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The Half Hour: Prep Room Ep.2 w/ YuYu and Spencer - Extemp Question Types and Speech Construction

YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis of The Half Hour return with their One Clap exclusive special edition podcast series that is specifically about improving Extemporaneous Speaking skills. In The Half Hour: Prep Room, YuYu and Spencer will break down the skills that are especially valued by extemp judges. The second episode of this five part series is about question types and speech construction.


Each episode of the Prep Room will tackle a specific question and include a conversation between YuYu and Spencer about how extempers could possibly use a method to approach this question in a way that resonates with judges. This episode is about question types, so the duo explores three questions (one of each of the most common question types).

Predictive: Will the Coronavirus related economics slowdown in Asian countries cause a global recession?

Descriptive: What is behind the rise of nativist white supremacist movement in conservative politics?

Prescriptive: What should American high schools do to provide better access for trans-women in athletics?

No time to waste, Extempers! Get in the Prep Room!


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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Spark

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

Business Information: Reach via Social Media [Links Above]

Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Spencer Travis

Powered By: One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast [Lyle Wiley]

Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

This podcast (or clips from this podcast) cannot be used without consent of One Clap/The Half Hour. All recordings are our own work with our own research and information put together.


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Our One Clap and Wyoming Speech and Debate community mourns with the Kramer family and the many others who loved and appreciated Mack Kramer - a Rock Springs and University of Wyoming debater who was tragically taken away from us too soon. Mack was a kind, hard-working, hilarious, brilliant soul, and they will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, Mack.


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