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This video outlines some best practices for judging Original Oratory rounds.
This video outlines some best practices for judging Public Forum Debate rounds.
This video outlines some best practices for judging interpretation rounds.
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2014 National Tournament competitors recite the National Speech & Debate Association Code of honor.
Keynote Address by Richard B. Sodikow.
The National Forensic League Executive Director, J. Scott Wunn, introduces the Showcase video series.
Adam Jacobi presents the history of our organization at the Ripon Historical Society.
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Jan Heiteen, Hall of Fame Coach of Downers Grove South HS (IL), shares her passion for the categories of Prose and Poetry Interpretation.
Hall of Fame coach, Joe Wycoff, reveals the keys to Original Oratory.
Husband and wife team, Jim and Jessica Fedje, share their secrets to success on Humorous Interpretation.