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Impromptu Speech Challenge

How are all you homeschoolers finding my mini speech lessons this month?  Here's the third in the series: How did you do with your American history speech last week?  Feeling even more comfortable now that you know what it’s like to stand up and give a short speech–especially when you know exactly what you’ll say?  How was your eye contact?  Good for you!  The more speeches you give, the more comfortable you will become. Please share your experiences here and feel free to ask questions! This week I want to take it up a notch to an impromptu speech.  This time, I want you to give a speech on a topic of your choice.  Pick a topic you know fairly...

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American History Speech Challenge

How’d you all do on the first Speech Challenge?  Did you all get a bit more comfortable speaking?  Great. Please share your experiences and ask any questions you may have here. Let’s move on to the next step. Sometimes you aren’t as much afraid to get up and speak as you are uncomfortable because you don’t know what to say.  So this week’s challenge is to pick a speech you like from American history and get comfortable with a small part of it.  Read it over several times and envision yourself speaking as if it were YOU giving the speech.  Then…stand up and give the speech!  The idea this week isn’t to memorize it or to deliver the entire speech. ...

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