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35 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
NSDA China Alumni, Kelly Chen
In this episode Cale talks with one of the OG NSDA China debaters in China, Kelly Chen. Kelly is a graduate of Nanjing Foreign Language School and currently works for Nike. She regularly gives back to the NSDA China community by judging, teaching, coaching and volunteering. Kelly and Cale talk about the History of NSDA China and what the future holds.
61 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Debating for America's Youth's CEO Nathan Fair
In this episode of Speaker Points Cale talks with the CEO of Debating For America's Youth; Nathan Fair.Nathan Fair is a freshman at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He competed in debate for all four years of high school. He qualified to the NSDA National Debate Tournament as well as won the novice district tournament. His greatest accomplishment in debate has been starting his nonprofit Debating for America's Youth.Debating for America's Youth is a nonprofit focused on providing free educational content to the Speech and Debate community. The most successful projects on the account have been interviews with Speech and Debate National Champions. On YouTube, the account has reached over 30,000 people and has 600 subscribers.You can find debating for America's Youth's youtube page at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrkexJgvCkFQ6RvAxsqfvtg
37 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Interview with NSDA China alumni Amy Chen
In this episode Cale interviews Amy Chen. Amy is a Shenzhen native, NSDA China Alumni, currently studying History and Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and teaching online classes for NSDA China. Cale and Amy talk about Amy's experience as a debater, her philosophy toward debate, what its like to attend college remotely and the fall NSDA China PF topic.
43 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Fall 2020 PF Resolution discussion with Jerry Tang
In this episode Cale talks with Jerry Tang. Jerry is an NSDA China Alumni who was an editor for the evidence packets for this semester. Cale & Jerry discuss the topic, possible arguments and some of the inner workings of the evidence packet.
47 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Episode 16: Victoria Fang & James Xie. 2020 NSDA China Public Forum National Champions
In this episode Cale speaks with the NSDA China Nationals Public Forum Champions Victoria Fang & James Xie. They talk about what helped them become National Champions, how they prepared for the tournament, what the experience of becoming national champions was like, how their opinions changed while researching physician assisted suicide and what they think of the upcoming Fall 2020 Public Forum Resolution.The Final Round can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEgygrJEt3g
28 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Episode 15: Leo Feng - NSDA China 2020 Original Oratory National Champion
In this episode Cale interviews Leo Feng. Leo is the 2020 Original Oratory National Champion for NSDA China. They talk about Leo's experience, what makes a great Original Oratory speech and they give advice for Orators looking to improve their performances.Leo's Speech can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z7UkA-kIMA&t=26s
43 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Episode 14 - Interview with Gordon Peer
In this episode Cale interviews Gordon Peer, debate coach and member of the NSDA China academic team. Gordon Peer has most recently been the Director of Forensics at Green Canyon High School, leading them to be the top program in the Intermountain West and in the top 75 of the NSDA. As a Diamond Coach and Utah 4A Coach of the Year, he has mentored multiple NDCA and NSDA Congress National Finalists, including 3 rd in the Country at NDCA 2014. Since 2015, he has coached multiple National Octofinalists in Policy Debate & World Schools Debate. He has been a Congressional Debate Director for several years at programs such as WSDI and BFI. As a Ten-Time State Champion Coach, he has coached Region and State Champions in Congressional Debate, Public Forum, Policy, Oratory, and Extemporaneous Speaking. In addition to competing in High School at such schools as Princeton and St. John’s, Gordon earned a degree in Law & Constitutional Studies from Utah State University, received another in Political Science Teaching from Weber State University, and attended graduate studies at Gonzaga University School of Law.Cale & Gordon talk about the differences between China and US PF debate, how debate has shifted over the years and the values of speech and debate that transcend culture and country.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Episode 13 - Interview with Amy Kim
In this episode Cale sits down with someone who represents the NSDA China judging community for the first time. Amy Kim is the former president of the SHU debate and speech club. She has been awarded best speaker at many prestigious debate tournaments, and Amy has been judging NSDA China Speech and Debate tournaments for over a year.
