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.
I asked the question on my Facebook page, “Think of an argument you had with someone, but you lost (or at least feel like you did). What was the argument?” My friend, Andrew, responded, and his explanation became a perfect example of when an argument turns into a disaster.
I thought of three people when I read a business article in this morning’s paper: My sister, bestselling author Jeff Goins, and the 2008 Lincoln-Douglas debate champion from NCFCA. They all perfected a debate practice that made them exceptional.
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.