Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Public Speaking Skills for Youth and Adults...

Unleashing Your Voice!
Transformational Public Speaking
for the Statesman

Let us help you find YOUR VOICE! Public speaking is a skill and anyone can learn it! We offer a two-day seminar which will ignite a passion for public speaking and debate in your youth and help you become more comfortable with your own unique style. You will observe coaching, be coached, and be taught how to coach so that you will be prepared to coach youth in this vital scholar skill. You are already giving them a great education, give them the ability to communicate what they know!

All participants will receive individualized coaching and assistance with overcoming roadblocks to effective communication. Coaching is one of the five environments of great mentoring but it is often underutilized because no one teaches us how to use it! Learn how to maximize it when teaching a public speaking class or in any teaching situation you find yourself in. The mentor manual provides the activities and information to teach a public speaking class and the student workbook will help your scholars learn the basics of speech writing and techniques of delivery.

Hosted by: Classic Books and Giftsregister at:
http://www.classicbooksandgifts.com/content/transformational-public-speaking-statesman

Dates: Monday, July 13, 2009 (for youth ages 11-18)
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Scholar Impromptu Workshop
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Scholar Introduction to Debate

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Adult SeminarMentoring Public Speaking and Debate (for your planning purposes, there will be a 1 hour lunch break but you will need at least part of it to write a speech)

Location: 187 W Main St
Lehi, UT 84043
(801) 766-2381

Cost: Adults: $75 admission and $15 for mentor manual
Youth: $50 admission and $15 for student workbook

Please register at http://www.classicbooksandgifts.com/content/transformational-public-speaking-statesman

For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact me at kathyofjamul@sbcglobal.net or visit our website at www.unleashingyourvoice.com
Kathy Mellor, author of Unleashing Your Voice!, is the homeschooling mother of six children from San Diego, California. Kathy competed four years in Speech and Debate in high school where she reached Ruby level with the National Forensic League and was awarded the Vernetti Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Speaker in her graduating class. During college she earned a B.S. in Psychology and an M.B.A. in Finance. She continued speaking during her seven-year career as an analyst for General Dynamics Corporation. For the last several years she has been teaching public speaking skills to youth and adults and was recently awarded the Woman In History award from the Daughters of the American Revolution for her work in raising leaders with a passion for and dedication to America. She currently works for LEMI training mentors for the Thomas Jefferson Youth Certification project.

Nate Bothwell, contributing author of the student workbook for Unleashing Your Voice!, was the 2007 winner of the Most Inspiring Speaker award at United Scholar Academy where he was also voted by his peers as their Student Representative to the Commonwealth Board. He is a Thomas Jefferson Youth Certification graduate and a freshman at Grossmont College. But, most importantly, he is an engaging and funny presenter as well as an insightful coach. You will see firsthand a young man whose voice has been unleashed. In addition to oratory, he has a gift for playing and creating music for piano, guitar, ukulele, and more. He has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and currently serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

Comments from Past Participants:

We all have moments and situations when clear communication serves our success and happiness. I found that practicing this art gave me confidence that the next time Im offered an audience, I can speak with a passion that really helps transform others, not just inform them. I learned a lot about how to think about my audience and the best way to infuse them with my prepared speech in a way that is transformational.

The challenges, the nerves, the stressYes, I hate these uncomfortable feelingsBUT I survived! It felt great to get through my speaking parts and to learn something newI thrived and listened to every little detail of your comments.

This is a must for those who are building their statesmen and leadership skills. To effectively lead you must be able to communicate.

Your seminar was excellent! This is a class that everyone can benefit from. Thank you!

Do it! Its such an important skill and this is a great way to improve it. Put all you can into it and youll reap so much!! Well worth the time and money.

A scholar wrote: You made it feel like it was going to be really fun from the very beginning and it was fun! I also felt like you really cared about us and liked us. Thanks.

Many more testimonials can be viewed at www.unleashingyourvoice.com

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