Student Group Helps Boost Classroom Presentation Skills

By Dr. Paula Youra ~ Guest Writer

Effectively delivering information to classrooms is a learned skill. Nobody is born with this skill, but anyone can easily learn how to acquire it. The Lynchburg Debate & Forensics Society helps students with the dreaded, but inevitable, classroom presentation. 

You might be aware that the Lynchburg Debate & Forensics Society has an award winning competitive team on campus. You might even know that this team has dominated collegiate debate and public speaking tournaments for the last ten years. But did you know that the team and coaches can help you transform your next classroom presentation from average to amazing?

We can help you with your speech design (what you want to say), the connection to your audience (how best to present to your peers and professor), and your delivery (how to reduce speech anxiety).

The Lynchburg Debate & Forensics Society meets every Wednesday on campus from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Just contact one of the team captains to get more information or see our schedule on Moodle with this simple self-enrollment:

1. Log in to Moodle 2 (http://moodle.lynchburg.edu). 

2. On the main page, find the link at the bottom middle of the page, “List of self-enroll courses,” and click it. 

3. On the next page, find and click on the link to the U of L Debate & Forensics Society

4. On the next page, enter the Enrollment key “wedebate” (lower case, no quotes), and click the “Enroll me” button. 

5. You now can see all of our meetings and activities, but you are not required to join the group. You will not have to enter the enrollment key the next time you visit our Moodle page. The course link will show up in your “My U of L Moodle Courses” list on the main page under the “Self-Enroll Courses” category.

For more information about the Debate and Forensics team email any of our team members below:

Fall 2022 Debate Captain: Tori Rogers     Fall 2022 Forensics Captain: Rheanna Weeks
rogersv558@lynchburg.edu                      weeksr698@lynchburg.edu
                                       


Assistant Coach: Rhiannon Cire
cire_m@lynchburg.edu

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Assistant Debate Coach: Dr. John Angelis
angelis_j@lynchburg.edu

          
Faculty Adviser & Coach: Dr. Paula Youra
youra@lynchburg.edu    

  • Membership

Membership in the society is open to any registered University of Lynchburg student. If you know of someone who would like to join, send them these simple instructions.

How to enroll yourself into U of L Debate & Forensics Society on Moodle.

 1. Log in to Moodle 2 (http://moodle.lynchburg.edu). 

2. On the main page, find the link at the bottom middle of page, “List of self-enroll courses,” and click it. 

3. On the next page, find and click on the link to the U of L Debate & Forensics Society

4. On the next page, enter the Enrollment key “wedebate” (lower case, no quotes), and click the “Enrol me” button. 

5. You are now in the course. You will not have to enter the enrollment key the next time you visit the course. The course link will show up in your “My U of L Moodle Courses” list on the main page under the “Self-Enroll Courses” category.

These skills include:

*Become skilled at presenting
*Get help & support from the team & coaches
*Travel with the team to exotic places like West Virginia and Maryland 🙂
*Get 3 hours of credit or simply join in for fun
*Represent the University on a Award Winning Team
*Debate & Forensics is for EVERY Lynchburg student, not just COMM Studies

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