S2E2 – Extemp Basics and Champion Analysis [Podcast]

Today’s Training Minds Podcast will be explaining the basics of extemp and, more importantly, what makes the champion extemper: analysis. Extemp title winner Shane Baumgardner explains.

Shane Baumgardner Coaching at Camp

“It’s the extemper’s job to solve the world’s problems in seven minutes.” —Shane Baumgarnder


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Featured Resource

Gold Book 2015

Do you need to be “briefed” on current events, both international and domestic? If you do, you are probably getting ready to compete in extemp! Gold Book is exactly what you need. Written by champion extempers themselves, these “Gold Folders” consist of updates on the major issues of 2015, just in time for your first tournament. Gold Book, in its 8th year of production, is a necessary kick-off to the competitive season.

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Featured Presenter

Shane BaumgardnerShane Baumgardner competed for 4 years in the NCFCA and won numerous awards. He is the 2009 and 2010 National Champion in impromptu speaking, as well as being the 2009 National Champion in extemporaneous speaking. He also placed 6th in LD at the 2009 National Championships and 3rd in TP at the 2010 National Championships.

Shane married his old debate partner, Kaitlin, in 2012. The two moved to Minneapolis where Shane is pursuing a law degree at the University of Minnesota.


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