Our summer 2017 schedule is now available and registration is open!
Public Speaking | Advanced
SNFI is proud to share our 26 years of speech & debate education expertise with students looking to learn the art of public speaking! Our Public Speaking Camps are perfect for students looking to learn and practice the critical skills of logical thinking, confidence when speaking in front of others, and the ability to think quickly on your feet in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.
Our Advanced Public Speaking program is designed for students that have prior experience with public speaking.
2017 Public Speaking | Advanced Staff Members Include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed and as we have complete biographic information available. Staff listing may not be fully up to date or reflect all hires to date.
2016 Public Speaking | Advanced Staff Members Included:
Orion is an attorney, college professor and debate coach. Orion is currently the Director of Forensics (Debate) at the University of San Francisco. In 2012, Orion began teaching college Public Speaking courses at San Francisco State University and now regularly teaches public speaking at every major college in San Francisco. In addition, Orion taught several sections of High School public speaking while coaching debate at St. Vincent de Paul High School, and has taught at workshops for the Bay Area Urban Debate League.
In 2015, Orion began assisting the debate team at University of San Francisco and became the Director of Forensics at the University of San Francisco in January 2016. Orion is currently a member of the TriForce Debate Cooperative, sharing coaching resources between SFSU, CCSF and USF. In the Fall of 2013, Orion became the varsity travel team coach for the Bay Area Urban Debate League and asssumed assistant coaching duties at San Francisco State University. In the Fall of 2011, Orion became an argumentation coach at St. Vincent de Paul High School and qualified a team to the Tournament of Champions for the first time. Orion was an assistant debate coach and graduate student for California State University at Fullerton from 2009-2011. Orion worked as an assistant debate coach at the University of Redlands and at San Francisco State University while in Law School from 2005-2008.
While in law school at UC Hastings, Orion participated as a member (and coach) of the moot court team, winning awards for his rebuttal speeches in Maritime Law. In college, Orion participated in policy debate at the University of Redlands for 4 years, finishing as a quarter-finalist at the 2004 NDT and as a quarter-finalist and the 16th individual speaker at the 2005 NDT. Orion participated in policy debate for 3 years at Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, and attended the Tournament of Champions.