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Public Speaking

The art of public speaking has been used throughout history by men and women as a vital means of communicating important ideas and concepts and persuading others to a particular point of view.  Speech and debate is a course created and designed to enhance student ability to effectively communicate orally in small group settings as well as large public venues by learning preparatory skills as well as various forms of oral presentation.  Students will build these skills by developing and preparing information to be delivered in various speaking formats during in class presentations throughout the semester, using reading materials, textbooks, and other materials presented in class to define the curriculum, and listening to, reading, and watching a variety of speeches presented through history.


Our public speaking classes are taught by a trial lawyer who uses a proven and effective approach to not only inspire and help students to develop the ability to speak with confidence and passion in any group settings, but to also teach students to express themselves in a logical manner.


At a young age, the children will learn important presentation skills that will distinguish them in their education journey as well as in the real world.

Objectives; Students who successfully complete a series of classes will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate academic, informative, and demonstrative topics to develop for speech and debate

  • Understand and demonstrate the differences between informative, demonstrative, persuasive, narrative, and other types of speeches

  • Research, organize, outline, rehearse, and present material in the proper speech/debate formate required

  • Create and develop accurate and relevant supporting materials and visual aids

  • Learn the importance of concise and accurate articulation when presenting information orally

  • Effectively deliver speeches using proper posture, facial expressions, gestures, eye contact and other methods inherent to quality delivery

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