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Summer SpeakFest for Middle Schoolers

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Raleigh, NC

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Debates - Storytelling - TED Talks - Improv - Games - This I Believe - Advocacy - Group Discussions - Speeches - Commercials - Speaker Showcase - AND MORE!!!

Calling All Rising Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders!

Public speaking is the number one fear for many people - even more than the fear of dying! Do you think you'd rather die than present your work in front of the class or participate in a group discussion? Would you prefer to avoid speaking out even if it means settling for a lower grade or not being taken seriously? Don’t let this happen to you! Come to the Summer SpeakFest and arm yourself with the confidence and skills to knock public speaking out of the park!

This week-long workshop will help you come to school ready to accept the challenge of increasingly rigorous classes. After attending the Summer SpeakFest, you will be ready to present your work confidently, ace high school and college interviews, run for student office, lead class discussions, articulate your ideas, advocate for yourself, and be respected by peers and adults.

Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm with breaks throughout the day. Students must bring their own lunches and snacks. (See FAQs for more details about food and beverages.)

Activities will strengthen students' prepared and spontaneous speaking skills. The daily themes are:

  • Monday: Introduction to Public Speaking and Debate
  • Tuesday: Persuasive Speaking and Developing an Argument
  • Wednesday: Model Speakers and Team Debate
  • Thursday: Advocacy, Seminar, and 1:1 Debate
  • Friday: Putting It All Together and Speaker Showcase (all are welcome to attend this performance)


**Want to come, but can't make it July 22-26? Contact the organizer.

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