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Fortune 500 businesses and corporations unanimously agree that the number one liability among college graduates is the lack of oral communication skills

- Mid-American
Journal of Business

Communication skills, particularly oral communication skills are absolutely critical to a child's future success. This is where we place our focus and fill the educational gap.

- Chanti Niven


"Words cannot express how thrilled and amazed I am at the progress my daughter has had in such a short period of time."  - Mary Tavidian 


New Horizons in Global Education
Jeffrey Sachs​

There are two major trends in the world that pose a fundamental challenge--and many opportunities--to our educational system. One is the world is shifting from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy. The other is the rising generation--brought up on the Internet--is very differently motivated to learn.


​​​The importance of good communication
skills in business

Communication plays a part in almost every aspect of your business, so being able to communicate well can boost your overall performance. Good communication is essential to building a cohesive and effective team. Good communication skills are essential to managing the performance of your team members, and if you know how to communicate well to large groups you can minimise the risk of industrial problems developing in your workplace.


Good Communication Skills Article

By C. Ramakanta Sarma
(The author is PR Consultant & HRD Trainer based in Tirupati, A.P)


Communication is an important facet of life. Communication skills are essential in all spheres of life. Be it an interview or dealing with the project leader or working out a solution with a team or writing a report, getting across the point effectively is what matters.

The success of an endeavor hinges on the ability to communicate effectively in today's fast paced life, everyone is asked to do more with less. In such a scenario effective communication holds the key.


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Chanti Niven, a successful entrepreneur and multiple award-winning public speaking champion, recognized the critical need for effective training in this vital area. She, together with her team of award-winning public speakers, professional educators, and communication specialists, pooled their extensive experience and resources to develop an effective training program for children aged from 6 to 16. The result is a new program, the only one of its kind in the world, that has launched in private schools and has exciting plans for expansion throughout North America. The Captivating Speakers Program, which incorporates Captivating Kids is dedicated to providing our young students the very best training in the areas of communication and leadership with a focus on much-needed oral communication skills and attention to written communication that is geared for oral presentation. Writing for speeches requires a different approach and methodology than writing for reading.

​​Innovative Teaching Methods​

Lessons are presented in an innovative and enjoyable way with a focus on FUN. Students learn while interacting, playing games and through practice.

The program covers areas including:​

  • Critical and Creative Thinking skills - How imagination and logic can work together (Divergent to Convergent method)

  • Mental Acuity and Verbal Response - How to think and speak on your feet

  • Collaboration / Team-Building - Brainstorming, creative problem-solving

  • Memory  Enhancement Training - Sharpening the brain

  • Listening / Perception skills - What are they saying? What do they mean?

  • Powerful Observation / Interpretation tools - How to "read" others 

  • Non-verbal Communication skills - Posture / Stance, Gestures, Body Language etc.

  • How to write, structure and deliver effective speeches

  • Interpersonal communication skills / Social skills

  • The science of Persuasion and the art of Performance

  • Communication for problem-solving and tools for overcoming challenges

  • Communicating to inform, instruct and educate - Share your knowledge 

  • Conflict resolution - Promotion of peaceful solutions for common benefit

AND MORE.... ​

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"Words cannot express how thrilled and amazed I am at the progress my daughter has had in such a short period of time.  Captivating kids has been the BEST PROGRAM I have enrolled her in. I am definitely continuing with the course and am going to enroll my son in as well. Thank you to the amazing teachers. Your positive attitude and words of encouragement have allowed my daughter to flourish and become a more confident individual."

- Mary Tavidian

Your passion for what you do is evident in every word and move that you say and make in front of the children and us, parents.  I appreciate that you are challenging the status quo and guiding our children down new directions and creativity! 

For me, this was the best extra curricular activity, or better yet, the BEST INVESTMENT I have been offered at our school.  THANK YOU!!" 

- Taleen Akopyan 

"Today I witnessed my son Robert (5th grade) present his final "speech" in the captivating kids after-school class.  I cannot tell you how impressed I was with his presentation. He has always had difficulty expressing himself and communicating his thoughts. He gave a very impressive minute and a half animated presentation on stage by himself.  The skills and tips they learned in this class are life changing. From encouraging the kids to providing constructive criticism to improve their basic speaking abilities is true values they can carry with them a lifetime.

This class exceeded all of my expectations. He even said this was the "best" class ! I am thrilled he will be taking this class next year as an elective in 6th grade. I do wish we had this incorporated in our elementary curriculum, the benefits are beyond critical.  I was also very pleased to hear our teachers will be taking this class as well. Every single teacher we have can benefit greatly from this class.  "

- Melina Ghotanian

Parents Testimonials

Captivating Kids and Teens program In-studio, Woodland Hills


FUNdational workshop series to help your kids improve their speaking and leadership skills. This is a workshop series NOT TO BE MISSED! Assure your child's success in school and in later life. For further information, call or text Desiree on 818-312-7515 or 818-732-0632 and leave a message

Desiree Luethy
CMO - Captivating Kids

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