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Debate and Speech

Members of the team travel to major national and international tournaments to compete in both debate and speech events.

In college competition, competitive speech events include:

  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Persuasive Speaking/Oratory
  • Informative Speaking
  • After-Dinner Speaking
  • Rhetorical Criticism/Communication Analysis
  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Prose Interpretation
  • Poetry Interpretation
  • Duo Interpretation
  • Programmed Oral Interpretation

In addition to speaking events, the IC Debate and Speech Team competes in all of the available debate events, including:

  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Parliamentary Debate