This textbook is an introductory course in Speech Communications with an emphasis in competitive speaking events. This course will explore the history of forensics and study the qualities of a master orator through the use of videos, worksheets, and interactive widgets. Special attention is placed on the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in rhetoric and oratory. Finally, students will incorporate all learned speaking qualities into three categories of competition: Interpretive Events, Original Events, and Impromptu. Through a basic study of forensics and forensic competition, students will be able to effectively expand their communication skills, overcome anxiety, and gain insight into the dedicated and scientific field of Speech.