Believe it or not but public speaking is one of the most important skills that we teach.  Public speaking is so important that it could be the deciding factor in many things including college interviews, job interviews, career development, personal growth, business growth and in building relationships with friends and family.

As we develop the soul, mind and body we need to make sure that our young men develop the ability to confidently speak in public.  We often hear that “You can always tell a Brother Rice student because they just seem more confident and mature”.  We attribute a lot of this to the speech department and their commitment to Academic Excellence in the Catholic Tradition.

Public speaking will improve communication skills, leadership skills, self confidence and the ability to read and understand people. There are multiple other skills that our student will learn in our speech classes that can actually boost their performance and fulfilment in other areas of their life.  Many of our successful graduates in law and politics got their start in our speech, debate and forensics classes.  We also provide very successful academic teams to compete that compete in Debate and Forensics competitions both locally and nationally.


Adam Walentowicz
BS (Eastern Michigan)
(248) 833-2282