Speaking in public is a major fear for a majority of people including our youth.
We can assist our youth by giving them opportunities to practice speaking.
This skill will enable them to better find employment and enhance their careers as they age.
A COMMON FEAR:
Public speaking is the most common communication fear.
Communication skills are sought after by employers.
Improved communication skills help when they seek employment in the future.
It also helps them advance in their careers.
ACTIVITIES TO HELP IMPROVE COMMUNICATION:
Use a flip cam or cell phone to record them giving instructions.
They can talk about something they are good at such as art or playing computer games.
Review the positive skills demonstrated when they were giving the above recorded instructions.
Give positive suggestions on where they can try to improve.
Introduce a new word each day to build and improve their vocabulary.
Play a game by having them give a topic to each other and speaking about it for 1 to 2 minutes.
The skill of impromptu speaking is helpful in many situations including job interviews.
A PARENT’S GUIDE:
The above material is from a PARENT’S GUIDE which is available from Our Future Leaders.
This guide is a resource for parents and others working with youth.
It reviews many types of soft skills.
It contains activities to assist youth to gain critical soft skills.
They will become more resourceful and independent when they practice and gain these skills.
This prepares them to better deal with a diversity of problems and situations in the future.
Request the Parent’s Guide here: http://www.ourfutureleaders.ca/contact-us/
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Youth group sessions have clearly demonstrated that our youth learn the desired soft skills.
What are your thoughts and comments? Please forward them in the comments section below.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
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