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Interview with Lucy Shao
Cale interviews NSDA China Alumni Lucy Shao about Original Oratory and how speech and debate can benefit students no matter their interest and background.
37 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Online Public Speaking Competitions with Knick Sloan
In this episode of Speaker Points Knick Sloan returns to talk about Original Oratory and Public Speaking competition tips in a time where most tournaments are online. Knick and Cale play some of their usual games like, "Can't argue with that" and "Name the movie quote."
42 minutes | May 18, 2020
Interview with David Peterson about World Schools Debate.
In this episode Cale interviews debate legend, David Peterson. David Peterson is on the WSDC board of Directors. In the interview he explains what makes WSDC special and how it is different from Public Forum debate. Cale and David also talk about David's history with debate; how he was introduced to the world of debate and how he focused his PhD dissertation around debate.
39 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Kurt Shelton Interview
Cale Halley chats with speech and debate coach Kurt Shelton to discuss how speech and debate in China has grown since NSDA China's inception and where it could be headed.Kurt Shelton is currently teaching at RDFZ Kings College in Hangzhou after teaching for three years at Hangzhou Foreign Language School. Prior to working for Dipont Education, Kurt Shelton was Youth Activities Supervisor for the Newark Public Schools and coached the Rutgers Newark Debate Team. He has over 20 year’s experience of coaching successful debate and public speaking programs. His students have won the NDT and CEDA National Debate Championships four times including two collegiate Top Speaker Awards. He has been awarded with the 1997 Lexington Coaches Award of Excellence in Public Speaking, the 2005 Sandra Deleon Award of Service and the 2010 Jersey Urban Debate League “Coach of the Year”. His students were the 2011 National Association of Urban Debate League High School National Champions. His students have earned national recognition and been invited to meet with President Obama in the Oval office. They have also been awarded the 2010 Jackie Robinson Scholarship, the 2011 Bank of America Student Leadership Summit Award, and the 2010 NAACP student of the year by the Newark chapter.
43 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Interview with Ellen Ma
Cale interviews NSDA China alumni and current intern, Ellen Ma. They discuss the challenges students who come from domestic schools face joining NSDA China and competing. They also discuss what it is like to be an intern for NSDA China and the positive impact speech and debate had on Ellen's life.
25 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Interview with Nick Burr
Cale interviews debate coach Nick Burr. They discuss what it is like to coach speech and debate in China, and how the community and league has grown over the past 5 years.
31 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Interview With Helen Yang
Cale interviews former NSDA China debate Helen Yang. Helen Yang is a Georgetown International Public Forum debate champion, Zhejiang Regional Champion. Helen tutors NSDA China students as a member of the NSDA talent team and is currently studying at the University of Chicago. Cale and Helen discuss how her high school debate career helped her get into and be successful in college as well as giving advice to new and experienced debaters.
37 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Using Covid-19 in Original Oratory with Knick Sloan
Knick returns to discuss ways to improve your Original Oratory speeches and answer the question: Should you use Covid-19 as your speech topic?
18 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Tournament updates due to Covid-19 situation and Denis Ding.
In this episode of Speaker Points we talk with NSDA Tournament Managers, Denis Ding. Denis and Cale discuss tournament cancellations due to Covid-19, online tournament plans and what it is like to be tournament manager for NSDA China.
46 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
2020 Spring Resolution discussion with Zaiqi Zhang
In this episode Cale interviews NSDA Intern, debate coach and former NSDA Zaiqi Zhang and they discuss the upcoming resolution. "Resolved: Technology companies' use of personal data is more beneficial than harmful."
34 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
Sophia Wang Interview
In this episode Cale chats with 2018 TOC China champion, Sophia Wang. Sophia and Cale talk about how debate helped Sophia be prepared and succeed in college at NYU, how to become a better debater, and what it was like to win the TOC.
67 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
The First Episode!
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