One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast

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

May 29, 2021 Lyle Wiley / Ashley Schulz / Dani Schulz Season 2 Episode 52
One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast
Speech Love 4: Hot Last Minute Interpretative Supplemental Tips with Ashley Schulz and Dani Schulz
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We are gearing up 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 poetry and interpretative presentation skills to the next level for Nats.

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Greetings, friends!  Lyle Wiley here - a high school EnglishTeacher and Speech and Debate Coach in Thermopolis, Wyoming - and your host of the One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast!  

Happy summer break to many of you out there! To quote the immortal words of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince… Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind!

Also, congratulations to all of our graduating seniors!  My school is winding down here too...  We finished the school year for students last week here in Thermop, and professional development is winding down this week too.  This weekend, many students will be cramming to record their supplemental events for the National Tournament… sooo…..

Welcome to episode four of Speech Love where we are hyping up for the National Speech and Debate Tournament!  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 share some really smart and useful tips to push your poetry and 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.

On today’s episode, first Ashley will provide some ideas for 
Recording Interpretative Supplementals
Breathing in Performance
Black Folder in Prose/Poetry
Cutting a Prose Piece
Selection of Prose Pieces

Then Dani gives her thoughts on
Creative Movement and Blocking in Poetry
Writing Killer Intros
Cutting a Powerful Poetry

While I wanted to package these two fabulous interviews separately, I decided to put them both in one episode to make sure I could release the episode before Memorial Day weekend.  Trust me, Ashley and Dani have some great advice for interpretative performers that you will not want to miss their ideas even if the episode runs a little longer…. Also, apologies for some of the tech sound issues.  I did my best to smooth them over, but there are a few moments where you might notice some connection issues in the interviews.

In any case, get ready to sit back and soak in some hot interpretative tips and tricks from Ashley and Dani Schulz!

Ashley Schulz - Speech Love Supplemental Skills

Prose Focus

Recording Interpretative Supplementals

Make the most of your five minutes
Importance of audio/sound
Background and framing
Creative use of screen

Breathing in Performance

Word currency
Conscious of breathing
Warm up properly

Black Folder in Prose/Poetry

Usually should fade into background
Page turn
Aid performance (not hinder it)
Especially important on screen

Cutting a Prose Piece

Don’t have to recreate
Focus on climax
Build backwards 
Don’t be afraid to cut your favorite parts to serve the story

Selection of Prose Pieces

Recycle
Look anywhere - more options online fair game now
Short stories


Dani Schulz -  Speech Love Supplemental Skills

Poetry Focus

Creative Movement and Blocking in Poetry

Use Others - watch, discuss, collab
Realistic blocking and Contemporary/Rhythmic blocking
Exploration/Play
Book Work
Play/Exploration

Writing Killer Intros

Find your Universal Humanity 
Use the outline
Boil it down
Hook/Analogy
Name the problem/argument
Explain the problem/argument
Prove the problem/argument
Conclude the problem/argument
Bring in yourself
Name your piece
A strong “because” statement

Cutting a Powerful Poetry

Balance Entertainment Value and Educational Value
Get some help - emotional distance
Be willing to cut what you might love for your thesis (Universal Humanity)
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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Thank you for listening, best of luck to everyone out there preparing for the National Speech and Debate Tournament! 

Lyle Intro
Ashley Schulz
Dani Schulz
Lyle Outro