Assignment: Storytelling Speech

Storytelling speech

Assignment:  High School and Middle School classes MS and HS date:  December 12 Time of speech:  4 minute minimum Topic:  Story of your choice Notes:  This is a chance to tell a story.  Each story needs to have an arc and a good conclusion.  Notes will not be permitted for this …

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A Plastic Knife? Seriously?

plastic knife

Yes, seriously. Look, I have my reasons.  You can’t stab me with it.  (Joking!)  You’ve probably never thought about a craft or something you can do with a plastic knife that doesn’t involve food. Plastic knives are not expensive. What’s really important is that you decide quickly: What Are You …

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Presentation Day: You’re invited!

Bridges Presentation Day

You are cordially invited to speak at the next Bridges School Speech Presentation Day! We are honored to have you address our class, guests, family, and friends at the Septemeber 25th Speech Class at 11 a.m. Reminder: The speech order will be determined that morning, so you must come prepared. …

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How Not to Write a Speech

Write speeches backwards

If you’ve taken a writing class, especially from an excellent teacher like Mrs. Comfort, you learned how to write a thesis statement and build your paper from there. She’s exactly right – that’s how you should write a paper for your classes and for college. Mrs. Comfort also once told …

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The Green Apple Solution

stage fright

You’ve finished your first speech. How are you feeling? You didn’t die.  You might not have done as well as you liked.  You might think that you didn’t do as well as I would have liked. Did you choke?  Did stage fright take over? Stage fright is normal.  Your body …

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Welcome to Speech Class 2017

Are you terrified of speech class?

Welcome to Speech Class. Speech class. Are those the two scariest words you’ve heard this week? A factoid that’s been floating around the Internet claims that people fear public speaking more than death.  Technically, no one’s ever done that research.  A writer made that up for an article. But it …

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Welcome to Speech Class 2017!

Are you terrified of speech class?

Welcome to Speech Class Speech class. Are those the two scariest words you’ve heard this week? Apparently, after years of unsubstantiated claims that the fear of public speaking is the greatest fear, someone actually did the research with teens.  Yep.  Public speaking is number 1.  (This link goes to the …

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