Sign Up NOW for Lasting Impact! Fall Online Classes and Clubs

Are you ready? This is our biggest and best fall line up of online classes and clubs to date. Each year, it seems, the need grows. We are happy to be able to provide such excellent resources to the speech and debate community. This year we will be offering two types of Online Apologetics, four different debate clubs, a variety of options for younger students, plus a whole lot more! Check out all of our Clubs HERE. Check out all of our Classes HERE. And coming soon – news about our Fall Tournament Circuit, as well as our Fall Online Tournament Schedule! Be sure to stay up on the latest- SUBSCRIBE (right hand side of our home page), follow us on Insta or Facebook.

Questions to ask before signing up for online camps and classes

It is awesome to live in a world with so many opportunities! Our youth have so many options to explore and with protocols still up in the air throughout the country, it’s only natural that everyone is moving online. Summer School, Camps, and Classes, what do you choose? What will be the best fit when it comes to learning online? The Speech and Debate community is growing and it’s awesome to have so many options! As a parent for over 25 years, home educator for over 20 years, and an online business leader for almost four years, these would be the questions I would ask before signing up my students for an online camp or class…

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Online Summer Classes Start Next Week – Last Call

Have you seen Lasting Impact’s summer line up of online classes? (Check them out here– https://lastingimpact.info/product-category/online-classes/ ). We have a plethora of options for your students age 10-college bound to explore! All of our classes take place in the comfort of your home, by experienced coaches, teachers, and educators. The classes meet weekly. Questions you may be wondering….

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College Application Season – Tips for Mastering the Marathon by: Missy Fox

Applying to college ain’t what it used to be!

Your parents had it easy. When we were seniors, most took the SAT once, then applied to precisely three schools: a reach, a target, and a safety. Bing, bang, done. Scholarships? Plop down on the floor of the guidance counselor’s office and dig through a filing cabinet to find a Fraternal Order of Eagles application. (Internet? What internet?)

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Memorial Day Weekend – Membership Prices – ALL Summer Classes

Have you seen Lasting Impact’s summer line up of online classes? (Check them out here- https://lastingimpact.info/product-category/online-classes/ ). We have a plethora of options for your students age 10-college bound to explore! All of our classes take place in the comfort of your home, by experienced coaches, teachers, and educators. For Memorial weekend only, we are offering membership prices on all Summer Classes. Just use the code – WORKSHOP1519 Members receive approximately $15 off per class, making class sessions as little as $10 a class period.

Classes include …

  • All about Parliamentary Debate
  • Advanced TP with Joel Erickson
  • FUN damentals of LD with Michael Tant
  • Debate Readiness with Amy Eichholz
  • All about Interp
  • Basics of Platform Speaking with Heather Neumann
  • Order in the Court – the law through Fairy Tales
  • College Application Prep
  • College Resume
  • Biblical Thematic with Heather Neumann
  • Biblical Worldview and Mars Hill Impromptu

And more!! Check out all the classes HERE

Testimonials…

“My daughter loved the Biblical Thematic Class. I was pretty clueless going in and now I feel confident on how to help her do one next year. This class was so great!” – Christy, parent

“I can’t believe I gave my first Apologetics speech. Annie helped me break down all of the pieces and doing it with my class made me feel much more ready to tackle the season.” – Ben, student

“These online classes have been just what my students needed. Thank you for offering them. Not only are they growing, they are building their community.” – Alyson, parent

Remember, class size is limited. More classes and camps will be added through the summer! Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to our blog to get the latest information. We will have our fall line up announcements in June! We hope you decide to explore the possibilities with Lasting Impact! Please be sure to comment if you have taken a class with us, and what your experience was. Or contact us, if you would like to see us offer a class – heather@lastingimpact.info

Continue Growing Your Skills Over the Summer

Summer is quickly approaching. Do not let this quarantine thing stop your speech and debate progress! I know a lot of summer events have been canceled, but that doesn’t mean you should just sit on the couch a binge the next season of whatever is trending. There are a ton of things that you can do to promote growth and build your speech and debate skills. I get that students feel the need for a break, and being on Zoom can be exhausting. But there are tons of ideas to explore! First let’s go over reasons why you should make the most of your summer, then we will give you options for growth….

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The Foundations of Apologetics: Why It’s Important to Start With the Basics by: Annie Rogers

Tomorrow kicks off our Spring Quarter Classes – 5 weeks of coming together to grow, grow, GROW (and of course have some fun!!). Having a good foundation is essential in any endeavor. Annie Rogers will be teaching our Foundations of Apologetics Class, specifically geared for Speech and Debate students. She is about to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, and received her competency certification in Biblical Hebrew last December. She is excited to share the treasures she has learned with her students! To sign up, Click HERE… or continue reading about the importance of a solid foundation in Apologetics…

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How to Engage Younger Students in Speech and Debate

I often get asked the questions… what age is best to start Speech and Debate, how do get my younger students engaged, what things can I do to help my child explore these areas? I love these questions!! I love working with students who think they will have no interest in Speech and Debate. Honestly, this is part of our jobs as Speech Coaches, Club Leaders, Teachers, and Mentors (and even parents). Over the next few weeks, we will be digging deeper on the subject of how to encourage growth for our children and students during these unique times…

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New! Spring Quarter Classes – Sign Up NOW!

