Join the Jeubs at Platform in November

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.

Wendy and I pictured with cofounder of the Platform Conference, Ken Davis.

Pudewa’s Encouraging Words on Debate

Andrew Pudewa and I are business partners, mutually fond of the written word and academic debate. I’m at his property in rural Oklahoma today, wrapping up business for our new 2014 publishing cycle. His encouragement reminds me of why I do what I do.

Andrew Pudewa (right) has been instrumental in bringing speech and debate to new families.

Andrew Pudewa (right) has been instrumental in bringing speech and debate to new families.

Most of the people on my blog are friends to homeschool speech and debate, but maybe you haven’t a clue to what the movement is about. The program is 16 years old and helps train young minds for action in the world, a most valiant goal and purpose of most home educators. My publishing company — Monument Publishing — prints and distributes the leading speech and debate curriculum for homeschool competitors.

For competitors, my sourcebooks are the most anticipated and bestselling products. They run between $30 and $50, but they’re worth it. If you want to jump into this awesome movement, the Monument Publishing sourcebooks will help you in the following three ways:

The Nonconforming Duggars

Wendy and I have known the Duggars for about a decade, have shared the TLC spotlight with them, and couldn’t be more thrilled for the upcoming marriage of their daughter Jill on Saturday. You may think our connection with them has something to do with children and family size, but it’s deeper than that.

Of course we're going to the wedding.

Of course we’re going to the wedding.

Stories Behind the Covers

My bestselling books are Blue Book and Red Book, sourcebooks for academic debaters in two types of debate formats. Since 2007, I’ve placed students on the covers, and this year they have some cool stories behind them.

All our sourcebooks have students on the covers, and they have their own stories.

Students are from the previous year are on the cover of my sourcebooks, and they have their own stories.

Making Speech and Debate Simple

This is a picture of the Showcase of Champions, a special two-hour event capping off the NCFCA National Tournament. My son, Micah, won Humorous Interpretation, the first ever to win the same title in both NCFCA and Stoa homeschool leagues.

Showcase of Champions 2014

That’s right, we attended both national tournaments. Stoa and NCFCA serve over 5000 homeschoolers nationwide in offering top-level competition for families, and I can honestly testify:

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO GET INVOLVED IN HOMESCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE

My son Micah won the Stoa National Invitational Tournament of Champions last month in Humorous Interpretation. This video is of the final round, taken by Michele Geesaman off her iPad.