Thank you for coming! Rev 08/2015 “… trains Christian, homeschooled youth in speech and debate, in order to better communicate a biblical worldview.” 12 – 18 years of age From multiple states Compete in multiple events including debate Improve communication skills Develop friendships Desire to impact their culture Everyone is experienced! No discussion with speakers May be multiple judges in the room Set aside personal bias and expertise No consultation with one another Be responsive! Turn off cell phones Sit front and center Audience members may come and go Students may speak out of listed order Judges stay until every student has spoken Write on ballots after each speech Event time is noted on the ballot No minimum time limits Judge discretion on evaluating the time Ballots… Two Types: Check for conflicts Tabulation Ballot: Rank Student Ballots: Report and Educate Tabulation Ballot… Please read rules on reverse side This tabulation ballot is not seen by students Student Ballot… Copy speaker, room, and round from tab ballot Judge = you! Duration = length of speech Jot down topic Student Ballot… Using Ballot Criteria: Rate the student’s performance + +– +– + Mark with a +, –, or✓ +– + + +– + Student Ballot… In Comments section: Report what you saw Educate student on what worked and what didn’t NOTE: Time is Limited + +– +– + +– + + +– + Student Ballot… RANKING Order speakers as you go along Stacking ballots is a simple method Cicero Brutus Marc Antony Student Ballot… PENALTIES? Note any violations Add penalty points, if applicable See Ballot Return to complete Student Ballot… NO PENALTIES? Circle the final rank on the student ballot For ranks of 5th, 6th, 7th or lower – circle “ Fifth & below” Tabulation Ballot… Marc Antony Friendship Brutus Use Loyalty criteria on rules and ballots Latin oration Cicero Order speakers from Cleopatra Life on the Nile st 1 to last 5 7 3 2 Demosthenes Greek fast food 8 Patrick Henry Give me Liberty 1 Margaret Thatcher Parliament 4 Winston Churchill Never give up! 6 Tabulation Ballot… Use criteria on rules and ballots Order speakers from 1st to last Penalty? – Go to Ballot Return THERE CAN BE NO TIES Marc Antony Friendship Brutus Loyalty Cicero Latin oration Cleopatra Life on the Nile Demosthenes Greek fast food Patrick Henry Give me Liberty Margaret Thatcher Parliament Winston Churchill Never give up! 5 7 3 2 8 5 7 3 2 8 1 4 6 1 4 6 Educate Reason for ranking Compared to others in round Comments Something done well Something needing improvement Go immediately to the Ballot Return room Do not confer with others Questions? Ask the Orientation staff by Ballot Return Turn in to ballot checkers Wait for ballots to be reviewed PLATFORM Original Oratory LIMITED PREP Persuasive Expository Impromptu* Extemp Mars Hill Apologetics WILDCARD Motivational Speaking Monologue Dramatic INTERPRETIVE Humorous Open Duo PLATFORM A prepared speech, written by the competitor with the purpose of informing, exposing, entertaining, inspiring, or persuading on a topic. •Memorized PLATFORM Original Oratory Wide open Persuasive Elements of persuasion Expository Visuals and props allowed WILDCARD Motivational Speaking Intended to motivate or inspire the audience Original work of the student Use of one prop is allowed INTERPRETIVE In all interpretive events, competitors write, or select and analyze literature, then bring it to life through the creative use of voice, movement, and facial expression without the use of costumes or props. •Author and Title identified •Memorized INTERPRETIVE Dramatic Serious Humorous Open Duo Light-hearted Dramatic or Serious Multiple pieces allowed 2 speakers = 1 speech May be written by student No direct contact WILDCARD Monologue Thoughts or voice from a single persona Dramatic or Humorous LIMITED PREP Competitors get a limited time to prepare for a speech on a topic that is given to them at the speech event. Preparation before the tournament is described in the event rules. Spontaneously prepared Varied time limits Copy of topics/questions provided Chosen topic stated by student Timekeeper provided LIMITED PREP Impromptu* Extemp Mars Hill Apologetics 2 minutes to prepare a 5-minute speech No notes allowed LIMITED PREP Extemp Impromptu* Mars Hill Apologetics Current event question answered 30 minutes of prep time (in a separate room) 7-minute speech One 3 x 5 card allowed LIMITED PREP Impromptu* Extemp Mars Hill Apologetics 4 minutes to prepare 6 minute speech May use a notebook of research to prepare May use one note card during speech LIMITED PREP Impromptu* Extemp Mars Hill Apologetics Use cultural reference(s) to draw those unfamiliar to the truths of Christianity Discuss the impact of the worldview in the theme Explain why the subject matters Personal connection to topic/ audience Demonstrate winsomeness and compassion Promotes thought-provoking conversation LIMITEDPREP Impromptu* Extemp Mars Hill Apologetics 4 minutes to prepare a 6-minute speech 100 questions in 6 categories May use researched card file and a Bible to prepare Multiple note cards allowed in presentation Apologia: to give an explanation or defense. Christian apologetics is a rational, thoughtful defense of the theological tenets of Christianity. In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV) Apologetics is a thoughtful, intellectual, analysis of a question of faith or doctrine Apologetics helps speakers understand the rational basis for their faith and to defend and communicate theological truth to others. Apologetics may or may not be an evangelistic opportunity Judges should be in agreement with the Stoa Statement of Faith. (copy available at end of slides) The speaker should craft the speech to the one asking the question whether curious, not in agreement, or Biblically uninformed. Apologetics is a unique event. For the word of God is Content is the essence. alive and active. Sharper The student should: Use Scripture Use outside sources than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NIV, ©2011) Remember: The rules and criteria are on the back of your tabulation ballot Double check the names on the front of the ballot Listen to every speaker before leaving the room Return to the judge’s room to finish ranking and comments The Judge Orientation staff will be there to answer any questions you might have Thank you!! There is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Man is sinful and therefore separated from God, who is holy and perfect. Jesus Christ paid the eternal penalties for our sin through His death on the cross. Jesus Christ also resurrected bodily and ascended into heaven and will return one day to fulfill His kingdom. Only through Jesus Christ and the grace of His provision of salvation, may we be saved from eternal punishment, enter into God’s family and receive eternal life. The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God and the truth for Christian faith and practice.