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Additional Support Services

The Speech and Debate Program offers several forms of support for students, faculty and staff. In class or office workshops include:

  • Interview and "Ignite" coaching in collaboration with the Career Center
  • Communication Apprehension: Taming Speech Fright
  • Turning a Paper into a Presentation
  • Communication Based Collaborative Learning: Making the Most of Seminar Classrooms
  • Constructive Conflict: Making Gains out of Disagreements
  • Speaking Security: Social Construction and Securitization Theory
  • Ethical Persuasion: Responsible Advocacy
  • Debate in the Classroom: Winning without Losing Friends
  • 8 Competencies of Public Speaking
  • Critical Listening: Assumptions, Manipulation, and Truth Seeking


The Speech and Debate Program also offers individualized communication coaching. Whether you're an event planner with student speakers or you're delivering a graded speech, our one-on-one coaching can help you seize the moment and shine. Those interested in receiving individualized coaching should contact Sarah Hinkle.

Speech and Debate House
1001 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 389-6357