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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
Our keynote speaker at the Texas Training Minds Camp is Josh Taylor, creator of the popular YouTube Channel Blimey Cow. I hope you come to camp to learn how to compete in speech and debate, but there is a bigger purpose I have in bringing in Josh.
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.
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.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO GET INVOLVED IN HOMESCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE
I’m attending my second national tournament this year, and super pumped for the upcoming year. I believe I’ve got the absolute best sourcebook writing team.
Stoa’s National Invitational Tournament of Champions was in May. It was awesome, and despite the San Diego fires, I am super glad I went. But this article highlights some concerns I have for the league.
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.