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"All I can say is WOW! I was so impressed with every aspect -- the kids, the speeches,
the way the meetings are organized, the whole thing is totally superb. Bravo!" 

Erica Stearns, Parent


Confidence.

Technique.

Responsibility.

Leadership.

Organization.

Thinking.

Friendship.

Learn more about Speakers League 

Speakers League

Our Speakers League youth public speaking clubs are a fun, supportive environment where kids can become more comfortable and confident with public speaking. Members have opportunities for impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and constructive evaluation.

Recommended for children ages 10-17, though capable younger children may also join on a provisional basis (click here for guidelines). Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.

Club Locations
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McKinney (Homeschool club)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm
First Baptist Church of McKinney, 1615 W Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069

Frisco
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 4:30pm-6pm
Preston Ridge Baptist Church, 5849 Hillcrest Rd, Frisco, TX 75035

Coppell (Homeschool club)
1st & 3rd Thursdays 1:30pm-3:00pm
Location TBA in July
(probably Episcopal Church of the Apostles, or Rejoice Lutheran)

Click here for more information about Speakers League.




 


"Thanks for starting and building Speaker's League and Debate League. Hands down the best homeschooling education my boys had." 

Patty Biner, Parent


Skill Builders Speakers League
Created for kids who need a little extra time or assistance. 

Learn more about Skill Builders 


Skill Builders Speakers League

Skill Builders clubs open the world of Speakers League to younger children and those who need a little extra time or assistance to master the speaking and leadership skills learned through Speakers League. With a modified Speakers League format, Skill Builders uses simpler materials, “how-to” sessions, necessary breaks, games, and object lessons that help to build comfort with public speaking.

Recommended for younger children (beginning around age 6), but also for older kids (up to age 17) who may be especially shy or have special needs. Must meet our Skill Builders readiness guidelines. Parent-participation may be required. Max age 17. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.

Club Locations
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McKinney (mornings)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30am-11:00am
First Baptist Church of McKinney, 1615 W Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069

Carrollton (afternoons)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 3:30pm-5pm
FUMC Carrollton, 2201 E Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010

Click here for more information about Skill Builders.

 


"Every session, my sons enjoyed stepping into a comfortable arena at Skill Builders where they developed not only public speaking skills but confidence in themselves."

Beverly R., Parent


Research deeply. Think critically. Communicate persuasively.

Learn more about Debate League 

Debate League

In our camps, workshops, and clubs, we use debate sparring, games, activities, and individual and team debates to learn the relevant skills for Public Forum debate (a style focused on current national events). This includes examining propositions, determining the issues at play, structuring cases and rebuttals, learning about effective cross-examination, conducting evidence research, summarizing the state of a debate, learning how to identify and combat logical fallacies, and understanding the elements of judging. 

Debate sparring sessions are short, fun, and easy singles or pairs debates on topics that don't require deep research, e.g., cats vs. dogs, laces vs. velcro, Whataburger vs. In-N-Out, etc. 

Lots of fun and engaging activities like these will be used to help instill skills like speaking clearly, note-taking (referred to as flowing), thinking on your feet, organizing your thoughts, being creative and adapting, and determining what is relevant in material. While all portions of a Public Forum debate will be covered, the emphasis will be put on structuring a case, known as the “Constructive,” and the "Rebuttal" (the response to the opponents's case. 

Recommended for ages 10-16. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.

Club Locations
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Carrollton (Homeschool club)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 1:30pm-3pm
FUMC Carrollton, 2201 E Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010

Grapevine
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 4:30pm-6pm
Location TBA in July

Click here for more information about Debate League.

 


"Debate really opened the world to my son this year.  It challenged him to substantiate his claims, learn how to research a topic, see the advantages and disadvantages of both sides of an argument, and get up and debate." 

Ayala Socol, Parent


Build confidence and learn skills in
a supportive environment.

Learn more about Workshops 

Workshops

Learn new skills related to speech and debate through one of our workshops. Current and past workshops have included:

Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Public Forum Debate

Creating a TED Talk
How to Use a Teleprompter

Some workshops available for adults as well as children. Click here to learn more.


