Practical Tips for Becoming a More Expressive Speaker

“Expressiveness” is one of those words on the ballot….and one that can mean quite a lot of different things.  Teasing out some of those many meanings can go a long way toward helping you be more of all those different things in any kind of speech.

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Sure-tested Ways to Memorizing Speeches

Recently, at Club, I gave the assignment to my returning kids to have them come up with their favorite way to memorize speeches. Everyone who has participated in speech and debate for more than a year or so, has their own particular way they prefer to memorize. I was amazed by the variety of responses! Some kids are able to memorize quite quickly. Others may struggle.

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Guest Blog- Filler Words by: Kate Peters and Abbey Lovett

Last week, we had an awesome three part series on Impromptu by Kaitlyn Butts, National Champion and Lasting Impact! Coach/Intern. We thought we would start off this week with an article by Kate Peters AND a pod cast by Abbey Lovett (see below) geared toward helping you communicate with out the “ticks and ums”, otherwise known as filler words…

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Making Public Speaking “E-C”

Effective public speakers use C’s and E’s whether they know it or not. And I'm not just talking about the letters!! Here is a reminder to help make public speaking  "E-C". Here is my criteria when processing whether to it was a "good speech" or still needs some work. Here is what I look for...

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