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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.


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:

Education Unlimited - Brianna Broady (Camp Director and Instructor)

Brianna Broady — Camp Director and Instructor

Born and raised behind the enticing curtain of Orange County, Brianna Broady taught public speaking with three Education Unlimited programs last year and is delighted to return. Brianna is a second year graduate student at California State University Northridge and a teaching associate covering the fundamentals of public speaking courses. Also,...


Education Unlimited - Stephen Buettler (Camp Director and Instructor)

Stephen Buettler — Camp Director and Instructor

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Education Unlimited - Elizabeth Bull, MFA (Camp Director)

Elizabeth Bull, MFA — Camp Director

Elizabeth Bull is a writer and filmmaker. Her writing has been published in various journals, including H.O.W. Journal, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, and the LA Review of Books, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She’s worked in original series development at AMC during the creation of “Mad Men and “Breaking Bad,” and has written and...


Education Unlimited - Robert Egan (Camp Director)

Robert Egan — Camp Director

Robert Egan has been both an instructor since 2005 and a program director since 2010 for Education Unlimited. He was previously the debate coach for the Sage Ridge School in Reno, Nevada. He received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2008. While there, he continued competing in collegiate parliamentary...


Education Unlimited - Robert  Loy, MA (Camp Director & Instructor)

Robert Loy, MA — Camp Director & Instructor

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...


Education Unlimited - Aditi Sriram, MFA (Camp Director)

Aditi Sriram, MFA — Camp Director

Aditi Sriram's writing has appeared in Narratively, The Brooklyn Rail, and Guernica Magazine, among other publications, covering fiction, essays, non-fiction reporting, and author interviews with Pulitzer Prize winners. Aditi has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, hitchhiked along the Red Sea in Egypt, trekked into hidden stepwells in New Delhi, and...


Education Unlimited - Aaron Walker, PhD (Camp Director)

Aaron Walker, PhD — Camp Director

Dr. Aaron Walker earned his B.A. in English with Honors at the Arizona State University (ASU). He acquired both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Southern California (USC). He currently serves as an Assistant Director and Program Specialist with the USC McNair Scholars Program, Office of Undergraduate Programs, a Division...


Education Unlimited - Jesse Garrett (Public Speaking Instructor)

Jesse Garrett — Public Speaking Instructor

Jesse Garrett is the Assistant Coordinator of Speech and Debate at James Logan High School, one of the largest and most acclaimed Forensics programs in the country. He was a competitor for Logan in high school, in Impromptu public speaking and Congressional debate. He has volunteer coached for Logan since graduating in 2001 an has been on staff...


Education Unlimited - Grant Walker (PSAT Instructor)

Grant Walker — PSAT Instructor

I attended the University of Pennsylvania for my undergraduate studies, receiving my BA in 2006, with a double major in Cognitive Science and Communication. After college, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Philadelphia, investigating the impact of stroke on language functions. I am currently...


Education Unlimited - Matthew Ward (Instructor)

Matthew Ward — Instructor

Matthew is a graduate student at the California State University, Northridge studying for his master’s degree in Communication Studies. As a teaching associate in the Department of Communication Studies, he teaches Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Argumentation. He is also involved with the department’s Performance Ensemble. Matthew received...


Education Unlimited - Jake Wasserman (Instructor )

Jake Wasserman — Instructor

Jake Wasserman has worked at Education Unlimited programs for more than 17 summers. Since 1997, Jake has participated in the launching of 6 EU programs, including the first Public Speaking and Computer camps, the first Elementary camp, and now the High School Leadership camp. During the September to May "off-season," Jake works on college...


Education Unlimited - Steven Wolkoff (Lead Instructor )

Steven Wolkoff — Lead Instructor

Steven Wolkoff is Education Unlimited's SAT instructor for all of our College Admissions Prep Camps and the students and parents love him for great reason!

Steven graduated from Dartmouth College with an honors English major.  He has worked as a College Counselor/SAT tutor for over twelve years including providing private SAT instruction for...


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


Upcoming Camps

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.

Debate

Learn the art of verbal com...