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* Additional practice questions are available for schools who are members of the NSDA.

Impromptu Practice

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OVSF Radio 2020

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Several workshops will be offered this winter, ahead of the middle/high school Speech seasons. Scroll for the full list and click the button, “Book Now” next to a workshop and date/time that works for you, and complete the corresponding booking form. Please note: workshops will be recorded and made available to member coaches afterwards.

Click to access webinars you’ve already registered for:

08 Dec

Tips for New Speech Coaches

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
14 Dec

Running Subdistrict/Q&A

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
15 Dec

Coaching Extemporaneous Speech

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
11 Jan

Speech Rules Changes & Category Topics

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
19 Jan

Tips for New Speech Coaches

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom Meeting

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Engaging and Mentoring Students with Disabilities

Engaging & Mentoring Black/African-American Students

Engaging and Mentoring LGBTQ+ Students

Course names listed here are slightly different, reflecting category names in WHSFA, which are slightly different than in the NSDA (Solo Acting = Dramatic/Humorous Interp.; Farrago = Program Oral Interp.)

Intro to Coaching: Solo Acting Humorous/ Serious

Intro to Coaching: Oratory & Informative Speaking

Intro to Coaching: Farrago

Free Online Courses


Contest Management

Understanding Copyright and Compliance

Protecting Students from Abuse

Instructional Videos

From time to time, we will add videos with perspectives from students and coaches on how to prepare with different Speech categories. The videos on the left discuss preparation process, while on the right, videos feature performances referenced to the left. 

Farrago (High School Category)

Added December 1, 2018 – an interview and sample performance by Wriley Hoffner, who gives an example of a transitionless Farrago.

Group Interpretive Reading

Similar to Middle Level Readers Theatre. An interview and sample performance by students at DeForest High School.

Impromptu Speech

General Advice for Speech Categories

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