Though this is not my bestselling book, it is my favorite: Bronze Book. I’d like to explain why. If you aspire to be a champion speaker in Stoa or NCFCA — especially if you’re a coach — you’ll like this story.
First, let me tell you about Ellen Densmore (pictured), one of the two editors of Bronze Book, who wrote the new educational chapters in the sourcebook. I’ll get to that in a minute, but let me quick highlight: Ellen won thousands of dollars in scholarships from the speaking skills she learned in speech, this being a picture from the American Legion. She’s now a student at Colorado Christian University with a significant amount of her college paid.
Just sayin’. Success in competitive speech can be worth thousands of dollars. But anyway, back to my story…
Josh Taylor of Blimey Cow is Training Minds Camp’s keynote speaker, set to speak in two weeks, and you’re invited! (Details below.) Let me give you a sneak peak into what Josh is speaking on, and why it is important to you.
Blimey Cow creator Josh Taylor (2nd from left) connecting with others at the For Action Conference.
Josh spoke at our first-ever For Action Conference at Focus on the Family in January. He joined seasoned speakers like Andrew Pudewa, Jim Daly, James O’Keefe, and yours-truly in this special three-day event geared toward millennials. There were other millennials speaking at this conference, but Josh brought the most enthusiasm and expertise to the table, and the kids ate it up.
The most popular response I get from parents, coaches and debaters once they actually are holding their copy of Blue Book is this: “I had no idea there was so much to this!” So I made a couple videos to show what’s inside.
I was surprised at how emotional I got at the Vietnam Memorial last month when I was in DC with my son Micah. We followed this vet in. He found a name he had written on a piece of paper. And he started crying. Micah and I couldn’t help but join him.
Yes, the NCFCA changed the wording of their debate resolution yesterday. Their fine print said they may. We had already written and released our free debate case the day before yesterday. And now it’s not all that topical. Grrrr.
US history with the Middle East is fascinating.
This is frustrating for people like Vance and me who are pounding out content as fast as we can to get it ready for debaters nationwide, then bam, the game changes. It’s frustrating for you, too, if you downloaded the case these past couple of days. You will have to re-download when we have an alternative case.
So, let me make it up to you. My hastiness gave me an idea that you’re going to like, even if you’re not in NCFCA or a debater.
Today’s the first day of July, which for summer training means Training Minds Camp registrations are closing. [Update: We have extended registration through July 6.] We have the absolute best programs for you, but you need to register today in order to take full advantage of “training minds for action.”
We have a lot of fun at camp, but our results and testimonials make camp awesome.
I have some free sample downloads that I’ll share with you in a minute, but I want to strongly encourage you to jump into debate (or get your kids to do so). I was reminded of why by my friend, Vance.
Pictured here are the Murphy sisters, top debaters from California, digging into Blue Book when it first came out last summer. The next year they were semifinalists at Nationals.
Had a great time at the Duggar Wedding, but the way home was absolutely incredible. It’s a totally true story, but when I tell it to you, you will think I’m making it up. But it is the truth.
Stranded yet again. That’s when adventure is about to happen.
I attended the first Platform Conference early 2013 and absolutely loved it. Now that Platform is coming to Colorado Springs, I’m bringing my wife, Wendy, and anyone else who wants to join us in November. And I have a way for you to save $100 off the cover charge!
Wendy and I pictured with cofounder of the Platform Conference, Ken Davis.
I increased the prices of my sourcebooks two weeks ago by $10 each, but I’ve decided to drop them back down to the original prices till July 1. Here’s why.
Executive decision: the $10 off sale extended till July 1.