As most of you know, we are thrilled to offer another product to add to your resource collection- Lasting Impact! Vol. 2! Of course, if you are a member, you already have access to all of our articles online. But having a book at your fingertips can really be nice. We do not think of these books as a curriculum, however some of our members use our articles as a supplement or a resource for their clubs. You are welcome to copy off our articles whether it be online or through the book. We encourage you to share what you have learned here, through us. If you are new to Lasting Impact!, you might be wondering what we have all covered in the last two years…
In our approach to blogging and writing articles, we really follow your journey in Speech and Debate. Vol. 2 looks quite differently than Vol. 1. Here are the questions we answered in Vol. 2…
How will speech and debate help me? What will I get out of this?
See pages 11, 29, 42, 111, 177, 179, 183
Are there tips for beginner speakers?
See pages 13-15, 28, 49
Do you offer help with understanding the rules?
See pages 44, 47, 165
Do you cover Interpretive Speech?
See pages 65-81
Do you cover Limited Prep Speeches?
See pages 103-121
Do you cover Platform Speeches?
See pages 83-100
Do you offer Debate advice?
See pages 20, 28-34, 35-38
How can I improve my writing or delivery?
See pages 131-138
Can you help me understand tournaments?
See pages 138-147, 149, 151, 156, 158, 179, 182
As a judge, what feedback should I give?
See page 186
Both books have over 200 pages of information! Our site has over 200 articles now… and we aren’t even 2 years old! When Kristi and I started, we made a list of potential articles and looking back at that list, I can say, I don’t know if we even hit the tip of the iceberg yet. Speech and Debate is real and live, and as long as that is the case, I think we will have plenty to say for years to come! Here is what we covered in our first year in Lasting Impact…
In our first year of blogging, we wrote about our experience, and we attempted to answer many of the questions we were repeatedly asked as coaches. Here are some of those questions… and where you can find our answers in Vol. 1.
How will speech and debate help me? What will I get out of this? See pages 9, 13, 28, 123, 138, 147, 175, and 177.
Where do I find material? See pages 16, 21, 23, 41, 43, 48, 89, and 101
How do I cut interp material? See pages 51-55
Is there a place for humor? See page 91
Any tips for IO boards? See pages 111-117
How do I build interp characters? See pages 58, and 61
How can I make smooth verbal citations? See page 104
What are the rules? How much do they matter? See pages 30, and 63
How much time will this take? See pages 17, 19, 34, and 185
How do I help as a parent? See pages 167, 169, 196, 200, 202, and 205
How can I improve my delivery? See pages 152, and 154
How do I make duo work? See pages 71, 73, and 82
What does ‘Open’ interp mean? See page 94
Why do apologetics? See pages 123-136
Why do extemp? See pages 138-140
What makes an Original Interp good? See pages 97, and 99
How do I start a club? See pages 192, and 194
And of course there’s more! In both volumes, there are alumni or guest posts, many of our own coaching and teaching tips, and of course a heavy dose of encouragement for students, parents, coaches, and clubs. Again, we encourage you to use the articles for your students, your family, or as a coach in clubs!
Both books are available in hard copy and Ebook form. You can order them here.