In school, when a teacher asks a question, generally, only a few hands shoot up to answer. Is this because these students are the only ones who know the answer? Or because the rest of the students lack the confidence to answer the question in front of other children?
Children speak publicly almost every day in school, answering and asking questions in front of all their peers. Throughout their lives, they will have to communicate professionally and socially. Teach your child to speak up and build confidence with a public speaking class.
Why Choose a Public Speaking Class?
Often in school, kids are encouraged to be good listeners, which is a good skill to have. And while public speaking is a requirement in early education, it isn’t ever directly addressed with an actual public speaking class. There may be a requirement to give an about me presentation every now and then, but no class that teaches how to speak confidently in public.
Even actual public speaking classes that are usually offered in high school in public schools don’t properly teach students to speak publicly without hesitation. Sure, there are kids who spew confidence and could talk for hours about anything, but this quality can be taught.
Benefits of Public Speaking Classes
The benefits of being an excellent public speaker are extensive. They take effect immediately and will last throughout the student’s life.
In grade school, your child will be able to stand up to bullies and make friends easier. By increasing confidence, your child will be more creative and be able to tell stories more efficiently. Personally, your child will improve their overall communication skills and become a better listener. By being a good communicator, your child will improve relationships with their peers, family, and their teachers.
In their professional life, your child will be able to argue and debate respectfully. The leadership skills that come from being a good public speaker will allow your child to better hold management positions and have a more powerful career. Every lawyer, politician, teacher, and reporter needs to be able to convey their message confidently and coherently.
Mental Health Benefits
A good public speaking class can improve your child’s mental health. Even if it doesn’t seem to need improvement, mental health is like physical health, it needs practice and workouts. By gaining confidence and being able to speak publicly, overall anxiety will decrease and their likeliness of developing depression later in life will lessen. Moreover, with public speaking your child will learn how to connect and deepen relationships with others.
How To Find a Public Speaking Class For Your Child
Traditional schools don’t usually offer any actual public speaking classes until possibly high school. For elementary aged children especially, you are going to need to look for classes outside of their formal school day.
Find a class with a regular schedule and experienced teachers, like the classes offered by Monster Education. Monster Education’s teachers are extremely qualified, accredited, and well-versed in their respective fields.
With classes meeting virtually in live video classes once a week for 40 minutes, in 8-10 weeks, your child will have gained confidence and taken a step toward a more extroverted life.
The Public Speaking “Toastmasters” Style class by Monster Education focuses on giving speeches, introductions, and impromptu talks. Learning to communicate formally in a fun environment while boosting confidence.
Knowing how to formally present your ideas and debate topics will be a skill your child will use throughout their entire career. Being able to have impromptu talks will help your child in school, having the ability to ask questions and better formulate and articulate opinions.
Stand Up Comedy
Monster Education’s Public Speaking Through Stand Up Comedy class is a laughter-filled approach designed to help children explore improv, stand up comedy, and to get over speech anxiety. Through comedy, storytelling, and non-verbal communication, your child will become comfortable speaking and joking in front of others.
Students in K-2nd grade will learn how to develop jokes, while children 3rd-5th grade will create their own stand up routine.
With small class sizes of no more than six kids, your child will have the opportunity to overcome their fear of public speaking in an environment where they feel safe. Starting small and being able to master communicating effectively with a few other students at a time will slowly build confidence in an efficient way.
Build Confidence with Monster Education
Monster Education offers two different public speaking classes to cater to your child’s needs. With very small class sizes of less than 6 kids and more individualized attention, your child will have fun while gaining confidence. Some children will need the humor aspect to begin to feel comfortable speaking in front of others, while other children will like the more structured approach in the Toastmasters class.
Monster Education has a number of classes to challenge your child, enhance their education, or provide a supplemental class. Monster Education classes are also a great option for assisting you and your child with meeting your homeschooling curriculum needs. Enroll in a few classes today and let us take some of the subjects off your plate!