I wish you were there! These debaters are ready for Season 18 competition, that’s for sure. Magic happens when you mix excellent coaching with mountain hikes, ropes courses and a Bible camp atmosphere. Join us next year, but for now, enjoy these pictures…
My publishing company and ministry train debaters throughout the United States in three different leagues. There are two methodologies out there: OPEN and CLOSED. The former is definitely better than the latter.
Jeff Goins has a brand new book out, and it lines up with the “for action” vision of Training Minds. What I love most about the book is that it blows a stereotype out of the water: you don’t need to starve while doing your good work!
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…
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, but see here for complete details.
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 may be overcome.
Two images impacted me last night. The first was of the widow of William Ryan Owens, special operative who gave his life for his country last month in an unfortunate attack in Yemen. Carryn looking to heaven in tears is seared into my mind and heart:
I just returned from a speech tournament in Colorado Springs where I judged Extemporaneous Speaking. The hovering reality of “fake news,” I believe, has forever changed the event. Some are bemoaning this, but I believe the change is a good thing.