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Were you involved in speech and/or debate in school?
Yes, speech
17%
 17%  [ 5 ]
Yes, debate
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Yes, both speech and debate
21%
 21%  [ 6 ]
No, neither
57%
 57%  [ 16 ]
Total Votes : 28

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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Speech/Debate Reply with quote

I'm simply curious how many here were involved in speech and/or debate in high school or college?

If you want to identify yourself in a post that's fine or you can just participate in the poll.

I was involved in both, although only for a short time with speech (my senior year in high school). Oddly enough one of our national debate topics was government-run health care, similar to what's being proposed now.
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I competed in both, but mostly speech. I made it to section finals my senior year in the humorous category with a story by Dave Barry.
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't involved in either, but IF I had to do over again...I think I would have enjoyed debate.

The only speech I had was therapy in elementary school. Once I learned to properly say my R's, I graduated from that program.
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both.
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in Debate in grades 7-11 (the school didn't have a team my senior year).
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, never debated or did anything beyond the required speeches in school. But I do actively spar about politics and environmental issues with some of my weanie friends at work. I know just enough to look like an idiot.. yeah, just like in these here forums.
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spinowner
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speech only. I wouldn't have done it except the coach asked me and I couldn't think of a reason to say no. My event was extemporaneous speaking. I was never interested in debate.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't involved in a group or a club, but Saint Mary's, where I just finished my degree, requires formal presentations in almost all of their classes.
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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in speech for 3 years and was captain of the Lakevillle South Speech team my senior year. I was in Original Oratory. My best speech, which got me 4th in sections, was about "Truthiness" and our society's unwillingness to accept the truth.
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Jam3s
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we could have an event where we have some people recite their speeches from their past years.... I think that I have safely stored all mine somewhere I will never remember.

I know that after reading the topic a little, I might be interested in hearing a couple.

I had some debate during speech.
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