Open to students in grades 9 - 12.
In this workshop, students will explore the delivery of comedic and dramatic readings. The reading of texts is a challenge in many speech competitions, and this workshop will help prepare students to excel at these readings. Students are asked to bring a 30 second dramatic or comedic text to the workshop.
Students will also learn basics of persuasive speaking. Persuasive speech is designed to persuade and must be based upon a serious problem that actually exists, although this does not mean that humour might not be useful at points in the speech! A problem/solution approach must be taken, i.e. speakers must identify an actual problem (it need not be an earth-shattering one) and propose, or at least examine, one or more solution. Students are asked to come with a persuasive speech topic.
Students should come prepared to have their cameras on and participate fully.
Speech workshops are a great way to cross train to improve your performance in debate competitions!
Register HERE by Friday January 15th.