THE CAPTIVATING SPEAKERS STUDENT PROGRAM MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE
GOOD COMMUNICATION & SUCCESS
American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, told a class of students at the Columbia Business School, “Right now, I would pay a hundred-thousand dollars for 10 % of the future earnings of any of you. I would raise my bid 50 % if you were good communicators.” *
In our increasingly competitive world, good communication skills are prized. The ability to inspire, persuade and mobilize others, should be taught in all schools. Public speaking involves so much more than learning how to be comfortable talking in front of an audience; it’s about learning how to authentically connect and get along with others.
WHAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A TEACHER'S LETTER TO THE DISTRICT
"We just completed a phenomenal course facilitated by instructors from Captivating Speakers. The lessons were engaging and practical, equipping our students with tools to understand the power of communication, improve their communication skills and strengthen their confidence. It was amazing to see the development of each student as they participated in the sessions.
After eight sessions, I am convinced that our students will enjoy more meaningful communication in their personal relationships, social situations, speaking assignments and interviews.
Initial classes were filled with hesitant, withdrawn people. In start contrast, later sessions were characterized by volunteers who were eager to demonstrate what they had learned while sharing stories that moved audiences to laughter and even tears.
Student feedback was enthusiastic and positive with most students expressing an interest in taking a semester or year class to continue the program.
As a teacher, I expected to observe the class and offer any support if needed. Instead, I was captivated by the facilitators and the activities and learned many exciting strategies to improve and enhance and improve my own communication to better serve my students. The Captivating speakers program really lives up to its name!
The experience is challenging, the results are rewarding the benefits will be lifelong."
- Debbie Dillon
(extracted from a letter sent to the district)
This is one of the many positive reviews we get from teachers and school administrators.
Video Testimonials from Teachers
Notes from our students
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