Liberty Debate & Speech Club
Training students 12-18 years old for lifelong successful communication and forensic competition.
Informational meeting August 26, 2010, 6:00pm until 8:00pm at The Foothills. (please RSVP)
Club meets Thursdays September 9, 2010 through May 12, 2011
at The Foothills, 12504 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM (corner of Tramway & Candelaria)
Debate: 6-9pm (specialized Debate Coach)
Cost: $50 (for speech, debate or both)
Parental involvement required. Training provided.
For questions,registration, or to RSVP please contact Angela Snyder, Liberty Club Director,
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone
What will your student learn?
Speech: Speaking skills for platform, limited prep and interpretive speech events and for general public speaking in various real-life situations. .
How to write and deliver an effective speech. The goal is for each student to have the opportunity to speak at every Club meeting.
Graceful and effective communication development will be the focus.
Available speech types: Persuasive, Oratory, Expository, Impromptu, Apologetics, Extemporaneous, Interpretive events.
Debate: Speaking skills for impromptu/limited prep-type speaking.
Argumentation skills and strategies.
Logic and Thinking skills.
Much, much more….
Types of Debate available: Team Policy, Lincoln-Douglas
Why include speech and/or debate in your educational toolbox?Consider these benefits. Articles below will support these claims.
character development: perseverance, endurance, thinking of others
curricular support: reading comprehension, oral competency, critical thinking
develop listening skills
improved oral communication
develop critical thinking skills in real life applications
improve writing skills,
develop self confidence,
improve the capacity to think quickly,
develop a sense of ethics
personal accomplishmentValue of Speech & Debate Articles for your consideration
Forensics and College Admissions
Professor Minh A. Luong, Yale Universityhttp://www.pbs.org/accidentalhero/parents/college.html
Debating skills come in handy in business
By Del Jones, USA TODAYhttp://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2004-09-29-ceo-debates_x.htm
Co-curricular Value of Debate
By Jeff Parcherhttp://groups.wfu.edu/NDT/Articles/gtreport.html#value
The Value of Speech, Debate and Theater Activities: Making the Case for Forensics
Dr. Kevin Minch, Director of Forensics, Truman State Universityhttp://www.nflonline.org/uploads/Rostrum/1206_008_013.pdf