Life Doesn’t Give You Prep Time

Life Doesn’t Give You Prep Time

It’s a simple truth that oftentimes, if we choose to make life a little bit harder for ourselves in the short term, it becomes a lot easier in the long term. In my opinion, the impromptu speech event is a perfect illustration of this. It’s an incredibly...
Extemp Prep: The First 5 Minutes

Extemp Prep: The First 5 Minutes

“Speaker 4, 5 minutes remaining.” I glance nervously down at my card. My card stares obstinately back up at me. Both of our expressions are blank. Distressed, I pick up my pen and scratch as many words as possible into the 3″ by 5″ piece of paper. Just as...