Public speaking is one of the most feared, and often most important
skill that people need in business and other organizations, like
Scouting. I strongly agree that we need to encourage our youth to take
every opportunity to become comfortable speaking in front of other
In our Troop, we rotate the responsibility of Master of Ceremonies at
our quarterly Court of Honor to give different youth the opportunity to
be up front of the crowd. We also provide them support as they
An organization that I also belong to is Toastmasters
>. They have a program called the Youth
Leadership Program designed to help high school aged youth become
better speakers, and be more comfortable running meetings.
If you have a group of youth that would like to improve their
communications skills, or a group of Boy Scouts interested in working
on public Speaking and Communications Merit badges, I recommend Finding
a Toastmasters Club near you. They are an excellent resource for
communications training. Check out the website to find a club near
Of course, they are always looking for adults to join and work on their
communications and leadership skills as well :o)
Yours in Scouting,
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 13:38:51 -0500
From: "Debbie Beer" <beer@...
Subject: Re: Communications Training (spinoff of Announcements Song)
I really do think that we need to prepare our scouts to be public
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