Forensics and speech classes prepare students for communication opportunities and experiences through tournaments and contests. Speech is offered to Middle and Upper School students to practice and perfect their performances.

Brownell Talbot's Speech program is repeatedly one of the best in the state, regardless of class. The Upper School Yakking Raiders speech team has placed as either state champion or runner up for 10 years running, earning the championship title in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The team has been Conference Champion 11 of the past 12 years and District Champion 13 of the past 14 years.