Description: Rediscover rhetoric. Inspire confidence. Effective communication is a vital tool in almost every area of life, from learning in school, to creating friendships, to building a career. Public speaking remains the number one fear in the United States. At Rose Debate Institute, we believe that practicing effective communication deserves as much investment as any activity. In a public speaking program, students will have fun: growing in confidence, practicing peer-to-peer communication and the art of conversation, thinking critically, speaking persuasively and studying speech writing and the practice of rhetoric.