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Monday, March 3, 2008

Chris Glaser

Double Trouble?

Competition schools know to watch out for the Glaser brothers on OU Forensics team! The team wouldn't be the same without the additions of Chris and Dan Glaer. Chris is a senior this year at Ohio Univeristy and majoring in Advertising Managements in the Scripps School of Communication. He chose this major because he loves the strategic element of promoting products and services through advertising.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Chris seems like a pro when it comes to working together. Along with his younger brother Dan, who is 19 years old; Chris has an older brother, Nick, who is 24 years old and two younger sisters, Emily and Cari, both who are 16. Not only did he grow up in a large family, he also had a family in his high school forensics team. He was a four-year competitor on the Louisville High School's Forensics team.

His choice is OU as a college was because of the Scripps School of Communication and also the beautiful campus. Currently, this is his third year as assistant coach for Louisville High School Forensics team. ALong with coaching forensics for this high school team, Chris continues to a leader on the OU Forensics team. He explained that he participates in many speaking events which include Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism, Informative Speaking and Dramatic Interpretation.

When asked what his favorite part of OU Forensics was, Chris answered, "I love the atmosphere on the team. Everyone has adopted the mentality that we aren't just going to win, we are going to dominate. We work hard and have a lot of fun with each other along the way." It's obvious how much time Chris puts in for his team and how much everyone looks up to him.
Chris was also asked what his favorite moment of being on the team has been so far. He could think of many but responded, "When we traveled to Butler University this past January. It was our first tournament back from winter break and we were just trying to get back into the swing of things so we didn't take all of our events. Despite this though, we won the tournament by nearly 50 points. We celebrated that night with a dinner at Outback. It was a blast!"

In his free time, Chris enjoys being a die-hard fan the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also enjoys listening to music. He explained that he loves all music, but currently has been listening to Rascal Flatts often. He also enjoying eating...a lot! He loves Chinese food, Italian food, Mexican food....or pretty much ANY food.

Chris Glaser is an awesome person to look up to when it comes to public speaking and when asked what is the most important advice for someone nervous about public speaking, he stated "My former high school speech coach always used to say, 'The trick is not to get rid of the butterflies in your stomach, but to get them to all fly in a row.' If you can channel that fear into excitement and confidence, you are well on your way to being a great speaker."

Look out, Chris Glaser seems to know what he's talking about.