speech and debate resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Experienced in keeping fans interested during lulls with comedic performances. Desire to connect on personal level with individuals through photo sessions, meet-and-greets and charity events. Eager to apply expertise to challenging new role with opportunity to make positive impact and support organizational objectives. An upbeat and hardworking woman bringing 5-year record in public entertainment and strong desire to satisfy fans with fun routines. Adept at planning new dances, cheers and fan interactions that drive engagement and promote brand loyalty. Successful in connecting with people of all backgrounds. Confident Performer with positive personality and dedication to entertaining others. Reliable, efficient and talented in performance and singing . Well-trained in public speaking with extensive knowledge of humorous acting.

Professional Public Speaker proudly promoting ability to deliver presentations with undeniable skill. Smart, sharp and highly educated. Great at writing and reviewing speeches with outstanding knowledge of how to make an audience comfortable .

  • Adept in standardized speech tests
  • Speech and language screenings
  • Messaging and speechwriting
  • Leadership messaging and speechwriting
  • Communication and presentation
  • File and records maintenance
  • Building trust and rapport
  • Command and control
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Handling sensitive information
  • Team building and relationships
  • Creative
  • Charismatic
  • Poised
  • Planning and coordination
  • Customer service
  • Communications
  • Confidence
  • Sight reading
  • Performing with choirs
  • Vast singing range
  • Projecting vocally
  • Solo performances
  • Good manual dexterity
08/2016 to 07/2020 Speech and Debate Ross Education, Llc | Kalamazoo, MI,
  • Consulted, evaluated and diagnosed communication and cognitive-communication deficits and dysphagia.
  • Acted for entertainment firm in various roles particularly for children, including princess, superhero, pirate and fairy and sang, danced, modeled and improvised.
  • Entertained children in public performances, hosted dance parties, toured guests through event attractions, dressed in character costumes and delighted children with arts and crafts projects.
  • Entertained guests while simultaneously arranging and improvising popular music based on audience reactions.
  • Rehearsed for 8 months without single absence and performed in 4 showings of the musical Les Mis.
  • Collaborated with cast members to execute over 3 perfect play performances.
  • Performed 50+ 1 woman shows each year with the Bentonville Forensics and Debate team.1
  • Studied scripts and rehearsed roles for multiple plays each year.
  • Worked closely with directors, fellow performers and writers to identify and perfect optimal performance techniques.
  • Rehearsed lines alone and with partners or teams to solidify top-notch delivery.
  • Used singing, dancing and musical instruments to enhance performances.
  • Applied expertise in body movements, gestures and different forms of speech to engage audience members and drive engagement.
06/2018 to 05/2020 Choir Member Bentonville Highschool Chamber Choir | City, STATE,
  • Memorized musical selections, routines and cues while singing acapella with accompaniments.
  • Performed as part of a choir in 100+ concerts over the last 4 years.
  • Performed songs with The Harry Potter Live Show in the choral genre.
  • Incorporated feedback from director to improve upon and add dimension to upcoming performances.
  • Entertained guests while simultaneously arranging and improvising popular music based on audience reactions.
  • Completed a tour performing in 6 cities during 20.
  • Sang solos for up to 600 audience members.
  • Fulfilled Alto to Soprano due to a wide singing range.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
08/2018 to 04/2020 Choir Officer Bentonville Highschool | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new choir opportunities.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
08/2019 to 12/2019 Student Aide Bentonville Highschool | City, STATE,
  • Coded data for electronic data processing and manually entered paperwork such as ballots.
  • Sorted and shelved books to help manage materials and free up time for more important work.
  • Supports classroom teachers by handling clerical work such as managing files, preparing materials and updating records.
  • Kept audio-visual supplies and equipment organized and ready for classroom use.
  • Assisted instructional staff with implementing lessons and activities for full classes and small groups.
  • Operated office equipment frequently, including keypunches, sorters and collators.
  • Marked homework assignments, tests and special projects.
  • Modeled and taught basic and advanced social skills, conflict management techniques and study approaches to students.
  • Assisted teachers with instruction and provided clerical support for diverse needs.
  • Helped students master learning concepts through one-on-one and small group tutoring.
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans.
  • Cleaned and organized classrooms, materials, and supplies for maximum efficiency.
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and tournaments to supervise, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Distributed and collected tests and homework to collate and prepare for grading.
  • Straightened classroom, placing books back on shelves and cleaned to keep areas well-maintained and organized.
  • Distributed classroom materials and supplies such as pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Drove social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development through age-appropriate enrichment activities.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2020 to to High School Diploma | Bentonville High School, Bentonville, AR GPA:
Expected in 05/2022 to to Associate of Arts | Communications North West Arkansas Community College , Bentonville , AR GPA:

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School Attended

  • Bentonville High School
  • North West Arkansas Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Speech and Debate
  • Choir Member
  • Choir Officer
  • Student Aide


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Arts

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