Archive for the ‘Platform Speaking’ Category


Remember Speech?

March 16, 2009

That’s right, as our debate season winds to a close it is time to focus our energy and talent on speech competition.

There are 13 speech events offered at the Idaho District & State Speech Tournaments…something for everyone!
You are really encouraged to complete in an event in each pattern. See Speech Event Descriptions by Pattern
Then learn more about your individual events by looking at the Oral Interpretation, Limited Preparation, or Platform Speaking pages!

It’s Speech Time!

November 24, 2008

Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting.


Maxims of Ptahhotep, 3400 B.C.



Time to focus our energy on our speech events!


Are you doing a platform speech (expository, original oratory, oratorical analysis, after dinner speaking, or salesmanship)?


What about an interpretation speech (humorous, dramatic, or duo)?


Whichever event you have selected, get to work making it the best speech possible! Use the resources in the pages to the right to find a topic, review event rules, check out outlines and descriptions, and make yourself a craftsman in the art of speech!


Platform Speech Topics

October 31, 2008

Are you a platform speaker struggling to identify a good topic? Look over the pages to the right – Platform Speech Topic Ideas or Sources for Platform Speech.

If you are interested in public health issues, you may also want to research one of these potential expository or oratory topics:

Phthatlates Phthalates are a class of widely used industrial compounds used in softeners of plastics, oily substances in perfumes, additives to hairsprays, lubricants and wood finishers. Phthatlates are banned in Europe and are known to cause cancer and infertility.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in baby bottles, toddler sippy cups, water bottles and other food and beverage containers. BPA is believed to cause birth defects and developmental problems. In addition, exposure to BPA has been blamed for a variety of other problems, including cancer, diabetes, obesity and attention-deficit disorder.

Radon – As many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home.


Improve Your Memory Skills

June 23, 2008

Check out these memorization Tools & Strategies for Extemp (and Beyond!)


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Summer Camps!

May 31, 2008

Hone your skills this summer and come back next season ready to rock!

Check out the Summer Camps Page!



June 11, 2007

Check out the pages to the right to learn more about me and the many aspects of speech and debate, including: Oral Interpretation, Limited Preparation Speaking, Platform Speaking, Parliamentary Debate, and more!