Intro to Forensics Speech Competition


“Forensics” is a word that may be very unfamiliar because it’s very rarely used outside the context of middle and high school.

This unfamiliarity is precisely why we’re currently trying to encourage parents and kids alike to get involved, starting by introducing it to you! Forensics is a speech club. Some of you may have heard of Forensic science (involving dead bodies), and that’s not what this is.

Students have the opportunity to participate in various “events,” creating original speeches, giving heartfelt presentations of other famous works, or tackling intense debates about a variety of topics. In essence, it’s the place for your child to test how well they can handle themselves in the public sphere. 

Colleges are always eager to see applicants that will not shy away from a public setting. In fact, they want leaders and achievers, and forensics will transform your child into both.

The workshop is scheduled for May 15th, 7:30-9 pm EDT.

Please click here to register.

About the speaker:


Prof. Rinehart has been a Special Lecturer at Oakland University since 2007 where he teaches Communication, Wellness & Health Promotion and presentation-based classes.  He ran the Oakland University Speech Team for seven years from 2012 until 2019.  Charlie is the current President on the board of Michigan Speech Coaches Inc. and has been coaching speech and acting for over twenty years.  He has been an active service member within the Michigan high school forensics (competitive acting and speech) and debate community since the year 2000, coaching for a dozen years and serving the community on the governing council.  In 2015, Charlie served as the TEDx Speech Coach for Oakland University and continues to take on this role when it serves the university.  In addition to his time at Oakland University, Charlie does freelance work as a corporate speech presentation coach assisting with presentations, individual communication growth and research trends.



Start Time

7:30 pm

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Finish Time

9:00 pm

Saturday, May 15, 2021


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