K - 4th Grade
This public speaking class is an enjoyable way for your child to become a confident communicator and deliver winning speeches. Through fun activities, they learn fundamental public skills. The encouraging supportive environment, taught by professionals, provides even the timidest child a safe place to practice and improve.
•Confidence •Organizing Ideas •Body Language •Critical Thinking •Eye Contact •Active Listening •Leadership •Vocabulary •Grammar •Voice Elocution •Posture and Poise •Storytelling •Interviews/Conversation •Understanding Purpose •Structure •Introduction to Debating
SPEECH & DEBATE
5th - 8th Grade
This engaging speech and debate class will give your child the confidence to shine and stand out for the right reasons. Your child will improve their interpersonal communication, critical thinking, research, and writing abilities. The benefits of this class include developing strong leadership skills, improving logical reasoning skills, boosting academic results, improving college admissions outcomes, and much more.
•Leadership •Time Management •Critical Thinking •Voice Elocution •Vocabulary •Body Language •Active Listening •Grammar •Argumentation •Structuring Arguments •Supporting Arguments •Researching Evidence •Writing Persuasive Cases •Drafting Rebuttal Briefs •Delivering Winning Speeches •Refuting Opposition •Cross-Examining Opponents
Natasha Cruz is a trained educator and creator of the GO Kids Curriculum - a fun and engaging public speaking and debating program aimed at helping students gain skills and overcome any fears concerning speaking up and speaking out! Great Orators offers after school programs, electives and summer camps intended to meet the needs of all families.
Natasha specializes in tackling the difficult challenges that surround speaking and making them both easier and enjoyable to overcome. She firmly believes in her program’s ability to empower students with the necessary oration tools that can open windows and doors of opportunities in their futures.