Artistic opportunities are hard to come by in rural South Eastern Kentucky. My students, many of whom come from low income families and range from the age of 14 to 18, have little experience with theater and public speaking. I have made it my goal to foster every opportunity I can to make creative and inspiring experiences happen for them! I want to encourage my students to discover their creativity and acquire the motivation to explore their artistic side and voice. Their voice can be their power, and I want them to learn to use that power effectively and efficiently. For some kids, the arts are why they bother to get up in the morning and come to school.
Using Dale Carnegie's classic text in my Public Speaking classroom will open up the perspective my students have of those who fight through the fear and become successful public speakers. Though not all students may choose a career that focuses heavily on public speaking, this book does a great job of showing students the power they have in communication as a whole. Whether it be a job interview or basic day-to-day communication, by using this text in class, students will come to realize the power of their voice!
We all use communication in various ways during our day-to-day lives.
This book will help broaden my students' view of people in the world who use public speaking as a tool in their everyday lives. My students will learn how to go about overcoming their fears and become better and stronger speakers!
The students will use this text to explore why speaking is important, how to to effectively communicate their thoughts with words, and, ultimately, how to become a better speaker. These real world soft skills that people use every day in their jobs and careers will be taught using these books as we explore the text and put the rules to practice in our classroom.
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