Competitive Speech


he Competitive Speech program will prepare students to participate and be successful in speech events through a combination of instruction and practice debates. Students will learn how to improve skills such as: logic, organization and eloquence. This program will focus on Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking (Domestic & International), Original Oratory, Poetry, and more! More important than instruction, students will have the ability to debate and receive feedback from a number of experienced speech coaches. This will help students as they can work on the skills necessary to become successful speakers.

This program is appropriate for students of all ages, but especially rising 9th-12th graders.

Sample Schedule

9:30am-10:30am, Lecture on Body Language
10:30am-12pm, Researching Tips and Drills
12pm-1pm, Lunch
1pm-2pm, Lecture on Ethos, Pathos & Logos
2pm-3:30pm, Speaking Drills

2019 Dates

Week 1 – June 10 – 14
Week 2 – June 17 – 21
Week 3 – June 24 – 28

Times: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Registration & Tuition

Registration is not complete until an application and non-refundable deposit of $100 has been received.

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One Week – $500
Two Weeks – $850
Three Weeks – $1,150

Tuition includes quality instruction and materials that are unique to the Hurricane Debate Institute. Students will receive written assessments of their skills and areas for improvement. Students will also receive a t-shirt and certificate of completion. Lunch and snacks will be provided daily.

UM Discount: Employees of the University of Miami will receive a 10% discount

Sibling Discount: $50 discount for the 2nd sibling, $75 discount for the 3rd sibling (and onward)

Questions? Please call 305-281-2705 or email