Express Yourself Club
During our time together, we will practice how to formulate what it is we are thinking and trying to express. We will use a variety of different styles and techniques until we find the one that fits who we are and what we want to say. This will be done through; debate, spoken word and public speaking.
Express Yourself is in both English and French
Debating - Spoken Word - Public Speaking
What is Debate?
Definition of debate
1: to engage (an opponent) in debate
2: to turn over in one’s mind: to think about (something, such as different options) in order to decide
1: to participate in a debate
2: to contend in words
3: to discuss a question by considering opposing arguments
Debate is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels. It teaches us useful skills for other academic pursuits and life in a variety of ways. Most obviously, Your debaters will build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas eloquently.
What is Public Speaking?
Whether we’re talking in a team meeting or presenting in front of an audience, we all have to speak in public from time to time. We can do this well or we can do this badly, and the outcome strongly affects the way we feel within ourselves and how we perceive our future achievements and goals. This is why public speaking causes so much anxiety and concern for people of all ages.
The good news is that, with thorough preparation and practice, we can overcome our nervousness and perform beyond our beliefs.
The seven elements of public speaking are;
the speaker, the message, the channel, the listener, the feedback, the interference, and the situation.
How can Public Speaking Practice help Your future? Confidence, Growth and stability; Critical thinking within yourself and of the world; Personal development on many levels, Improving communication skills, Making new social connections and of course; Personal satisfaction in terms of self-perception and understanding.
What is Spoken word?
Definition of The Spoken Word (noun): things that people say, rather than write.
Spoken word is usually written on a page and then performed for an audience. It relies on heavy use of rhythm, improvisation, rhymes, wordplay, and slang. … Some examples of spoken word you might be familiar with are stories, poems, monologues, slam poetry, rap and even stand-up comedy.
During our classes, we will practice how to formulate what it is we are thinking and trying to express. We will use a variety of different styles and techniques until we find the one that fits who we are and what we want to say.
While studying and writing any form of poetry helps students develop literacy skills, Spoken Word is different in that it also helps students build social and emotional skill sets including self-awareness, communication and confidence.