Public Speaking and Debate

Valliant, Doris
December 2004
Theater, Speech, & Dance: Expressing Your Talents;2004, p46
Book Chapter
This article focuses on public speaking skills. Forensics is the art of argumentation. Forensics speakers present persuasive cases, whether in a courtroom or a debate. A forensics team takes part in public speaking and debate competitions, gathering information about current issues and arguing a position as a speech or debate team. Many schools belong to the National Forensic League (NFL), one of the oldest and largest educational speech and debate organizations. The NFL sponsors public speaking and debate tournaments at regional, state, and national levels. INSETS: What Makes a Good Speech?;Parliamentary Procedure at Student Congresses.


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