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Show and Tell

Show and Tell really is a great foundation to build on with public speaking.  Young or old, speaking comes a lot easier when you are comfortable and know what your talking about.

This simple warm-up activity can really boost your student participation during a public speaking class.

Some of the advantages of having a show and tell include;

  • learn to speak and listen
  • learn how to be an audience and introduce themselves
  • learn how to ask inquiry based questions
  • learn to make connections between student responses
  • anticipate and observe
  • practice critical reasoning skills
  • practice storytelling
  • learn same and different
  • use vocabulary- doll, computer, toy car, puppet
  • use descriptive language
  • say thank you
  • increase confidence
Here is a quick video of “Show and Tell” in action =)

Have a Great Weekend!

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Sell, sell, sell!

We just started a new exercise in my Creative After School class.  Over the next couple of weeks students will be working on a persuasive speech or a commercial.  As a warm-up activity I asked each student to find a random item within the classroom and quickly come up with some key selling points.  Students were asked to create a need for the product, discuss how it can benefit the consumer, and deliver their message in an engaging way.

I love how kids minds work!  Check it out!

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Superstars and Special Guest?

Weird, wacky and uh…. did I say weird? I guess you never know who could show up to a Creative Public Speaking class =)  Over the last couple of weeks we have been writing scripts, practicing and recording our monologues.  Some students created story lines with each other, some were straight faced and some… well, to use their words, lost their minds!  Below are some of our creations!  Enjoy!

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