You'd think I would have done something like this already: Launch an online course about speech and debate. It's live now, but only for this week. … [Read more...] about Keys to Speech and Debate Success
Speech and Debate – My Kind of Sport
Not many people know about academic speech and debate, my passion since the early 90s. I've built an entire life around it: a nonprofit, a publishing company, a houseful of teenagers competing throughout the year. It shouldn't be "extra" curricular. Speaking and debating should be a hub of your educational paradigm, and every person should fearlessly take a platform throughout life.
I work with a team of writers who are spending their summer creating the best source material for speech and debate competitors. I believe there is no better preparation for 2017-2018 competition than … [Read more...] about 7 Major Upgrades for Competitors
Two coaches + 15 kids = road trip to Texas! I was the tournament photographer, too, for the NB500 Speech and Debate Tournament in New Braunfels. Check out my favorite photos... … [Read more...] about Debate in New Braunfels
My company launched a new contest this morning. We're giving away hundreds in prizes to call on debaters to brief against our "Late-season Surprise" cases for NCFCA, Stoa and NSDA. Details are below, … [Read more...] about How to Brief Against a Case
Mixing "fake news" into your media intake is like watching a nasty debate round. To me—a teacher of debate and persuasion—it's obvious what Fake News is, how it is used to manipulate you, and how it … [Read more...] about Fake News Is About Deception
I am hosting the Training Minds Debate Camp in July, arguably the best collection of coaches and students in the nation. Our record speaks for itself. I price the camp high, but digging into the … [Read more...] about How to Get to Camp for Free