Public Speaking & Leadership Program
Effective Communication: the Answer to our Leadership Crisis
We face a leadership crisis. Technology has replaced interpersonal communication skills with a white noise of text on hand held screens and devices. The solution to this crisis is confident and competent communicators.
Communication is not optional; Speaking in front of others is inevitable
Whether you’re a student, chef, coach, or CEO, you'll have to speak publicly. Students give class presentations, chefs give directions, coaches instruct their teams, and CEOs head meetings. Some positions are more communication-heavy than others, but everyone will face a time when they need to make a point, take a stand, or get a job done. When that time comes, it’s best to be prepared and communicate what you need to say as effectively as possible.
Learning to become an effective public speaker can be the key difference between success and failure in your life at home, at work, and in your own community!
Practicing your public speaking skills will make you an overall better communicator
Just as reading a lot can make you a better writer, practicing public speaking will hone your skills as an overall communicator. Through courses offered at Writing Symphony, your child will discover their potential to be a powerful and exceptional leader. You'll see improvement in their public speaking, active listening, effective expression, and interpersonal communication skills. They will develop foundational qualities of influential speaker.
(Grades 3-5) Keys of Communication: Playing the Notes
Words, like notes, can be sharp or flat. The key to communication is to make each word count in a kind and powerful way. Vocabulary will be increased and short speeches will be developed and practiced throughout this course.
The grades 3-5 course consists of 3 levels of learning with a focus on the following:
Empathy and Human Connection
Vocabulary and Word Use
The goal of this course is to counter bullying, and escalate kindness; raise awareness of others, and cultivate confidence. These objectives will be achieved through storytelling, prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, leadership responsibilities, feedback, and lessons in body language.
(GRADES 6-8) COMMUNICATION CADENCE: FINDING THE RHYTHM
Timing is everything, as they say. It’s true in communication as well. Giving measured feedback to others will be a focus of this course. Students will learn to bridge words with tempo, and keep time with their own messages.
The grades 6-8 course consists of 3 levels of learning with a focus on the following:
Vocal inflection and body language
Expressing personal views effectively
Storytelling and connection
The goal of this course is to empower a greater sense of self, and identify personal traits; discover inspiration and influence of others. These objectives will be achieved through family history research, storytelling, prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, leadership responsibilities, feedback, and lessons in emotional words, expression, and body language.
(GRADES 9-12) COMPOSING COMMUNICATION: PUTTING MUSIC TO YOUR MESSAGE
Music is a medley of notes, rhythm, varied rates, and octaves. This course will include similar aspects of communication. Participants will become the maestro of their own unique message; a reprise of their own life experience.
The grades 9-12 course consists of 3 levels of learning with a focus on the following:
Chairmanship and inspiration
Core values and a motivational message
The goal of this course is to prepare participants for college and/or career opportunities, and craft a motivational speech unique to their values, discover core beliefs, and empower others by sharing them. These objectives will be achieved through discovery of who, what, and how they are, as well as storytelling, motivational speeches, impromptu speaking, chairmanship, feedback, and mentoring.