Extemporaneous Speech Topic 
Outline Sample

Extemporaneous speech topic outline for students who have to deal with actual themes using ordinairy news articles to formulate arguments and evidence in a snap. For this writing I used four articles as basics to filter out information, listed in the sources paragraph below:


My step by step method: First I decided on the angle of view. Secondly, I simply choose for this extemp question: Does President Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? And thirdly, I follow the instructions in the template below. Remember, you can also take side in favor of the laureate. This is not my personal opinion, but just an example to show you how to write an extemp pattern yourself.

INTRODUCTION OF YOUR EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH TOPIC

I. INTEREST STEP
The award of the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 to Barack Obama is a surprise pick which raise lots of doubts. A peace award winner who has not directed any winning peace project so far.

II. THESIS
So, does he realy deserve it? No, he has not achieved any real success in foreign policy matters.

III. CLARIFICATION
The Norwegian Committee has praised his extraordinary efforts in international diplomacy. But world reactions expressed surprise. The honor comes too soon, according to worldleaders, there are no real peace achievements.

IV. PREVIEW
(This is a short compelling summary of the vital body bricks)

The laureate does not deserve the prize because of Iraq, the Middle East and Afghanistan, the President himself has spoken openly about his doubts, and other preeminent political figures who won before sure had achieved real substantial diplomatic peace successes.
And they are openly credited for it internationally.

THE BODY RUBRIC

I. MAIN POINT OF YOUR EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH TOPICS
There have not been any concrete achievements in Afghanistan, Iraq or Middle East.

A. EVIDENCE
He ordered thousands of US troops extra to Af. The Palestinians claim he has does nothing concrete for their rights. Ir. has been suffering from the deadliest year since the 2003 invasion.

B. REASONING
(Explain here how the first argument of the extemporaneous speech topic is constructed, based on your evidence)

More troops could to Af. violence and civilian casualties in the end, the enemy proclaims. There still is no working M E peace plan in which both parties, Israel and Palestinians trust. The schedule of the person in charge for the withdrawal of troops is still discussed, the oppositional forces still try to create disorder.

C. RELATIONSHIP TO THESIS
Can we call that peace efforts? Yes, we can. Can we call that substantial peace achievements? No, we can not - at this moment.

II. MAIN POINT
The chief of state himself has spoken openly about his doubts less than a year in office.

A. EVIDENCE
He says to be surprised and deeply humbled.

B. REASONING
Hw further said that he not feel he "deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honoured by this prize".

C. RELATIONSHIP TO THESIS
O. has stated that he doesn't see it as a recognition of his accomplishments, but "rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations".

III MAIN POINT
These are other cardinal political persons who won before. Who are those transformative figures as the 2009 laureate describes them?

A. EVIDENCE
In 1994 Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel, won. In 1994 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, in 1978 Menachim Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, and in 1973 Henry Kissinger, U S Secretary of State.

B. REASONING
Their peace efforts resulted in concrete historical peace making moments: Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin were honoured for their historic agreement between Israel and Palestinians. Menachim Begin for the peace treaty he co-concluded between Israel and Egypt. And Henry Kissinger was praised for helping to establish a ceasefire and U S withdrawal from Vietnam.

C. RELATIONSHIP TO THESIS
Yes, they all accomplish concrete diplomatic successes. Obama not.

CONCLUSION

I. SUMMARY
There have not been any real substantial peace achievements at this moment. The laureate himself refers to the lack of peace making moments. And he refers to Nobel Peace Prize winners who are awarded because of their historical agreements.

II. RESTATEMENT
So, now again: is President Obama entitled? No, he has not achieved any real success in foreign policy matters, and predecessors have.

III. APPEAL OF YOUR EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH TOPIC
Some call the award a politically motivated insult. I don't. I prefer to look ahead and cite 1984 Winner South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu "it's a magnificent endorsement for the first African-American leader in history". But the Commander in Chief of Hope has sure achieved one thing - do think about it - he carries hope in his peace efforts. And I predict: one day he will really deserves the Prize for real peace accomplishments!

SOURCES
Aljazeera News Europe, Norwegian Nobel Committee Report, and All Laureates List.

You see, students or forensic competition contestants can do the same. With other and more resources. But I kept this example simple, in order to show you how easy it is to prepare an extemporaneous speech topic outline in less time:




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