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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

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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
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Time…
  • Speeches are timed
  • No minimum time limits
  • Digital timepieces are required
  • No required penalties for overtime
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Classic speech

  • Written by the student
  • Memorized
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Wide open

Elementsofpersuasion

Visualsand propsallowed

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Spontaneously prepared

  • Varied time limits
  • Topic stated by student
  • Copy of topics/questions provided
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2 minutes to prepare a 5-minute speech

  • Judge issues topics
  • No notes allowed
  • Timekeeper provided
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Current event question answered

  • 30 minutes of prep time (in a separate room)
  • 7-minute speech
  • 3 x5 card allowed
  • Timekeeper provided
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Defends Christian faith

  • 4 minutes to prepare a 6-minute speech
  • Judge issues topics
  • Multiple note cards allowed
  • Timekeeper provided
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Literature brought to life

  • Author and title identified
  • No costumes or props
  • Memorized
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Serious

  • Multiple pieces allowed
  • Dramatic or humorous
  • May be written by student

Light-hearted

  • 2 speakers = 1 speech
  • No direct contact
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One-year event

  • Two choices –
    • Mars Hill Impromptu
    • Storytelling
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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
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Theme selection by tournament

  • Story told in students own words
  • Chair may be used
  • 8 minute time limit
  • Timekeeper provided
slide20

THE BALLOTS…

Two Types:

Tabulation Ballot

Student Ballots

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Tabulation ballot…

  • Event rules on reverse side
  • Turned into Tab crew
  • Not seen by students
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The STUDENT Ballot…

  • Two Goals:
  • Evaluate
  • Rate and rank students
  • Educate
  • Tell what works and
  • what doesn’t
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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Copy speaker, room, and
  • round from tab ballot
  • Judge = you!
  • Duration = length of speech
  • Jot down topic
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EVALUATE

  • Analyze each component of the speech
  • Mark with a +, –, or 

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  • EDUCATE
  • Write comments as appropriate

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Cicero

  • 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…
  • Go immediately to the Ballot Check-in room.
  • Do not converse with the other judges.
  • Questions? Ask the orienter by Ballot Check.
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EVALUATE

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

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PENALTIES?

  • Note any violations.
  • Add penalty points, if applicable.
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EVALUATE

  • 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

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Circle the final rank on the student ballot.

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

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EDUCATE

  • Reason for ranking-
  • Compared to others in round
  • Comments-
  • Something done well
  • Something needing improvement
when ballot is complete
When ballot is complete…
  • Turn into ballot checkers
  • Wait for them to be reviewed
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Thank you!!

We hope that you enjoy your experience here!

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