In 1983, Bob Frank published his critique of evidence use in Persuasive Speaking at the 1981 NFA championship tournament. While many similar critiques have been done since then, this analysis attempts to update Frank’s critique in the light of modern informative speaking. The authors analyzed the 2011 NFA Informative Speaking final round speeches, examining the use of evidence. This article presents those findings and offers points of discussion for the forensic community.
Walker, B., & Rasmussen, H. (2015). “…and finally examining some implications”: (Mis)use of Evidence in Informative Speaking. National Forensic Journal, 33(1). https://doi.org/10.56816/0749-1042.1043