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Welcome!. Thank you for coming!. Rev 01-2013. Stoa…. “… trains Christian, homeschooled youth in speech and debate, in order to better communicate a Biblical worldview.” . Students…. 12 – 18 years of age from multiple states compete in multiple events including debate

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Welcome

Welcome!

Thank you for coming!

Rev 01-2013


Stoa…

“… trains Christian, homeschooled youth in speech and debate,

in order to better communicate

a Biblical worldview.”


Students
Students…

  • 12 – 18 years of age

  • from multiple states

  • compete in multiple events including debate

  • improve communication skills

  • develop friendships

  • desire to impact their culture


Judges
Judges…

  • Everyone is experienced!

  • No discussion with speakers

  • Three per room; be responsive!

  • No consultation with one another

  • Set aside personal bias and expertise


The room
The Room…

  • Turn off cell phones

  • Sit near front and center

  • Audience members may come and go


The experience
The experience…

  • Students enter one at a time

  • Students may speak out of listed order

  • Judges stay until every student has spoken

  • Write on ballots after each speech


Time…

  • Speeches are timed

  • No minimum time limits

  • Digital timepieces are required

  • No required penalties for overtime




Wide open

Elementsofpersuasion

Visualsand propsallowed





  • Defends Christian faith

  • 4 minutes to prepare a 6-minute speech

  • Judge issues topics

  • Multiple note cards allowed

  • Timekeeper provided



Serious

  • Multiple pieces allowed

  • Dramatic or humorous

  • May be written by student

Light-hearted

  • 2 speakers = 1 speech

  • No direct contact


  • One-year event

  • Two choices –

    • Mars Hill Impromptu

    • Storytelling


  • Analyzes significant cultural media in light of Christian truth

  • May use a notebook to prepare

  • May use note cards during speech

  • 4 minutes to prepare a 6 minute speech

  • Judge issues topics

  • Timekeeper provided



THE BALLOTS… light of Christian truth

Two Types:

Tabulation Ballot

Student Ballots


Tabulation ballot… light of Christian truth

  • Event rules on reverse side

  • Turned into Tab crew

  • Not seen by students


The STUDENT Ballot… light of Christian truth

  • Two Goals:

  • Evaluate

  • Rate and rank students

  • Educate

  • Tell what works and

  • what doesn’t


  • GENERAL INFORMATION light of Christian truth

  • Copy speaker, room, and

  • round from tab ballot

  • Judge = you!

  • Duration = length of speech

  • Jot down topic


  • EVALUATE light of Christian truth

  • Analyze each component of the speech

  • Mark with a +, –, or 

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

  • EDUCATE

  • Write comments as appropriate

+

+


Cicero light of Christian truth

  • EVALUATE

  • Rank speakers as you go along

  • Stacking ballots is a simple way to do this

Brutus

Marc Antony


After the final speaker
After the final speaker… light of Christian truth

  • Go immediately to the Ballot Check-in room.

  • Do not converse with the other judges.

  • Questions? Ask the orienter by Ballot Check.


EVALUATE light of Christian truth

Marc Antony

Friendship

  • Rank speakers from 1st to last

Brutus

Loyalty

Cicero

Latin oration

5

Cleopatra

Life on the Nile

7

3

Demosthenes

Greek fast food

2

Patrick Henry

Give me Liberty

8

1

Margaret Thatcher

Parliament

4

Never give up!

Winston Churchill

6


  • PENALTIES? light of Christian truth

  • Note any violations.

  • Add penalty points, if applicable.


EVALUATE light of Christian truth

  • Rank speakers from 1st to last

  • If there is a penalty, ask for assistance at Ballot Check-in

  • If no penalty, fill in the final rank

  • There can be no ties

5

5

Marc Antony

Friendship

7

7

Brutus

Loyalty

3

3

Cicero

Latin oration

2

2

Cleopatra

Life on the Nile

8

8

Demosthenes

Greek fast food

1

1

Patrick Henry

Give me Liberty

4

4

Margaret Thatcher

Parliament

6

6

Never give up!

Winston Churchill


Circle the final rank on the student ballot. light of Christian truth

For ranks of 5th, 6th, 7th or lower – circle“#5 Fifth & below.”


  • EDUCATE light of Christian truth

  • Reason for ranking-

  • Compared to others in round

  • Comments-

  • Something done well

  • Something needing improvement


When ballot is complete
When ballot is complete… light of Christian truth

  • Turn into ballot checkers

  • Wait for them to be reviewed


Thank you!! light of Christian truth

We hope that you enjoy your experience here!


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