Weekly Questions: September 19th – September 25th

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Weekly Questions: September 12th – September 18th

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Weekly Questions: September 5th – September 11th

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Delivery Extemp Content and Strategy

The Extemper’s Bible, The Book

Guess what? We have a book now. It’s name? Well, the title of our website. By Krish Shah with Govind Pattathil and Vikram Sundaram as contributors.

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Calling All Speakers, 2022-2023 Leadership Applications

Want to write for or work at The Extemper’s Bible? Here’s your chance to join!

Weekly Questions: August 29th – September 4th

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Weekly Questions: August 22nd – August 28th

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Changes to Weekly Questions + Questions: August 15th – August 21st

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Extemp Camp Opportunity

Ananth Veluvali and Peter Alisky, two extempers who help run the Extemper’s Bible, are offering a high-quality, low-cost extemp camp in August virtually. Extempers of all experience levels are invited to learn from national champions in activities ranging from content lectures, delivery drills, substructure, strategy, practice speeches, and much more. Find more information at paramountprep.org. […]

Weekly Questions: Summer Feedback

As the 2021-22 season draws to a close, the Extemper’s Bible would like to solicit feedback on its Weekly Questions scheme to ensure that it continues being a valuable resource to all extempers. If you have a free moment, please fill out the form below. You can send any additional thoughts you may have to […]

Congratulations to our 2021-22 National Points Race Champion and Top Placers!

The 2021-22 season has come to a close, and the Extemper’s Bible is ready to crown a champion! Congratulations to Daniel Kind of the Lake Highland Preparatory School, Florida for being the nation’s top Points Race performer this year with 10,750 points! Kind is the first-ever NPR competitor to break the five digit mark, and […]

Weekly Questions: June 6th – June 12th

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Weekly Questions: May 30th – June 5th

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Extempers’ Favorite Podcasts: A Quick Survey

Are you a podhead? Look no further! In this article, Ananth Veluvali asks some extempers from around the circuit for their favorite news-related podcasts. Apologies in advance for the gratuitous use of emojis 🙂

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Weekly Questions: May 23rd – May 29th

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Blog Post Extemp Content and Strategy

Practice makes Perfect – A Collection of Practice Routines

Kevin asks some of his favorite extempers what they’ve done to practice for TOCs. Definitely not a last minute Spring Break grind session…

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Blog Post National Points Race

2021-22 National Points Race, January/February Update: Kind takes Sunvite and Barkley Forum, Zavarro wins Harvard, Frank Mc-Pheter, Olakangil, Ververis, Chien, Sistla, and Vandenburg take wins

Welcome to the fourth update for the 2021-22 National Points Race! In this edition, we discuss changes made to the Points Race in regards to replacing the Stanford Invitational, and cover the results from Sunvitational, the Cavalier Invitational, the James Logan MLK Invitational, Barkley Forum, Harvard, Palm Classic, and the Cal Invitational. January and February […]

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2021 Reflection: See Our Growth and New Direction

Happy New Year! In this article, founder Ananth Veluvali reflects on the success of the Extemper’s Bible in 2021, while also highlighting new leadership opportunities that have opened up. This is a MUST READ!

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National Points Race October Update: Paltzik Champions Bronx, Kind Takes Blue Key

While October only had two tier four tournaments that were in the National Points Race, we saw two familiar faces from last month at the top of both tournaments. The New York City Invitational (Bronx) was held from October 15th through the 17th. In first place was Yale champion McKinley Paltzik of Phoenix Country Day […]

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The Extemper’s Bible is Running Its Own Tournament!

With the extemp season winding down, we wanted to provide extempers with a high-quality tournament to help prepare for state tournaments, the TOC and ETOC, NCFLs, and NSDA Nationals. Our judges are nationally- acclaimed extempers, and the tournament is open to anyone in high school and middle school. The link to register is below — […]

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Blog Post Delivery Extemp Content and Strategy

A Collection of Quotes

Few things spice up a speech like a timely quote. In this article, we’ll go over some quotes that can be used in any extemporaneous speech and go over how to use them.