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Coaching Philosophy:  

I believe that everyone has a set of unique skills and talents, and I think that in order to be the best performer you can be, you must embrace the skills that you already have. Speech should be fun, it should make you laugh, learn, and grow. I am a very serious believer in not taking things too seriously. I think that you should love what you do, and coaches are there to help you love it even more. This activity has changed my life, because I have made it fun for myself. I want everyone to share the experience that I have had, and become a better person and performer in the process. I live by the saying, “It’s not luck, it’s skill”, which is a quote from the man who introduced me to speech and debate back when I was in 8th grade. Every time you accomplish something in life, it is important that you recognize it as your skill and not a random stroke of luck. You are talented, and capable. My goal as a coach is to help you recognize that within yourself, and embrace the gifts that you already have. 

Taylor Headrick

HI. DI. Duo

Short Bio:

Hello friends, my name is Taylor Headrick! While I was in high school, I competed in Humorous Interpretation. During my time in HI, I finaled at NSDA twice; including a National Championship in 2018, and 5th place in 2019. Since then, I have continued my speech career on the Western Kentucky forensics team, where I recently won nationals in After Dinner Speaking (another comedy event), and semi-finaled in Dramatic Interpretation. I am currently majoring in Communication, and am journeying toward eventually becoming a voice actor for cartoons. I love this community, and I am so excited to help students grow and strengthen their voices. 

 

Expertise:

Piece selection: I always found this step to be one of the more stressful parts of speech and debate. It feels like a lot of pressure, to pick a script and make it into your own. However, over the years I have found it to be a very exciting and fun thing to do. I want to help my students find a selection that they can truly identify with, one that they can comfortably make their own. It is important that a selection is found and read with an open mind, and I am excited to help with this step in the process. 

 

Cutting: With my years in HI, I have become a master piece-cutter. I am very good at developing easy to understand storylines, and I pride myself in that. This is something that I am very excited to help with, and teach my students how to do. It is all about simplifying a story, while also keeping the messages and character development prominent.

 

Blocking/Tech: My goal with blocking/tech is to make it the most natural it can be. I don’t like to go too overboard with it, because it can be distracting. But when it is necessary, I am good with finding unique ways to explore the space and create an environment. 


Character Development: This is probably my greatest strength in speech. I focus a lot on character development, which can be very tedious, I know. I think facials, vocals, levels, and body language are the key components in setting apart the 1 in a round to the 2. I will work line by line until I feel like the character concepts are understood. At the end of the day, this is the most important thing about speech to me. And I am excited to see how my students' characters develop over time.

Session Schedule

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Interested? Contact Taylor!

 

Session Options

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$130.00

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