Speech Love 4: Hot Last Minute Interpretative Supplemental Tips with Ashley Schulz and Dani Schulz

We are getting hyped for the National Speech and Debate Tournament on Speech Love! If you are looking for some last minute ideas to spruce up your recorded supplemental events or some ways to improve your live virtual performance for the National Speech and Debate Tournament this summer - look no further! Today on the podcast, Cheyenne East Assistant Coach Ashley Schulz and Cheyenne East standout sophomore performer Dani Schulz shared some really smart and useful tips to push your interpretative presentation skills to the next level for Nats.

 
 

Ashley is a good friend of the podcast who is an invaluable colleague with many years of coaching experience at Cheyenne East. She has coached National Champions and consistently helps her students find success on the stage and the screen during our virtual speech run. Dani is a competitor who is one of those Cheyenne East students who is experiencing consistent success in Speech and Debate competition. Among her many impressive Speech and Debate accolades, Dani staged and placed in third at James Logan this season - the accomplishment she is most proud of and excited about.

 

Ashley Schulz - Interpretative Supplemental Skills Outline and Overview

Check out the Podcast episode for more details.


Recording Interpretative Supplementals

  1. Make the most of your five minutes

  2. Importance of audio/sound

  3. Background and framing

  4. Creative use of screen

Breathing in Performance

  1. Word currency

  2. Conscious of breathing

  3. Warm up properly

Black Folder in Prose/Poetry

  1. Usually should fade into background

  2. Page turn

  3. Aid performance (not hinder it)

  4. Especially important on screen

Cutting a Prose Piece

  1. Don’t have to recreate

  2. Focus on climax

  3. Build backwards

  4. Don’t be afraid to cut your facorite parts to serve the story

Selection of Prose Pieces

  1. Recycle

  2. Look anywhere - more options online fair game now

  3. Short stories

 

Dani Schulz - Poetry Supplemental Skills Outline and Overview

Check out the Podcast episode for more details.


Creative Movement and Blocking in Poetry

  1. Use Others - watch, discuss, collab

  2. Realistic blocking and Contemporary/Rhythmic blocking

  3. Exploration/Play

  4. Book Work

  5. Play/Exploration

Writing Killer Intros

  1. Find your Universal Humanity

  2. Use the outline

  3. Boil it down

  4. Hook/Analogy

  5. Name the problem/argument

  6. Explain the problem/argument

  7. Prove the problem/argument

  8. Conclude the problem/argument

  9. Bring in yourself

  10. Name your piece

  11. A strong “because” statement

Cutting a Powerful Poetry

  1. Balance Entertainment Value and Educational Value

  2. Get some help - emotional distance

  3. Be willing to cut what you might love for your thesis (Universal Humanity)

  4. Consider creation of a story archCreative Movement and Blocking in Poetry

  5. Use Others - watch, discuss, collab

  6. Realistic blocking and Contemporary/Rhythmic blocking

  7. Exploration/Play

  8. Book Work

  9. Play/Exploration

Writing Killer Intros


Find your Universal Humanity

  1. Use the outline

  2. Boil it down

  3. Hook/Analogy

  4. Name the problem/argument

  5. Explain the problem/argument

  6. Prove the problem/argument

  7. Conclude the problem/argument

  8. Bring in yourself

  9. Name your piece

  10. A strong “because” statement

Cutting a Powerful Poetry

  1. Balance Entertainment Value and Educational Value

  2. Get some help - emotional distance

  3. Be willing to cut what you might love for your thesis (Universal Humanity)

  4. Consider creation of a story arch

 

Thanks so much to Ashley and Dani for their time and for sharing their interpretive genius with us on the One Clap Podcast.


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