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Public Speaking Institute

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Too many young people have something to say but do not have the tools to speak in public effectively and with comfort. Sharpening communication abilities helps young people succeed in a world that demands confidence, articulation and the ability to clearly communicate ideas. By building superior speaking skills, students will prepare to excel in school, attain their dream jobs, defend their beliefs and values, and become leaders in their schools and communities.

Education Unlimited is the national leader in providing noncompetitive public speaking summer programs for kids and teens. Education Unlimited was founded in 1993 by a group of speech and debate coaches who developed our innovative curriculum. Today, our curriculum directors and on-site faculty and staff include coaches at some of the nation’s premiere high schools and universities and former speech, debate, and mock trial competitors who reached national levels of success.

5 Reasons to Focus on Public Speaking This Summer!

  1. Public speaking is a necessary and indispensable life skill, and most people are called upon to speak in public at some point in their lives.

  2. Public speaking improves research and organization abilities- crucial skills for high school and college success.

  3. Employers rank public speaking as one of the top skills they look for in employees. Students can get a head start on their dream careers by developing skills that will translate in the workforce.

  4. Speech and debate activities involve “active construction of knowledge.” Students have the opportunity to synthesize, analyze, and utilize new information, rather than merely memorizing facts. According to Communication Education, debate can increase critical thinking skills by 44% in one year and high school reading skills by as much as 25% in one year.

  5. Speech helps develop social skills, such as confidence, eye contact, poise, and articulation.

2014 Public Speaking Institute Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2014 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

2013 Public Speaking Institute Staff Members Include:

Education Unlimited - Samuel Haley-Hill (Public Speaking Instructor)

Samuel Haley-Hill, Public Speaking Instructor

Sam Haley-Hill graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and a Minor in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (2006).

He then attended Brown University/Trinity Rep where he earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in acting.
He has performed as a professional actor in front of audiences all over the world.  As a teacher, he has worked in the United States and Hong Kong teaching debate, English, and Drama. For the past several years Sam has taught acting at the collegiate level. 

Education Unlimited - Robert  Loy (Public Speaking Instructor)

Robert Loy, Public Speaking Instructor

Raised in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California, Robert Loy brings a great deal of expertise to the public speaking classroom.  Prior to earning his BA in Communication Studies from CSU Northridge, Robert competed on the CSUN competive Speech and Debate team concentrating on Impromptu Speaking, Policy Debate and Parlimentary Debate. 

After completing his degre,e Robert was hired as the Director of Debate for the prestigious CSU-Northridge team while working towards obtaining his graduate degree.

Robert LOVES Los Angeles Dodgers and baseball in general, going on intense hikes, playing basketball, playing video games (PS3 and Xbox), and occasionally catches up on Pokemon when he gets the chance. 

Upcoming Camps

American Legal Experience

American Legal Experience offers high school students a unique opportunity to learn public speaking skills through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system. The adversarial nature of the American legal system places a premium on effective communication and persuasion through well-reasoned arguments. Therefore, our focus on this system provides students with an exciting and challenging medium for the development of speaking skills.

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Public Speaking Institute - Advanced Program

Held at Stanford University, the Advanced Public Speaking Institute is designed for high school students who are already comfortable speaking in public and are prepared to make their voices heard.

Students have access to our most experienced speech and debate faculty, trusted instructors and coaches who gently push the students to hone their speaking abilities and excel in their persuasive pursuits. Furthermore, students have the unique opportunity to explore the s...

Public Speaking Institute - Regular Program

Designed to help students build confidence in their public speaking skills, our Public Speaking Institute trains students in public speaking, logic and rhetoric through an interactive and dynamic curriculum that encourages incremental progress through ongoing practice and exercise. Over the course of the program, students will participate in three main courses: Debate, Persuasive Speaking, and an elective.


Learn the art of verbal com...