Sure, come 2014, these students will take the top awards at the tournaments they attend. This happens every year with our speakers and debaters. However, what is uber-cool about camp, is that these same students will be the movers and changers for the future of our country.
The first Training Minds Speech & Debate Camp for Summer 2013 will be at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. We’re opening this up students studying the NCFCA team-policy and Lincoln-Douglas topics. If you’re into speech and debate competition, be sure to make it. Special keynote speaker: Andrew Pudewa.
This is one of several events I'm running in 2013. Be sure to check out all Training Minds events here.
Being in speech and debate, my boys love looking sharp. From LtoR: Micah, Noah and Isaiah. (iPhone 4s)
I’m a publisher. Paper has been very good to me. I own an extremely nice and expensive printer. You’d think I would be a stubborn goat and resist the coming paperless trend. But not this publisher. I’m all in.
I met my friend Dave this morning for a game of racquetball. I barely broke a sweat. He’s got perhaps ten years on me. Old guy against young guy. It was awesome. (Read on and find out how disingenuous I’m being.)
A boatload of competitors are dropping from the competition. Lots of failure and disappointment right about now. But you know what? There are so many positives in competition that it is an impossible ship to sink.
Keep in mind, this is #2 vs. #238. Anything short of “Oh my, we got slaughtered” is good.
Seven of my debate coaches and I gathered them together for the NITOC NITC camp. We hoping that the next national champion comes out of this group, just as has happened for the last three years.
Several years ago, I made three foundational decisions that set my life in a positive motion. I wish others would do the same. These decisions made all the difference in the world.
Have you ever given a speech in front of a few hundred people, only to return to your seat to recall that you left out the very best part? This happened to me at the San Diego Epilogue Tournament a couple weeks ago.