Public Speaking Classes for Youth

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Member: $30/student
Non-Member: $90/student

Public speaking classes at HSNEF from July 10th

Public Speaking Classes will be held at HSNEF
Every Saturday from
July 20th to Aug 10th 

Spots for the Middle School Students is full and now we are only accepting only High School Students

10am -1pm for Middle School and High School students.

Our Coaches:  Wayne Parker-Blackburn and Suraksha Jhalani.

For nearly a decade, Wayne Parker-Blackburn has helped our young people develop their public speaking and leadership skills. In 2019, Toastmasters International recognized Wayne as a Distinguished Toastmaster, in part because of the Youth Leadership program he facilitated alongside Suraksha Jhalani in 2015 at HSNEF. Since then, Mr. Wayne and Suraksha Auntie (as the young folks call them) have led public speaking workshops for several summers.
When they aren't working with our youngsters, Wayne works in Enterprise Marketing for Florida Blue, and Suraksha Jhalani works at Dark Matter.

This year's program will give participants the opportunity to practice both prepared speaking and impromptu speaking. Over three weekly sessions, we'll discuss techniques for preparing and presenting a speech, as well as strategies for effective impromptu speaking and the value of feedback. Standing in front of an audience and speaking can be daunting for some, but we strive to make the experience engaging and enjoyable for everyone.

After the three weekly education sessions, we will have an end of program celebration so the participants can demonstrate what they have learned.

Member Fee: $30 per student for all sessions
Non-Member Fee: $90 per student for all sessions

Session I (July 20):
Series Overview
Impromptu Speaking Demonstration
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- Speech preparation
- Speech presentation
- Impromptu speaking techniques
Impromptu Speaking Experience

Session II (July 27):
Impromptu Speaking Experience
Fundamentals of Feedback
Prepared Speaking Experience with Evaluation

Session III (August 3):
Impromptu Speaking Experience
Fundamentals Recap
Prepared Speaking Experience with Evaluation

Conclusion: ( August 10):
Final Speech Day

Pay $30 if Member
Pay $90 if Non-Member
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July 20th to Aug 10th 

10am -1pm for Middle School and High School students.

Part of the collection of the fees benefits HSNEF.  Coaching is offered with the intent of gaining academic progress as a community service effort, HSNEF doesn't offer any guarantee of any results or oversight of this program.

Thanking You,

 EB 2024