Speech and Debate 202 - Becoming a Master Communicator, Part 2 Of 2

The second 8-week course where students learn the skills required to become an outstanding speaker. They learn the skills required to strongly affect people’s feelings and beliefs; by the final class each student delivers a powerful speech.
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80 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Learn the skills great speakers use to deliver a powerful speech.
Practice sessions for each student - culminating with the ability to deliver a powerful speech.
How to listen effectively - with feedback on how well students listen to other students' speeches/debates.
How to give an effective rebuttal of opponent's arguments in a debate - with practice sessions.
Students will be required to spend time in-between sessions researching and preparing for their numerous speech and debate assignments.  They will be taught during class how to best prepare during these times.
Students should bring paper and a pen/pencil.  Also, 3x5 or 4x6 index cards!  They should also bring index cards to all classes if possible, starting with the first session.  They are welcome to have a separate tablet or computer with their research, but it is not required. In-between sessions, they will want to utilize a computer to research information for their upcoming speech or debate.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
In every class, students will be told in specific detail what they did well (and what to improve) after their speech or debate exercise.  Over the last three weeks, they will be given extreme details on the enhancements required for their final speech in the class.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


David Sanches, Stanford MBAStanford MBA - Teacher and High School Speech Club Lead Advisor
221 total reviews
182 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is David (aka Coach David Anthony).  I am a Certified Teacher with a Masters Degree from Stanford University and an Honors Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern California.

I am excited to join your Outschooler on a journey... 
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