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Wedding Speech Blues

Preparing for a wedding speech can be tough. Whether you have to give the best man speech, groom speech or bride speech it is a nerve-wrecking and stressful thing to do. Here are a few simple tips to help you out.

Make $500+ an Hour Talking About What You Love

Whatever area of expertise you have, it’s likely that there are people who would like to hear what you have to say. If you’re a relationship expert, for example, there are many women’s groups that would be interested in your ideas on how to have a successful marriage. If you’re a gourmet chef, you’ll have no trouble finding cooking schools that would love to have you share your secrets with their students.

Dramatically Improve Your Public Speaking and Conversation Skills Using One Simple Technique

When you speak, do people start switching to others to begin talking after a short time? Are you a bit shy in groups? Do you want to improve as a speaker and conversationalist? If so, there is an easy and simple way to quickly improve.

The Threshold For Topicality – Does There Need to Be Abuse?

Topicality, in its purest form, is meant to be a check on the affirmative in order to preserve some semblance of basic arguments that the negative would reasonably be able to assert. Let’s take the NFA LD Resolution for 2009-2010 as an example of this: The United States Federal Government should substantially reform its domestic transportation infrastructure. Now, an affirmative could hypothetically pick a random five mile stretch of highway in Mississippi to completely rip up and repave under this resolution and the negative doesn’t have a whole lot of quantifiable reasons why not to do this.

An Outline For Responding to a Counterplan

Not too long ago I was given the best advice I’ve ever heard received on how to respond to a Counterplan: See SPOT run: S – Solvency Deficit P – Permutations O – Offense T – Theory. A simple saying to remember the blanks you should fill in when approaching attacking a CP, regardless of the type.

Student Congress Debate – Structure and Rules

At the beginning of the tournament, students are divided into “chambers,” or the large groups in which they will debate. Some chambers further subdivide into “committees,” which set an agenda for bills just as the U.S.

Public Forum – The Answer to CX and LD Or Doomed to Become the Next Speed and Jargon-Filled Debate?

Public Forum Debate was created as a counter to Lincoln-Douglas and Cross-Examination Debate. In recent years Public Forum has been changing due to those later debaters entering into the Public Forum round. But is this change good?

Public Forum – Structure and Rules

Each team’s position (pro or con) is determined by a coin toss at the beginning of the round. In many tournaments, the order of the speeches, or which side will speak first, is also determined at this point. Regardless of which side speaks first, public forum debates follow a set timing structure and consist of four types of speeches and two types of crossfire.

How to Find a Motivational Speaker

In order to find a motivational speaker for an event or meeting you need to first identify what exactly it is that you need to get out of the experience. Are you working for a company that is in desperate need of a business speaker to help recharge the tired minds of employees to increase productivity at work?

Finding a Talented Female Keynote Speaker

A female keynote speaker is a public speaker who has achieved something great in her life and can relate to an audience of females about the stresses of being a female in the workplace, juggling motherhood and a career, being a single parent, women’s health issues, or the expectations of being a caregiver. These talented women are often keynote speakers for events such as health meetings for women, employee appreciation events, association events, expos for women, retreats for women, and any occasion relating to being a woman.

Preferences in Policy Debate

When you’re heading into a round of policy debate or CX, your judge’s preferences might be the last thing on your mind. But paying attention to special requests from the person in charge of your score takes minimal effort and can pay off when it comes down to scoring.

Future of L-D Debate – Battle of Wills Or Battle of Facts

I competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate from 1998 to 2001. Having just visited the New Jersey State Tournament and discussed L-D with current members, I’m hearing that the category is experiencing quite a bit of change.

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