This speech, performance and debate team offers a high-quality learning opportunity. Our team competes from September-April, travels to two or three tournaments a semester, and OCC covers the cost of judging, registration and etc. Undergraduate students in good academic standing can compete in one or more events (Informative Speaking, Poetry, Dramatic Interpretation, Parliamentary Debate and more), earn college credit for their work, and may even be eligible for scholarship money.
Congratulations to the OCC Forensic Team for all their successes! In 2020-2021, OCC students had many shining moments, and they even earned a 2nd place team trophy for the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League Novice State Championships! You can join us too, and you will certainly benefit. As Inc. Magazine says, “Public Speaking is No Longer a ‘Soft Skill.’ It’s Your Key to Success in Any Field." So, any improvement in your public speaking skills will support your success in college and beyond!
Coaching has started, and with the right planning, you could be prepared and shine too! Remote sessions are available, and tournament observers are welcome.
Our next tournament will be a virtual event hosted by OCC on Saturday, October 2nd. Performance categories will include: Informative Speaking, Prose Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Impromptu Speaking. There will also be FREE workshops taught by instructors from many different colleges.
To set up a coaching appointment, email Ms. Bennett.