 


"Thinking on your feet and actually expressing yourself in a organized, sincere, passionate and charismatic way are important skills that all adults should have but so few do. It is a joy to see these attributes being developed in our children within the encouraging environment [of these trainings]." 

Michelle Lee, Parent


One-on-one
or small group coaching. 

Learn more about private coaching 


One-on-one
and small group coaching


  • Do you have a presentation coming up that you want to get feedback on?
  • Do you need someone to provide feedback on, or tighten up, your debate constructive or blocks?
  • Do you need a hand with writing your speech, or editing it?

We offer one-on-one coaching, editing, and writing, to help you shine. We can meet via Skype, FaceTime, email, or in person.

Available for adults as well as children.

Click here to learn more.

 

Did you know . . . ?

RSREducation.com is part of Ready Set Resources, a homeschool-family-run endeavor, that began when our son was only one year old. At that time, we created our Bright and Ready activity idea cards. When our son was 10 (and our daughter, 7), he expressed an interest in public speaking, so (as we homeschoolers tend to do when there are no offerings of that sort) we started our own homeschool public speaking club, in 2008. The first club is still in operation and we've opened new clubs over the years so other children can learn this great skill.
There was so much enthusiasm from families that we wanted to share what worked, so we eventually rolled out our club method in an ebook. But what most excited us was the idea of a network of clubs that could have events together and support children around the world. That's why, in 2011, we created the Speakers League organization. Now there are clubs popping up all over the world and we've held three  annual conferences in Los Angeles, in June 2016, 2017, and 2018, Annual conferences in the Dallas area will begin in 2019.
We are in development on Debate League and Skill Builders club curricula, and hope to start offering those materials to people who want to start these kinds of clubs soon.
So, the thing to know is, if you join one of the clubs on this website, you are joining a headquarters club for the whole shebang! 





 

 

 

 

Speakers League

Our Speakers League youth public speaking clubs are a fun, supportive environment where you can become more comfortable and confident with public speaking. Members have opportunities for impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and constructive evaluation.

Recommended for
ages 10-17, though capable younger children may also join on a provisional basis (click here for guidelines). Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.

Club Locations 
Join Mailing List for updates

McKinney

Frisco

Coppell

Click here for general information about Speakers League.

Skill Builders

Skill Builders Speakers League clubs open the world of Speakers League to younger children and those who need a little extra time or assistance to master the speaking and leadership skills learned through Speakers League. While still a similar structure to Speakers League, Skill Builders uses simpler materials, “how-to” sessions, necessary breaks, games, and object lessons that help to build comfort with public speaking.

Recommended for 
younger children (beginning around age 6), but also older kids (up to age 17) who may be especially shy or have special needs. 
Must meet our Skill Builders readiness guidelines. Parent-participation may be required. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.

Club Locations
Join Mailing List for updates

McKinney

Carrollton

Click here for general information about Skill Builders.

Debate League

Through camps, workshops, and clubs, students use debate sparring, games, activities, and individual and team debates to learn the relevant skills for Public Forum debate (a style focused on current events). This includes examining propositions, determining the issues at play, structuring cases and rebuttals, learning about effective cross-examination, conducting evidence research, summarizing the state of a debate, learning how to identify and combat logical fallacies, and understanding the elements of judging.

Recommended for
ages 10-16.

Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space.

Club Locations
Join Mailing List for Updates

Carrollton

Grapevine

Click here for general information about Debate League.

Workshops

Learn new skills related to public speaking through one of our workshops. Current and past workshops have included:

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Public Forum Debate
  • Creating a TED Talk
  • How to Use a Teleprompter

Some workshops available for adults as well as children. Click here to learn more.

One-on-One

Do you have a presentation coming up, or just want to sharpen your communication skills? We offer one-on-one coaching to help you shine. We can meet at your location, at ours, or online via Skype or FaceTime.

Available for adults as well as children. Click here to learn more.