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Improving Interpretive Events

Congratulations! You have written and memorized an excellent speech. You may have even garnered a couple of checkmarks. Now it is time to take your speech to the next level and refine it for even greater competition. The Speech Committee has some tips to help you get to work on this, whether you are competing with an Interp, a Platform, a Limited Prep event, or possibly all three.

Interpretive Events

  • Add detailed blocking to make the “theater of the mind” more realistic. Study how you do mundane things in real life so you can block those movements accurately, i.e., how do you really hold a phone? Probably not the way you usually see it portrayed in an interp.

  • Work on your transitions. Transitions are tricky. They can easily be too much (adding distracting movements and noises) or too little, leaving the judge unsure of what is happening in the storyline.

  • Get to know your character(s) inside and out to accurately and believably portray them.

Learn how to take your Platform and Limited Prep Events to the next level here.

Your Speech Committee


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