The Lasting Impact! Spring Quarter is right around the corner… why not get a jump start on next season? Join Lasting Impact! and these awesome instructors as they dig deeper into the elements of communication. Spring Quarter begins the week of April 20, and goes for five weeks. Sign up for any of these classes HERE. Members receive $15 off each class! Membership is only $35 for a fiscal year. Now is the time to begin your membership! Summer Online Camps are just around the corner! Be sure you SUBSCRIBE to our blog to get the latest emails, deals, discounts, and to be a part of an online community.

Spring Quarter Classes

Interpretive Speech with Kristi Eskelund and Heather Neumann

WHEN: April 28, 29, 30, 2020
12:00 – 2:00 CT

Join Heather and Kristi TOGETHER as they explore the world of Interp. Learn what it takes to put together and perform an awesome Interpretive Speech – Open, Dramatic, Humorous, Biblical, and Duo. The information students gather here will propel them into world of Interp for years to come!

COST: $60 members/$75 nonmembers

Biblical Thematic with Heather Neumann

WHEN: Wednesdays (starting Apr 22), 9:00-10:00am CT

Learn the art of Biblical Thematic. Thinking about your theme, the elements of interp, as well as narrative, and platform speaking. Students will have a speech ready to go, and will practice performing. Even if they don’t use the piece they created next season they will know the steps they need to take to develop a great Biblical Thematic.

COST: $50 members/$65 nonmembers

Fractured Fairy Tale Camp with Julie Romeo

WHEN: Thursdays (starting Apr 23), 10:00-11:00am CT

Julie Romeo (Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development summer faculty) is offering her fun, highly interactive enrichment course for ages 10-14…

ORDER IN THE COURT; The Law Through Fairy Tale Trials

Explore the moral dilemmas at the core of classic fairy tales through law, literature, and theater. Is Jack the Giantkiller guilty of first degree murder? Does Rumplestiltskin deserve a pile of gold for breach of contract? An extraordinary mix of listening, speaking and writing activities prepares you to take on the roles of lawyer, witness, judge and juror. Develop skills in oral argument, moral reasoning, and conflict resolution as you become part of the final jury deliberation for each case.

COST: $60 members/$75 nonmembers

Foundations of Apologetics with Annie Rogers

WHEN: Tuesday Evenings (starting Apr 21), 4:00-5:00pm CT

Over the five weeks, we will discuss the different approaches to Apologetics, and then go over four topics that serve as the bedrock for apol: the Trinity, the person and nature of Jesus Christ, Sin, and Biblical
criticism. These seminars will go over a variety of approaches to
understanding these topics using historical and systematic theology,
and, more importantly, will give students of all ages a clear and
simple starting point for research and preparation.

Annie is about to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, and received her competency certification in Biblical Hebrew last December. She is excited to share the treasures she has learned with her students!

COST: $60 members/$75 nonmembers

Foundations of Debate with Annie Rogers

WHEN: Monday Evenings (starting Apr 20), 5:00-6:00pm CT

Want to participate in debate, but not sure where to start? Annie
Rogers is offering a 5 week introductory course on the foundations of
debate. Over the course of five weeks, Annie will go over basic
argumentation structure, how to analyze and understand different types
of motions, and offer an overview of the three different types of
debate – Team Policy, Lincoln Douglas, and Parli. If you or your student feels intimidated by debate, this is the course for you!

COST: $60 members/$75 nonmembers

Writing like Churchill with Tink Heinsoln

WHEN: Thursdays (starting Apr 23), 5:00-6:30pm CT

Students will need to have access to information through online search tools. Parents will need to help them access quality information that students can use for the content of their research. Students will also need a one subject notebook/composition book. They will keep all of their notes, research, vocabulary, and writing in one place. Classes will be recorded for coaching purposes but not distributed to the public.

Winston Churchill was not an excellent student in his young school boy years. He preferred to play with toys and only do those enjoyable activities he found pleasant…reasonable for a 7 year old being sent to boarding school. Despite his disposition against education he became a well spoken statesman, leading the people to live with courage as war ravaged the world.

This class is meant to embolden students to explore the idea that they are leaders in training and to practice the art of rhetoric by studying orations by Churchill. The learning culminates with a written and performed 7-10 minute speech after 5 weeks. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

COST: $60 members/$75 nonmembers

We look forward to seeing you this Spring Quarter! Sign Up HERE