Business Communication

Program Overview

In the fast-paced business world, future entrepreneurs are challenged more than ever to communicate effectively. Whether it is selling a product, making presentations to prospective clients, pitching ideas to their board or seeking business investors, our future entrepreneurs need to present themselves in a positive light.

Focusing on empowering tomorrow’s business leaders, the Capitol Debate Business Communication program is a distinct and innovative, two-week camp aimed at providing students the unique opportunity to improve their presentation skills and polish their delivery. Our two-week program will provide students with the proper mindset, skillset, toolset and critical communication skills needed for success in today’s busy business world.

To this end, we offer a wide range of structured experiences designed to: build trust, facilitate effective communication; promote wellness, self-respect, tolerance, and personal insight. Our Youth Leadership Program is filled with distinctive experiences, hands-on exercises, interactive lectures and workshops designed to bring these concepts to life. Our students learn to work together to develop and inspire effective change in their own lives, their communities and the lives of those around them.

    Rest assured that students will get top-notch instruction with the Capitol Debate Guarantee:

  • Low faculty to student ratio – Capitol Debate firmly believes in individualized instruction, which can only happen with small class sizes.
  • Personalized Instruction – Capitol Debate instructors give students hands-on instruction with writing, speaking and organizing. After each presentation, instructors give students lengthy feedback to help them improve their skills.
  • Senior faculty oversee all classes – Unlike other academic camps, Capitol Debate’s instructors have an average of 15 to 30 years of pedagogical experience in the classroom.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice – We make sure students are not just sitting in lectures, but instead are getting up and speaking every day and applying the lessons learned in a small group setting.

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The Capitol Debate Business Communication Program will introduce campers to techniques specifically designed to identify, nurture and strengthen the entrepreneur which reside within them. We will share the most current and effective business communication skills being used today and prepare them for the real-world work and life environments in which they will soon find themselves.

Our goal is to educate, arm and develop business leaders to become responsible citizens and contributing members of their communities and to foster relationships among students from different ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

  • Developing a Sales Pitch
  • Producing Business PowerPoint Presentations
  • Problem solving skills
  • Teamwork and team building skills
  • Confidence building techniques
  • Public Speaking skills
  • Goal setting
  • Persuasion
  • Decision making skills
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Stimulate idea development
  • Self expression

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Practice & Applications

TThe most effective way to implement new ideas, concepts and strategies into a student’s life is to put them into practice immediately. We realize that our campers are being lectured during the entire school year. Our goal is for campers to have a transformational experience and The Capitol Debate Business Communication Camp accomplishes this through exciting, hands-on exercises, fun team-building exercises and distinct, interactive experiences designed to promote growth and enjoyment. Afterall, it is summer camp, not summer school.

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Sample Schedule

Here is a sample daily schedule for our overnight and commuter camps:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Overnight Campers
    rise and shine! We offer an expansive breakfast in the campus dining hall, which includes eggs, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, yogurt and fruit.
  • 8:30 a.m. – Commuters arrive
    and sign in at designated location.
  • 8:45 a.m. – Morning Announcements
    and review of activities for the day.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Skill lessons
    (ex: Defining Business Communication)
    Students brainstorm for a list of who they believe are leaders. They then analyze and discuss what are the common characteristics amongst them.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Small group exercises
    (ex: self identification)
    students identify their entrepreneurial leaders amongst their peers. This activity is followed by identifying why they believe such students to be leaders and what characteristics they appear to have in common.
  • 11:00 a.m. – Elective Course
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
    in campus dining hall for overnight students and commuters.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Lab time
    Hands-on instruction in goal setting, prioritizing and identifying values.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Free time
    Join a game of basketball, swim, shoot pool, play foosball, soccer, video games, frisbee or watch TV on the big screen!
  • 5:00 p.m. – Dinner
    Buffet dinner for overnight students and commuters.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Office Hours
    Student’s will be able to go back in the classroom to work on their assignments or skills they may need additional assistance with. It’s a great opportunity for students to work individually with the camp staff.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Commuters Depart
  • 8:00 p.m. – Activities
    in dorm, ice cream socials, movies, and games.
  • 10:00 p.m. – Room check and curfew.

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University of Michigan
June 30 – July 12, 2018

The University of Michigan is a top tier Public University located in Ann Arbor. It is ranked #27 overall and #4 among Public Universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. Our two-week program will provide students with the proper mindset, skillset, toolset and critical communication skills needed for success in today’s busy business world.
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Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the below schedule for applicable credit to your account.
    Camp cancellation credit timetable:
  • After May 1 | 85% credit
  • 30 - 22 days before start date | 70% credit
  • 21 - 8 days before start date | 60% credit
  • 7 - 4 days before start date | 50% credit
  • 3 - 1 day before start date | 25% credit
  • No Show | 0 credit
    Other programs cancellation credit timetable:
  • Two weeks before program start | 100% credit
  • Within two weeks before program start | 50% credit
  • Day of or No Show | 0% credit

  • For more information about Capitol Debate’s policies, terms and conditions of registration, please see our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.
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