Oratory Odyssey

Debate and Public Speaking Intensive

An informed and confident speaker has power and influence.  If you want people to take your ideas seriously, you must first master the art of "persuasive speaking."  Learn how to alleviate anxiety and say goodbye to "stage fright" in this workshop that combines the flare of public speaking with the tact of debate.  This workshop will give you the opportunity to develop basic public speaking skills. Over the course of the week, we shall examine qualities of great public speakers and focus on writing and presenting great speeches for a variety of situations so that you can speak up and speak out with confidence.

This workshop focuses on:

  • Cultivating skills needed for public speaking such as pronunciation, rhetoric, and pace
  • Building confidence
  • Examining qualities of what makes speakers and speeches effective
  • Writing and presenting original speeches or presentations
  • Learning how to make the most persuasive arguments, as well as be able to effectively see and argue both sides of any subject or topic

Oratory Odyssey Schedule 2024

Week 4 July 22-25

Ages 15-17

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Camp Fee 

Regular Registration Fee: $369* 

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