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July 22 - July 28 ($575)

Speech Camp

From college applications and internships, to job interviews and casual conversations, communications skills are paramount to success. Whether you love being center stage and already have experience in public speaking or you prefer to stay behind the scenes and feel ill at the thought of an audience, this camp is perfect for you. This camp places a special emphasis on the importance of both character and critical thinking in communication. Packed full of practical instruction and personal coaching, this camp will help students step outside of their comfort zone and develop the ability to:

  • Think quickly on their feet
  • Create phenomenal first impressions
  • Formulate clear responses to difficult questions
  • Captivate and convince their audience
  • Increase influence
  • Communicate with confidence and poise under pressure

This camp is for any student who wants to increase their influence as an articulate leader. Students can expect to practice all principles taught through personalized coaching, drills, games, and friendly competition.

There are no prerequisites required to attend this camp. Camp material is revamped each year, so returning students are welcome and can expect new lessons and activities to take their communication to the next level! The objective of this camp is for all students to leave with an ignited passion for communication and a solid foundation for how to successfully develop the logical premises of their position.

Cost is $575. Registration closes July 18.

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Instructors: Zachary and Natalia Rosa

Zachary Rosa is the co-founder of Compono. He is an alumnus of Patrick Henry College and has coached hundreds of students in the art of effective communication over the past seven years. He is the 2013 NCFCA National Illustrated Oratory Champion, has spoken to crowds of over two thousand, and earned over 100 titles in competitive speech and debate. Zachary has a passion for leadership and believes that a great leader is not labeled by his ability to attain followers, but rather by his relentless pursuit to transform followers into leaders.


Natalia Rosa has instructed speech and debate for eight years, is the editor of The NCFCA Comprehensive Guide to Speech and holds a degree in Christian Leadership. Natalia has spoken on television and the radio in Mexico and in the U.S., and has spoken to crowds of up to a thousand. She has taught leadership and life skills classes at a public middle school and has also trained rising leaders in one of America’s Fortune 500 companies. Natalia experienced incredible growth in her own life as a result of speech/debate training and is passionate about passing on her love for communication to others.


Compono is a consulting firm comprised of speakers, educational resource developers, and project managers committed to increasing the effectiveness of youth programs by keeping a close check on what motivates and engages the new generation.

Zachary Rosa

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