Public Speaking & Persuasive Communication
Teacher: Carmel Marchino
NO MATERIAL FEES!
Winter: 10 weeks: $265 or $255 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: 10 weeks: $265 or $255 if taking 2 or more classes
In this class, we'll learn skills to increase self-confidence, improve leadership capabilities, and communicate more effectively. We will practice collaboration, active listening, and presentation skills. We will dig into our passions, learn how to identify reputable sources for research, and get comfortable speaking formally in front of others. College interviews? Job interviews? Pitching to an investor or a producer? You'll be one step ahead.
The Art Of Speaking Impeccably, Own Your Voice in Conversations that Matter!
In this class you’ll learn skills to tap into your own voice, and learn skills and hacks to speak confidently.
Students will gain perspective on speaking truth, and relating with ideologies and belief systems other than their own. They will learn some simple hacks with body positioning to make others feel comfortable in conversation... explore the paramount leadership skill of being a present listener. How to hone leadership skills through honesty, even if it feels uncomfortable.
*Cultural Intelligence, Oration and Public Speaking.
Projects: Pitch Your Idea! Practice persuasive communication by pitching a product, story, or business idea... or describe a piece of legislation that you want to introduce and sell us on it. Show us your passion and cultivate your communication skills. Research to support your arguments. Get feedback from peers. (3-4 weeks)
Group presentation: Work collaboratively to research and deliver a group presentation on a topic of group interest -- teach us about a fantastic travel destination, a fascinating species, a scientific discovery, or other educational topic. (4-5 weeks)
Write/perform dialogue: pick a script topic from a "hat" and break down the scene. Use nonverbal cues and body language to communicate one side of the story -- and then switch characters! (1-2 weeks)