New in 2020-21 — the WHSFA is offering helpful webinars open to middle level and high school coaches (only the first two listed are targeted for those respective audiences; the rest are open to both). To register, please login first, then select “Speech Webinars” from the Professional Development menu to return to this page, and click the “register” buttons below.
** Cancelled due to insufficient enrollment**
Literary Material Strategies
New High School Speech Coach Seminar
Interpreting Category Rules
New Middle Level Speech Coach Seminar
Speech ResourcesNat’l Speech & Debate Assoc.
Amer. Legion Oratorical Contest
Optimist Oratorical Contest
VFW Voice of Democracy Contest
College Forensic Programs
Berkeley Digital Library
Internet Public Library
Wis. Historical Society
Badger Link: Research
Conscious Style Guide
Maryville U. Public Speaking Guide
From time to time, we will add videos with perspectives from students and coaches on how to prepare with different Speech categories. The videos on the left discuss preparation process, while on the right, videos feature performances referenced to the left.
Farrago (High School Category)
Added December 1, 2018 – an interview and sample performance by Wriley Hoffner, who gives an example of a transitionless Farrago.
Group Interpretive Reading
Similar to Middle Level Readers Theatre. An interview and sample performance by students at DeForest High School.