Speak Up, Public Speaking

Learning to speak well in front of others is one of the most important gifts we can give the next generation. But it can be scary. In this class, students will practice being brave and letting their voice be heard. In addition to exploring traditional speech styles this class is filled with every day challenges students will face in the future, such as beginning interview skills, creating and presenting a sales pitch, how to give an introduction, creating a Youtube video, how to teach a small group, and a group project – presenting an informercial. We will look at some great historical speeches and watch some of today’s most gifted contemporary speakers. Guest speakers will be brought in that use some form of public speaking in daily jobs or lives.

Class Homework requirements: 1-2 hours per week.

Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 9-12
Class Fee: $350
Supply fee: $50
Tutor: Kathy Ethridge

COVID-19 Contingency Plan:

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the