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One of the most commonly reported fears is the fear of public speaking. The idea of getting up in front of an audience and talking is daunting to many people. The aim of this course is to help lessen the anxiety around public speaking by giving students practice speaking in front of others in an encouraging environment.  Throughout your student's education and life, they will likely face times of having to give a presentation or speak in front of others. In this class students will be given the tools they need to confidently communicate their thoughts and ideas to others.


  • This course will help students to:

    • Build confidence in themselves and their ability to speak in front of others

    • Learn how to organize and communicate their thoughts

    • Develop research skills to prepare for presentations

    • Learn how to engage an audience in an effective way


  • Students will have approximately two hours of homework per week. This will consist of reading, writing, and research. 

  • Students will learn how to prepare and present impromptu speeches, informative speeches, and persuasive speeches

  • Students will have fun practicing speaking in front of their peers every week.  

  • Students will earn a 1/2 credit in an elective: high school public speaking. Parents are responsible for managing the transcript for their student.  The teacher will communicate the end-of-course grade within 2 weeks of the final class date.


Texts Supplied by the Student:

TED Talk: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

ISBN: 978-1-44344-300-5

Texts Supplied by Bristol Academy:

Public Speaking for Success by Dale Carnegie 


Spring 2022 Thursdays

12:00 - 1:30 PM


One Student - $100

Two Siblings - $160

Three Siblings - $225

*Plus insurance and facilities fee. See Registration page for details.

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