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Mastering the Oralization of Literature
Master interpretive speaking, advance consistently in competition, and become a better communicator for life.
Competitive interpretation (or “interp”) is a rewarding, albeit demanding, sport. Are you up for the challenge? You have to select, cut, block, memorize and rehearse a 10-minute interpretative speech for a panel of judges.
Have you chosen the best piece? Is your acting up to par? Have you run your speech multiple times without glitches? Can you deliver with the punch and zest necessary to win? Can you push yourself even further? Will your speech stand out from the rest?
Enter competitive interping. Hall of fame champion Travis Herche gives the keys to mastering this most challenging activity. His revolutionary secrets being interpers beyond a mere understanding of interp to a mentality necessary for national competition.
About Travis Herche
Travis Herche shares ten years of experience in speech and debate, including two entries in the NCFCA Hall of Fame.
Travis was a Dramatic Interpretation national champion in 2006; in the following years he became the English-speaking world’s leading expert in high school interpretation. His book Keys to Interp is the first book ever to put forward a systematic approach to competitive oral literary theory, running all the way back to origins at the dawn of history. Travis’ interp students have won prestigious awards at state, regional, and national levels.
Travis coaches all three forms of debate (Lincoln-Douglas, Team Policy, and Parliamentary), emphasizing mastery in three key areas: theory, strategy, and character development. Clients all over the country meet with him via online Skype sessions on a weekly basis to develop their skills and prepare for the next level of speaking excellence.
Travis has appeared in films from New York to LA. He is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and teaches reading and English as a second language. His blog, Maximize Your Speaking, gives free tips for competitive speakers at all levels.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Understanding Interp
- Chapter 2: Finding a Piece
- Chapter 3: Cutting a Piece
- Chapter 4: Memorizing
- Chapter 5: Acting
- Chapter 6: Communicating
- Chapter 7: Humorous Interpretation
- Chapter 8: Dramatic Interpretation
- Chapter 9: Duo Interpretation
- Chapter 10: Other Interpretive Events
- Chapter 11: Interp Competition
- About the Author: Travis Herche
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