Interpretation Speech Intensive

What is the most memorable story you have ever heard? Stories have the power to inspire, teach, persuade, and transform. In our 2-day Interpretation Speech Intensive, you'll discover how to bring quality literature to life, creating rich characters, vivid scenes, and lasting memories.

Your coaches are NCFCA alumni who have all stood in the trenches and understand the challenges you face. Using a sample speech, they’ll model a step-by-step process and lead you to discover, develop, and deliver an interpretation speech.

Registration closes Thursday, July 15th at 5pm CT.

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Schedule

Thursday, July 29, 2021 (11am to 5pm CT)

Searching for Treasure (11am CT) — Heather Sampson

What makes a story stick? Learn how to invite God into the literature selection process and to find stories that connect truth, goodness, and beauty.

Choosing Your Scenes (12:30pm CT) Victoria Richard

Which scenes grab my attention? Discover how to identify the elements of a good story and implement tools to cut the best scenes.

Crafting You Storyline (2pm CT) — Victoria Richard

How do I share a story in under 10 minutes? Explore techniques for cutting longer literature and use tools to craft your storyline.

Scripting Your Lines (3:30pm CT) — Allison Dillow

How do I turn a book into an interp? Explore the NCFCA cutting rules to maximize clarity and creativity as you share your story.

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Friday, July 30, 2021 (11am to 5pm CT)

Acting the Part (11am CT) — Victoria Richard

How do I become the characters in my story? Discover the aspects of human behavior and speech and practice characterization techniques.

Painting the Set (12:30pm CT) — Miguel Daez

Where am I? Explore the physical aspects of a scene and practice blocking techniques to paint the imagined backdrop in the theater of the mind.

Tackling the Technical (2pm CT) — Miguel Daez

How do I distinguish my characters and scenes? Polish your presentation with three technical skills: sight lines, popping and transitions.

Maximizing Your Impact (3:30pm CT) — Allison Dillow

Invite your audience into your speech with a meaningful theme, your personal connection, and your character introductions.

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Customize your experience:

Student Online

PRICE — $80

  • Online coaching (Eight 30-minute sessions)
  • Online activity groups (Eight 45-minute activities)
  • Activity guide to print for registered student

Parent: Register each student participating from home.

Club Hybrid

PRICE — $320

  • Online coaching (Eight 30-minute sessions)
  • Activity guide to print for coaches & club members

Club Leader: Register your club. Print activity guides for coaches and club members. Secure a meeting place during the scheduled event. Determine local  fees per student. Stream online coaching and arrange facilitators to lead small groups activities. Use the recordings to review the content throughout the year.

Club In-person

PRICE — $240

  • Activity guide (Print for coaches & club members)
  • Year-long access to coaching & activity video recordings for club use

Club Leader: Register your club. Print activity guides for coaches and club members. Host local summer camps or fall clubs at your convenience. Present recorded coaching and facilitate activities.

Club Guide

PRICE — $160

  • Activity guide (Print for coaches & club members)

Club Leader: Register your club. Use games and activities to supplement your summer camps or fall clubs.

Meet the Team

HEATHER SAMPSON

HEATHER SAMPSON | TEAM LEAD

Heather Sampson is the Region V Director and a speech coach at Areopagus KC. She and her husband, Kevin, have two sons. In high school, Mrs. Sampson competed in Open and Duo. In addition to serving her family and the league, Mrs. Sampson is an avid gardener, bird watcher, and paddle board enthusiast.

ALLISON DILLOW

ALLISON DILLOW | COACH

Allison Dillow is a 2019 Region V Alumnus who competed in 1 debate style and 4 speech events, placing 2nd in Value Debate at the Region V Championship. She is currently studying Political Economy and Marketing at Hillsdale College in Michigan where she competes in Mock Trial.

Eden Burson

EDEN BURSON | COACH

Eden Burson is a 2019 Region VII Alumnus who competed in 3 debate styles and 11 speech events, placing 6th in Policy Debate and earning an ultra-ironman award at the 2019 National Championship. She is currently pursuing a nursing degree from Cedarville University in Ohio.

MIGUEL DAEZ

MIGUEL DAEZ | COACH

Miguel Daez is a 2019 Region IX Alumnus who competed in 1 debate style and 4 speech events, placing 1st in Open Interpretation at the Region IX Championship. He is currently studying Communication Arts with a focus on TV and Radio Production at Franciscan University in Ohio.

VICTORIA RICHARD | COACH

Victoria Richard is a 2019 Region VIII Alumnus who competed in 2 debate styles and 7 speech events, placing 2nd in Open Interpretation at the 2019 National Championship. She is currently studying screenwriting at the Savannah School for Art and Design with the hopes of becoming a filmmaker.

"Thank you so much. This was a life changing event! We will watch all the videos we missed, and we will make plans to attend the Online Intensive next year."

- 2020 Online Intensive Attendee

Sharpen your skills.

Receive high quality training from the leading Christian speech and debate league. The 2021 Online Intensives are designed to help club leaders, parents, and students prepare for NCFCA's 2022 season. If you want event specific training, look no further!

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