Larry Bernstein, of a local Toastmaster Club, has partnered with More Than Scores And Tests to teach Speechcrafter for the 2017 summer camp. The class was designed for students to learn how to:
- Evaluate current speaking ability.
- Organize and give speeches.
- Give impromptu talks.
- Control voice, vocabulary, and gestures.
- Give constructive feedback and more.
This summer, while not everyone in the group of eight 8- to 9-year-olds was initially comfortable speaking in front of the class, they all have to do so. “No one gets a pass,” Larry said. “But through having fun, I’ve gotten them warmed up.” In a recent assignment, they were to become imaginary animals and stand in front of the class to tell the others about themselves. Larry says the “ums” and “ers” have tapered off and so have the “bad words,” such as “ya know,” and “I mean” and “like.”
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