Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Ages 9-10, 11-14, 14-17

Public Speaking

Public Speaking: Persuasive (Sep – Dec)

Articulate arguments clearly and cohesively! Continuous practice of loudness, body language, and eye contact helps to persuade an audience.  Small class sizes and detailed feedback from professional coaches promotes academic growth.  We record the final speeches to show your child’s progress. Max of 12 students.

Public Speaking: Impromptu (Jan – Mar)

What is crucial to success in school and personal life? Good communication! Impromptu Speech teaches skills critical to speaking on the spot. Students learn to manage anxiety, present themselves with confidence, organize concepts quickly, and speak effectively. With small classes of 12 students and weekly practice, students gain confidence and receive detailed feedback from professional coaches!

Public Speaking: Expository (Mar – May)

What is crucial to success in school and beyond? Good communication! Expository drills the essentials of clear, effective communication. Students create a speech on a topic of their choice and learn to manage nervousness, develop research/organizational skills, and communicate effectively. Most importantly, students gain confidence. Detailed feedback. Professional coaches! Final speeches will be recorded.

Public Speaking: Creative Interpretation (Jun – Aug)

What is crucial to success? Good communication! Creative Interpretation explores literature and characters through speech. Students improve analytical/organizational skills while learning how to speak effectively, use nonverbal communication, and overcome public speaking anxiety. Course features a fun, confidence-building curriculum. Detailed feedback, professional coaches!

Junior Speakers

Ages 5-6, 7-8

Junior Speakers

Junior Speakers: Improv (Sep – Dec)

Enhance your child’s public speaking! In Improv, students learn to be expressive, use eye contact, gain vocal confidence, and deliver nonverbal communication through gestures and body language.  Through our curriculum, students will convey personality and poise on the spot. With small class sizes, experienced instructors focus on each student. Students practice individual and group performances weekly and give a final presentation at the last class. Max of 12 students.

Junior Speakers: Reader’s Theater (Jan – Mar)

Boost your child’s public speaking delivery! With an emphasis on voice, Reader’s Theater teaches students vocal expression, proper pitch, tone, pace, and volume to connect to their audience. Students practice this expressive storytelling in weekly speeches and activities, and wrap-up the class with a final presentation.

Junior Speakers: Storytelling (Mar – May)

Improve your child’s vocal delivery through storytelling! This course helps your child develop effective vocal variation, appropriate pitch, volume, and pace through creating and reciting their own story. This activity-based class incorporates continuous practice to encourage your child to become a confident and engaging speaker! Small class size and ongoing feedback from experienced instructors!

Junior Speakers: Confident Self (Jun – Aug)

Want your child to be an effective class participant and successful public speaker? Confidence is the key! Confident Self provides opportunities for students to understand and integrate manners in their daily interactions. While developing an excellent foundation for public speaking, students learn how to connect to others, recognize polite and impolite behavior, practice positive actions and a positive attitude, and become good audience members. As students engage in fun activities that exercise their manners, they discover how to be a better friend and a model student in the classroom. Small class, detailed feedback, and professional coaches!