Public Speaking Institute
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!
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.
Public speaking improves research and organization abilities- crucial skills for high school and college success.
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.
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.
Speech helps develop social skills, such as confidence, eye contact, poise, and articulation.
Public Speaking Institute - Staff Profiles
Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:
Born and raised behind the enticing curtain of Orange County, Brianna Broady is delighted to return for her third year with Education Unlimited.
Brianna obtained her Master's Degree in Communication Studies at California State University Northridge. During her time there, she was a teaching associate covering the fundamentals of public...
Carlos Flores received his B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies at California State University Northridge. As an undergraduate, Carlos was a member of the Matador Speech and Debate Team, competing in events such as informative speaking, impromptu speaking and extemporaneous speaking.
While pursuing his masters, Carlos took on the role of a...
Robert received his Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies in 2012 and recently completed his course work for his Master's Degree in Communication Studies. While at CSUN, he was also a teaching associate covering the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation courses. Robert was also the assistant debate coach for the Matador Speech...
Jacob Burdette is a full-time educator and part-time activist/scientist/essayist/ukulele player. He is returning for his second summer with Education Unlimited and he is overjoyed!
Jacob was born in Beckley, West Virginia and currently resides in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He earned a B.A. in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies from...
In 2014 I completed my doctorate in Education in the department of Language, Literacy, Social and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The focus of my dissertation study was to identify emerging twenty-first century skills and practices in digital multi-networked after school programs in the San Francisco bay area. The...
Jessica is currently a Teaching Associate and graduate student in the Communication Studies Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). As a teaching associate at CSUN, she teaches courses in Fundamentals of Public Speaking. In addition to teaching, Jessica also serves as an assistant coach for CSUN’s Matador Speech and Debate...
Bobby Lebeda just completed his master's degree in communication studies. In terms of public speaking and argumentation he competed in speech and debate in high school for four years. Since then Bobby's been coaching high school speech and debate for 6 years at Chaminade College Preparatory. He coached the past year two years at California...
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.
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...
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.
Note: Overnight and day camp programs are offered at St...