Benefits of Speech and Public Speaking
"Speech involves a presentation by one, two, or sometimes a group of students that is judged against a similar type of presentation by others in a round of competition. Speech events range from limited preparation events that require extensive knowledge of current events to dramatic and humorous interpretation, which challenge students to find powerful moments in literature and recreate them for an audience." - National Speech and Debate Association. The following articles and research on the benefits of speech and debate are from the National Speech and Debate Association, National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and other organizations. For more click here.