Exttempore Topics

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Extempore speaking is the term used for a non-formally prepared speech. Explaining to your parents why you arrived home later than your curfew is a form of extempore speaking. When you watch a beauty pageant on television and the contestants have to draw a question and answer it for the judges, they are extempore speaking. Every time you speak you are preparing for extempore speaking. You probably prepare without even knowing it. You have to read to learn new things for this type of speaking. When doing extempore speaking, you need to use the knowledge that you have and use a strong delivery.

There comes a time in every one’s life when he or she will have to give an impromptu speech. It may be for anything – a radio interview, a teacher trying to get you to speak up in class, or even in a casual debate. It happens more often than most people would think. The words we speak are chosen at the point of delivery and they flow back and forth, with communication being two-way, three-way or four-way. It is all done without any preparation. The key to extempore speaking is that the words spoken are chosen as we speak them, and what is delivered is a stream of consciousness that is fluent, erudite and articulate, while being unscripted. Effective extempore speaking always has the purpose of the presentation and the impact on the audience at its heart. In an extempore/impromptu speaking, it is important to speak to the purpose and to consider carefully what effect you want to have on your audience, then the notion that it is possible to simply choose the right words at the point of delivery, without any kind of preparation, is at best naive and at worst disastrous. Even the few who are capable of it will admit to significant preparation when the stakes are high.

Not only that, you have to consider how long to speak for. Effective speakers, in their preparation, also consider the audience at all times. They ensure that they speak to the audience they have in front of them, rather than the audience they would like to have in front of them. Extempore Speaking in admission procedure:

These days, Group Discussion after written test has become very obvious and had made it difficult for the admission panel to select the candidate with the right kind of attitude and knowledge. To break off with the regular planned process, the Extempore Speaking has been introduced in the admission process of many top MBA colleges like International Institute of Management (IMI), Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), etc. Few colleges are making it tough by including the extempore speaking together with the GD and PI. FMS - Know the basics of extempore and ways to prepare:

FMS conducts GD, PI and extempore for selecting the students. Extempore - in the context of FMS - you have to speak without preparation. The FMS extempore takes place in between the GD and PI. After completing your GD, when you go for the PI, you will be given a topic to speak for a minute. There is no basis on which the topic can be given to you. It can be anything and everything. * Topics to expect

Generally, the extempore topics are not very tough. The topics range from something very personal like hobbies, academic background, a particular or recent incident, a common saying or proverb or an issue of current affair. So be prepared to speak on anything and everything.

Last year, some of the extempore topics were Dressed to kill, Your Dream Girl, My Impression of the Panel, The color of my shirt, Properties of Sun, to name a few. How to go about it?
While you get the topic, do not rush to start even if you feel that you are well versed with the topic. Take some time to gather your thoughts according to points. And then start with the first point and carry on with the flow. Since the duration of your speech will be very less, your time will end before you can actually talk on all the points which you had arranged. So it would be best to prioritize your points and say...
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