Competitive speaking is an important co-curricular activity through which the student is offered training and experience in developing their oral communication skills. In intercollegiate forensics (speech/debate) there are two classes of competition: Debate and Individual Events. Debate events include; Lincoln Douglas, Policy, and Parliamentary. Individual events include; prose, poetry, screen plays, movie/radio scripts, and several types of platform speeches. There are also two categories of what is called limited preparation; the student prepares the speech as part of the competition and has no idea about the topic until the scheduled event.
Tournament Policies & Procedures
Phi Rho Pi Nationals