum, we’re one of the largest resources for speech & debate available nationwide. On our website, you’ll find weekly practice questions, topic briefings, strategy pieces, a national points race, and more.
Time Magazine One of 5 magazines identified by the NFL as a recommended source.
Tips on Extemp Speaking Quick tips for quality extemp speeches
U.S. News and World Report One of the 5 sources identified by the NFL as a resource.
West Coast Publishing's Extemp Links An extensive list of national, regional and international news sources for Extemp Research - Clickable hyperlinks!
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