This course prepares students for a variety of academic and other situations in which formal presentations are required. Topics will include cultural conventions and speech, perceptions of others, verbal and nonverbal messages, and techniques of oral presentation and persuasion. Students will learn how to research, outline, and deliver short, informal presentations as well as longer speeches.
Students will proficiently demonstrate public speaking skills necessary for a variety of audiences in preparation for middle and high school and for post-secondary opportunities.
During this course, students will learn that with thorough preparation and practice, one can overcome nervousness and perform exceptionally well. Being an excellent public speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence , and open up countless opportunities!
Adrienne Trotta is an expert in communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. She works with emerging and established teachers and administrative leaders to help them speak clearly, concisely, and confidently. With 10 years teaching experience working with all segments of the student population, gifted and talented, ESL and special education students, Adrienne is passionate about empowering students and adults to find their voice.
Adrienne holds a master’s degree in Teaching English to Student’s of Other Languages, a baccalaureate degree in Education and certifications in both general and special education.