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
(H
omeschool club)
(enrollment accepted year round)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm
September through May
First Baptist Church of McKinney
1615 W Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069
Click here to join

Irving Speakers League
(Afterschool
 club)
(enrollment accepted year round)
1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:30pm-9pm
September through May
Christ Church Irving
1750 E Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062. 
Click here to join

Coppell Wednesday
(Afterschool club)
(enrollment accepted year round)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm-8:30pm
September through May

Episcopal Church of the Apostles
322 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019 
Click here to join

Coppell Friday
(Afterschool club)
(enrollment accepted year round)
1st & 3rd Fridays, 7pm-8:30pm
September through May

Episcopal Church of the Apostles
322 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019
(Club currently full. Contact us to be added to the waiting list.)

Click here for more information about Speakers League.

"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

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

Patty Biner, Parent

Skill Builders
Speakers League

Skill Builders club (recommended for children ages 6-9) is a great place to begin learning public speaking skills.

We modify the more businesslike Speakers League format of impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and speech evaluations, by weaving in warm-up activities, learning games, and even a snack break, to provide a fun, individually-paced, progressively-challenging environment to learn public speaking skills and meeting management.

Children must meet our Skill Builders readiness guidelines. Parent-participation may be required. Max age 12. Enrollment accepted year-round, as long as there is space in the club.

Club Locations
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Irving Skill Builders
1st & 3rd Mondays, 6pm-7:30pm
Starting September 2019
Christ Church Irving
1750 E Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062. 
Click here to join

Coppell Skill Builders
1st & 3rd Fridays, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Episcopal Church of the Apostles
322 S. MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, TX 75019
(Club currently full. Contact us to be added to waiting list.)

Click here for more information about Skill Builders.

Debate League

In our clubs, camps, and workshops, we use debate sparring, games, activities, and individual and team debates to learn debate skills This includes examining resolutions/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 in the club.

Club Locations
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Irving Debate League 
2nd & 4th Mondays, 7pm-9pm
Starting September 2019
Christ Church Irving
1750 E Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062. 

Click here to join

Dallas Homeschool Debate League 
1st & 3rd Thursdays, 11am-1pm
Starting September 2019
K.B. Polk Recreation Center
6801 Roper St., Dallas, TX 75209 

Click here to join

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

Other Offerings

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Workshops

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

Introduction to Public Speaking
Intro to Debate
Creating a SLEDTalk*
How to Use a Teleprompter

Upcoming Workshops

Creating a TED-style Talk
Fall Session
Max. 10 participants, ages 12-17.
5:30pm-7pm
9 Monday sessions
Sept 9, 23; Oct 14, 28; Nov 11, 25, Dec 9; Jan 13, 27.
Presentations at last session
Christ Church Irving
1750 E Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062

$125
Click here to enroll

Creating a TED-style Talk
Spring Session
Max. 10 participants, ages 12-17.
5:30pm-7pm
9 Monday sessions
Feb 10, 24; Mar 9, 23, 30; Apr 13, 27; May 11; Jun 1.
Presentations at last session.
Christ Church Irving
1750 E Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062 

$125
Click here to enroll

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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? Could you use 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.​

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



About us . . .

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 four annual conferences in Los Angeles, in June 2016-2019. 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! 

 

Contact

Phone: 1-214-972-8046
Fax: 1-310-868-2891
Email: julia@readysetresources.com
PO Box 866092 Plano TX 75086