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SPEAK's Curriculum

Welcome to SPEAK!

SPEAK's mission is to promote public speaking, debate, education, and advocacy. The SPEAK team provides free, public speaking and debate courses. We offer the SPEAK program as either an eight-week curriculum or a day-long seminar.


Your voice, your program, your way!


The SPEAK curriculum consists of instructional presentations and interactive group work which focus on the following:

  • Session 1: Why Debate? Debate as a Tool for Professional Practice

  • Session 2: The Principles of Public Speaking: Voice, Body, Structure

  • Session 3: Let's Have a Debate: Selecting a Topic

  • Session 4: Conducting Thorough Research

  • Session 5: Constructing Solid Argumentation I

  • Session 6: Constructing Solid Argumentation II

  • Session 7: Refutation

  • Session 8: Let's Have a Debate: Final Presentation


​If you are interested in hosting a SPEAK program at your school or organization, please contact Jessica Bullock at


Feel free to read our instructor profiles at "Meet the SPEAK Team" or learn more about our current programs and partnerships.


 We look forward to hearing from you!

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