Public Speaking: Confidence & Competence

  • Enrichment Courses

All Grade Levels

In an increasingly competitive world, the ability to express oneself and speak in public with clarity, persuasiveness, and even elegance is critically important. Of related and equal importance is the ability to readily analyze, develop, and defend a sound and persuasive argument. This course introduces traditional forms of debate and is designed to develop the confidence and competence to speak in public and argue persuasively and logically. Students hone their speaking skills using a variety of traditional speech events and exercises.


Period 1:   8:00 – 9:00 a.m. EDT
Period 4:   1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Grades 9, 10, & 11