Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Demonstrating for Novices

Let's face it: the new kids are easily impressed. And with good reason. This speech and debate thing is probably new to them. If they're half as clueless as I was in my novice year, they'll be blown away by a two minute impromptu. Even if it only has one point. And that point is George Washington. I know my club is a big fan of demonstrating for novices at our annual summer day camp. I was blown away when I saw my first DI, apologetics, OO, and impromptu. The fact that I still remember them and that that was over two years ago should confirm that.

Most of us love an audience. I know I do. Novices are the best audience you can have. They'll laugh. They'll cry. They'll be so astounded they won't know what to do with themselves. Awesome, right? I mean, you may not want a novice for a timer, but other than that, sure.

Yesterday I did a new DI for my coach. Some new kids and parents watched. It was fun. I hoped they liked it and weren't scared or something. They probably were. That's ok.

You're homeschooled, and you obviously know how it's done.

1 comment:

  1. I love demonstrating for novices . . . except when they give you about ten minutes' warning to give an impromptu, something that you haven't done for six months. And especially when they just saw Hannah Smith give an AWESOME impromptu at the CHEA conference just two weeks before.

    Other than that, I love demonstrating for novices. =)

    But really. They're so gullible and easily impressed. It's adorable. =) And to think that I was a novice once . . . . *sniff sniff* It makes me all sentimental. =) =')