School of Communication

Speech Team

The Northwestern University Speech Team is sponsored by the School of Communication. Through the forum of public speaking, students learn to communicate effectively in a competitive environment that stresses logic, quick thinking, breadth of knowledge, and ultimately, persuasion.

Eligibility is open to any NU undergrad—regardless of major. No prior experience is necessary.

Tournament events range from informative and impromptu speaking to the oral interpretation of literature. The team competes weekly and there is no mandatory level of participation. The season culminates with two national tournaments in which hundreds of the nations best public speakers compete. Recently, Northwestern University brought home national championships in both Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking.

For more information contact Ryan Lauth at r-lauth@northwestern.edu.


For more information on the Northwestern University High School Invitational please visit the calendar at speechwire.com.

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Speech Team

The Northwestern University Speech Team is sponsored by the School of Communication. Through the forum of public speaking, students learn to communicate effectively in a competitive environment that stresses logic, quick thinking, breadth of knowledge, and ultimately, persuasion.

Eligibility is open to any NU undergrad—regardless of major. No prior experience is necessary.

Tournament events range from informative and impromptu speaking to the oral interpretation of literature. The team competes weekly and there is no mandatory level of participation. The season culminates with two national tournaments in which hundreds of the nations best public speakers compete. Recently, Northwestern University brought home national championships in both Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking.

For more information contact Ryan Lauth at r-lauth@northwestern.edu.


For more information on the Northwestern University High School Invitational please visit the calendar at speechwire.com.