Speech and Debate helps inspire INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, AND EDUCATION in any person willing to put in the time. SCVi’s Speech and Debate helps learners focus on the ability to communicate effectively in his or her academic, business, and social life.
Coach Iain Lampert is one of the most acclaimed Speech and Debate coaches in California. He holds the title of “Outstanding Distinction” from the National Speech and Debate Association, and serves as Chair of the West Los Angeles District Committee. He has coached State semifinalists, finalists, and champions, as well as National finalists, at both the middle and high school levels.
Learners study for seventeen separate public speaking competitive events, including interpretation (which involves dramatic and comedic acting), platform (which requires writing and memorizing well-researched issues of social importance), and spontaneous speaking (where competitors deliver speeches with very limited preparation time).
Tournaments are often held on Saturdays and Sundays. Iain firmly believes in the importance of being a confident and clear communicator, and is grateful for the opportunities he’s been given to spread the joys of public speaking and acting to so many students.
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