NEW!! Online Tournament Announcement!!!

Lasting Impact! is excited to announce we are going to run another Online Tournament… a Speech AND Debate Tournament!! For the first time (that we know of) speech will be offered online! We are calling it…

Parli and Platforms – Trailblazers Tournament

June 5-6, 2020

Blazing a trail of new experiences for Online Tournaments through Parliamentary Debate and Platform Speeches to leave a Lasting Impact! 😉 Come explore Parli – which will include 4 preliminary round resolutions centered around on the NEW 2020-21 Stoa/NCFCA resolutions!

Bring a Platform Speech (or possibly two)!! This could include – Persuasive, Original Oratory/Informative, Visual Presentation, Oratorical Examination, Biographical, and AFTER DINNER!!

Dust off a platform speech from the past, write a new one, give your favorite, or finish this year’s speech with a bang and experience your SPEECH in an online event!! Even if Platform Speeches aren’t your thing… give it a try! You might like it! In addition to being a great learning experience, this is a great way to connect. Kids all over the country come to compete, as well as connect, grow, and have fun! Remember, practicing to compete and communicate online is an excellent skill to add to your tool box! Besides, we fully plan on offering more tournaments… this is fantastic practice! It’s only a matter of time before we offer Limited Prep and Interp! It is our goal to create a tournament-like experience.

This event is not in associated with any particular league.

No Parli Partner?? No problem! Contact heather@lastingimpact.info We will be putting together a spreadsheet.

No Parli Experience?? We will be offering a FREE 2 hr Parli Prep Workshop with registration. The Workshop will be May 16, and recorded.

Registration Begins Today at 4pm CT

www.impacttournaments.com

Cost – $35 for Debate (includes Parli Prep Workshop), $10 per Speech

Tournament Schedule (tentative, pending registrations, all times are CENTRAL)

Friday, June 5
9:30 Announcements/Devo
10:00 Parli Round 1
12:00 Speech Round 1
2:00 Parli Round 2
4:00 Platform Round 2
6:00 Parli Round 3
7:30 Parli Round 4

Saturday, June 6
9:30 Announcements/Devo
10:00 Speech Round 3
12:00 Parli Semi’s
2:00 Speech Finals
4:00 Parli Finals
6:00 Awards

More about Parliamentary Debate at The Trailblazers Tournament…

Preliminary rounds will be based on the 2020-21 Stoa and NCFCA resolutions. These will be non-strike rounds. The Parli Prompts will not be just re-wordings of the resolutions, but centered around the general topic. Strike rounds will be in Semi’s and Finals.

More about Platforms at The Trailblazers Tournament…

  • A Platform Speech is 8-10 minute speech meant to inform, inspire, motivate, or instruct.
  • Speeches may have been previously performed by competitors, as long as it was not performed AT a National Championship.
  • Speeches must be your own, original work.
  • No minimum duration.
  • Maximum of 10 minutes (speaker will set timepiece to 10 min, if speaker reaches 10 min., timer will beep and continue to go off, until they finish)
  • Competitors did not have to compete earlier this season, nor do they need to be affiliated with a league.

Please go to the site to learn more about the tournament and review the rules.

www.impacttournaments.com

We hope you will join us on this next excursion! Blaze the trail into new experiences!

Don’t forget, we will need judges. Even if you don’t have a competitor- we would love to have you join us! Create an account and let us know your availability. Volunteer for 1-2 hours, or more from the comfort of your own home. Tell your friends to giddy up! This will be a rootin’ tootin’ good time!

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