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Mentality Equals Reality

Mentality Equals Reality

Be yourself. This advice may sound oversimplified and overused, however in impromptu speeches it is key to unlocking success. Impromptu is an opportunity to display who you are to your judges. You have an immense amount of freedom to exercise your speaking skills in...
Don’t Push the Elephant Off of the Cliff: Things to Remember in Cross-Examination

Don’t Push the Elephant Off of the Cliff: Things to Remember in Cross-Examination

One thing I’ve noticed in my short time on the other side of competition is how useless cross-examination often becomes. In my experience, it is usually used as a short conversation to get to know your opponent, to have them repeat what they just spent the last 6-8...
When Someone Challenges Your Sources

When Someone Challenges Your Sources

Image from Pixabay.com I’ve heard some version of the following tale from many a depressed student: “The round was going swimmingly, when all of a sudden, my opponent challenged the credibility of my most important source! I didn’t know what to do about this, so I...