Life Doesn’t Give You Prep Time

Life Doesn’t Give You Prep Time

It’s a simple truth that oftentimes, if we choose to make life a little bit harder for ourselves in the short term, it becomes a lot easier in the long term. In my opinion, the impromptu speech event is a perfect illustration of this. It’s an incredibly...
Impacting: Not Just For Debate

Impacting: Not Just For Debate

If you have been around forensics for any substantial length of time, you have likely, at some point, watched a truly fascinating speech, only to be left asking a single question. “Why?”  Whenever this happens, the speech’s entertainment value is typically off the...
An Ode to the Question Mark

An Ode to the Question Mark

Dear friends, not unfriendly acquaintances, others, I have a confession to make. Several days ago, I unearthed the script of the first full-length speech I ever wrote. On a hunch, I opened up the search function via Ctrl + F and punched in a solitary question mark....