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The University of Kentucky Debate team looks forward to sharing our speech and debate expertise with students looking to learn the art of public speaking. Our program is perfect for students looking to learn and practice the critical skills of logical thinking, confidence when speaking in front of others, and the ability to think quickly on your feet in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.


Public speaking is a critically important skill for almost every profession in today's world, yet many people harbor a fear of speaking in front of others.  Speaking in front of others is often ranked near the top of many people's lists of most-feared activities.  It doesn't have to be that way!


Public speaking doesn't have to be scary or intimidating, and like the common saying goes, practice does absolutely make perfect!  Our Public Speaking program is designed to break down the barriers to speaking in front of others through a variety of structured activities that build baseline fundamental logical and rhetorical skills in addition to practicing speaking in a public setting.