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Speech

Participating in speech competitions helps you develop solid public speaking and critical thinking skills while building long-lasting friendships with fellow teammates. It's an exciting and enriching complement to your academic work at Simpson.


We welcome students of all experience levels (including no experience) and abilities. All you need is a desire to learn new things and challenge yourself in new ways. Participation in speech at Simpson will require a commitment of time to hone your craft and become a better public speaker.

Individual competitive events offered at Simpson include:

  • Dramatic Interpretation
  • Dramatic Duo
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Program of Oral Interpretation
  • Impromptu
  • Persuasive
  • Informative
  • After Dinner
  • Extemporaneous
  • Communication Analysis
  • Duo Improv
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Ted Talks
  • Editorial Impromptu
  • Professional Interview
  • Audition Monologue
  • PowerPoint Presentation

Planned events for 2018-19 include:

  • Multiple IE competitions across the country
  • Pi Kappa Delta Nationals in New York City
  • Public Communication Speech & Debate League (PCSDL) National Tournament