Brooke Wade competed with NCFCA and Stoa for her high school years, winning several national titles including 2011 Stoa National LD Speaker, 2011 NCFCA National Extemp Champion, and 2012 NCFCA National Extemp Champion. She also placed 5th in LD and 2nd LD Speaker at the 2012 NCFCA Nationals. Brooke is wrapping up a degree at the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business on a full-ride National Merit Scholarship where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in International Business and Marketing. When finished, she eventually hopes to pursue both an MBA and a JD.
In this podcast, Brooke explains the importance of using logic through debate. She starts off explaining how the definition set the pace in a round, then moves into syllogism structure. It can get complicated in trying to understand major/minor premises, but it helps a lot when a debate boils down to the grammar of logic. An argument can be turned very quickly when using basic logic.
Most Recent Podcasts
- Podcast #62: “Three Seasons of the Apologetics Speaker” with Luis Garcia
Undefeated his last year of competition, Luis Garcia is a legend in academic apologetics speaking. Hear what he has to say about the three seasons he worked through as a competitor.
- Podcast #61: “General Research Strategies Part 2” with Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker concludes his General Research Strategies on Debate Topics, explaining how to put together a strong research strategy for debaters.
- Podcast #60: “General Research Strategies Part 1” with Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker led Research Camp several years ago. No matter what debate format you debate, research is key.
- Podcast #59: “Common Speech Errors that Teachers Notice” with Chris Jeub
In this podcast, Chris Jeub goes through common errors speakers make that could easily be caught if attention was given early on in the speech development.