Speech

To see a complete list of the current competitive events and their descriptions, check out NCFCA.org.

The Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club  participates in these specific speech events:
(Note: Some of these events are not currently available with the NCFCA to be competed in, but are included in our curriculum to maximize the educational value of the club. Also note that we have left out some events. These will be covered during the Spring Semester.)

Interpretive Events

Impromptu topic

Impromptu topic

  • Open Interpretation (OI)

An Open Interpretation creatively explores and develops the intellectual, emotional, and artistic embodiment of a single piece of literature for performance.
Example OI

  • Duo Interpretation (Duo)

A Duo Interpretation creatively explores and develops the intellectual, emotional, and artistic embodiment of a single piece of literature for dual performance.
Example Duo

  • Biblical Presentation

A Biblical Presentation creatively develops and presents one or two selections of scripture in an effort to foster understanding of God’s word, deepen the speaker’s Christian faith, and encourage the listener.
Example Biblical (None available)

  • Original Interpretation

An Original Interpretation creatively explores and develops the intellectual, emotional, and artistic embodiment of literature written by the student for performance. (You write it, then perform it.)
Example Original

Platform Events

  • Illustrated Oratory (IO)

An Illustrated Oratory is an original platform speech which informs or explains a particular topic with the use of visual aids.
Example IO

  • After Dinner Speech (ADS)

An After Dinner speech is an original humorous platform speech that informs or attempts to persuade the audience on a noteworthy topic.
Example ADS

  • Biographical Narritive (BN)

A Biographical Narrative is an original platform speech that focuses on the relevance and/or contributions of a single person’s life.                                                                                                                 Example BN

Limited Preparation Events

  • Apologetics (Apol)

Apologetics is a limited preparation event in which the speaker is given four minutes to prepare a six-minute speech on a topic related to defending his/her faith.
Example Apol.

  • Extemporaneous (Extemp)

Extemporaneous Speaking is a limited preparation event where the speaker is given twenty minutes to prepare a seven-minute speech on a current event topic.
Example Extemp

  • Impromptu (Imp.)

Impromptu a limited preparation speech in which the speaker is given two minutes to prepare a five-minute speech on a randomly drawn topic.
Example Imp