Debating and Public Speaking Resources

We’ll be adding links to all sorts of resources here as the year goes on, including videos of our debating and public speaking state finals.

1. Taking The Initiative

All students and teachers involved in debating and public speaking competitions should be familiar with the most authoritative guide to the conduct and adjudication of these activities.

“Taking The Initiative: A Guide to Debating and Public Speaking” is now available to download here.

Microsoft Word version

2. Public Speaking is for Everyone

“About Public Speaking” is now available to download here.

Microsoft Word version

3. Strictly Speaking

Strictly Speaking is an online resource for developing skills in public speaking

4. Multicultural Perspectives Hints and Guidelines

This is a simple, two-page document suitable for all teachers, students and parents involved in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition. It’s a quick outline of what’s expected from the speeches and what kinds of things adjudicators will be looking for. To download, just click here.