Exposing children at a young age to public speaking will groom them to be confident communicators down the road. Preparing them early on will contribute to their success in a variety of speaking situations they will eventually face, such as class presentations, scholarship and job interviews, and special occasions that require speeches. Standing on a stage and speaking behind a lectern is usually the first image that pops into people’s minds, but there are far more common scenarios when speaking publicly will occur for children.
Even though the benefits of excellent communication are plentiful, public speaking is still a widely underdeveloped soft skill in the educational system. College is often where young adults have their first experience with a formal course in the art of public speaking. Wouldn’t it be great if your child had a head start in learning this valuable skill?
Roquita runs a public speaking academy – Confident Junior Communicators – to help youth develop their speaking abilities. The program is for youth in 6th, 7th,and 8th grades. The program is conducted during the summer at a selected location in Bridgeport, CT. Roquita can also host the program at schools, if administrators would like their students to take advantage of the program during the school year. Please reach out to discuss the program for your students!
Who can join the program?
The Confident Junior Communicators program is for youth with little to no public speaking experience. The program will equip and empower your child to handle her/himself with more confidence in any speaking environment.
They will learn:
How does it work?
Students will have the chance to evaluate speeches, to better understand the speaking experience from the audience perspective. Evaluation helps to hone the active listening skill at the same time. Through a combination of lecture, fun hands-on exercises, group activities, and video – each child will gain an appreciation for this important life-long skill. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
By the end of the program, you will see a positive difference in how your child approaches situations where they will be asked to speak or present. Besides a boost in self-esteem due to their newly acquired abilities, other benefits include:
Please check back for the next session dates.