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

Elementary Public Speaking.jpg

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

  • Active Listening

  • 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.

middle school public speaking.jpg

(GRADES 9-12) COMPOSING COMMUNICATION: PUTTING MUSIC TO YOUR MESSAGE

high school speaking.jpg

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

  • Purposeful communication

  • 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.