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  1. Welcome! Thank you for coming! Rev 1.6 – 4.11.10

  2. Stoa… “… trains Christian, homeschooled youth in speech and debate, in order to better communicate a Biblical worldview.”

  3. Students… • 12 – 18 years of age • from all regions of California & other states • compete in multiple events including debate • improve communication skills • develop friendships • desire to impact their culture

  4. Judges… • Everyone is experienced! • No discussion with speakers • Three per room; be responsive! • No consultation with one another • Set aside personal bias and expertise

  5. The Room… • Turn off cell phones • Sit near front and center • Audience members may come and go

  6. 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

  7. Time… • Speeches are timed • No minimum time limits • Digital timepieces are required • No required penalties for overtime • Assigned timekeepers help in each room

  8. Speech events…

  9. Classic speech • Written by the student • Memorized

  10. Wide open Elementsofpersuasion Visualsand propsallowed

  11. Spontaneously prepared • Varied time limits • Topic stated by student • Copy of topics/questions provided

  12. 2 minutes to prepare a 5-minute speech • Judge issues topics • No notes allowed • Timekeeper provided

  13. Current event question answered • 30 minutes of prep time (separate room) • 7-minute speech • 3 x5 card allowed • Timekeeper provided

  14. Defends Christian faith • 4 minutes to prepare a 6-minute speech • Judge issues topics • Multiple note cards allowed • Timekeeper provided

  15. Literature brought to life • Author and title identified • No costumes or props • Memorized

  16. Serious • Two speakers - one speech • Dramatic or humorous • No direct contact • Multiple pieces allowed • Dramatic or humorous • May be authored by student Light-hearted

  17. THE BALLOTS… Two Types: Student Ballots Tabulation Ballot

  18. The STUDENT Ballot… • Two Goals: • Evaluate • Rate and rank students • Educate • Tell what works and • what doesn’t

  19. GENERAL INFORMATION • Copy speaker, room, and • round from tab ballot • Judge = you! • Time = length of speech • Jot down topic

  20. EVALUATE • Analyze each component of the speech • Mark with a +, , – +  – +  + –  +   – +  + + + – • EDUCATE • Write comments as appropriate  + 

  21. Cicero • EVALUATE • Rank speakers as you go along • Stacking ballots is a simple way to do this Brutus Marc Antony

  22. EVALUATE Friendship • Rank speakers from 1st to last Loyalty Latin oration 5 Life on the Nile 7 3 Greek fast food 2 Give me Liberty 8 1 Parliament 4 Never give up! 6

  23. PENALTIES? • Note any violations. • Add penalty points, if applicable.

  24. 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 Friendship 7 Loyalty 3 Latin oration 2 Life on the Nile 5 8 Greek fast food 7 1 Give me Liberty 3 4 Parliament 2 6 Never give up! 8 1 4 6

  25. Circle the final rank on the student ballot. For ranks of 5th, 6th, 7th or lower – circle“#5 Fifth & below.”

  26. EDUCATE • Reason for ranking- • Compared to others in round • Comments- • Something done well • Something needing improvement

  27. 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. • Turn in ballots; wait for them to be checked.

  28. Thank you!! Enjoy the hospitality!