High School Final Speech

It’s a persuasive, inspirational speech! We’ve been talking about ethos, logos, and pathos.  We’ve talked about the status quo and the seven questions you need to answer in order to write your speech. It’s Time! Our last day of classes is approaching, so it’s time to wrap up what you’ve …

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How Do You Persuade?

How a 6 year old persuaded his mom

My son Raymond and I liked to go to flea markets when he was young.  I combined several shopping trips onto one day, so he had expectations.  Candy at that store, cookies at another.  And it was pretty good bet that I’d buy him something to play with at the …

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Speech Assignment: Persuasive Speech

Speech Assignment: Persuasive Speech

Speech Assignment:  Persuasive Speech Class: Middle School only Monday, Febrary 13, 2017 Length of speech:  4-8 minutes, 4 minutes minimum. One letter grade will be deducted for going under time. Persuade us to act!  Determine your topic and call to action and create a speech that will persuade us to do …

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Youth Leadership Program FREE for Bridges Students

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program Sign Up

Bridges to Offer Youth Leadership Program for Public Speaking Toastmasters International is a world-wide organization that promotes public speaking and leadership skills.  They have developed the Youth Leadership Program (YLP), an 8-week program to introduce teens to public speaking and leadership skills. The Youth Leadership Program is designed to help …

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Invitation to Pecha Kucha in Akron

Think about this:  you have to give a presentation with 20 computer slides that will change every 20 seconds.  You have no control over the slides at all. It’s a very challenging type of presentation, but it’s also a fascinating method of presenting called PechaKucha.  This has spread around the …

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Assignment: Storytelling Speech

Storytelling speech

Assignment:  High School and Middle School classes MS and HS date:  December 12 Time of speech:  4 to 10 minutes, 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 …

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