Cora Alles and Stefanie Klaves agreed to interview with me about their nationals experience, making it to 2nd place on the finals stage in NCFCA team policy for 2015 national championships.
There are some great stories in here, getting into the weeds on Syrian Rebels and team dynamics of a girl-girl strategy with strong 2N and 2A personalities.
Some key lessons I learned:
- Fewer arguments = better. Listen to the Quarterfinals 5-0 victory story.
- A hook, conclusion, and a few punch lines make worlds of difference. 4th and 7th speaker awards to people who in the past wouldn’t expect to be on that part of the stage.
- When friends partner, it’s trust that makes the partnership work.