Dana Lichtstrahl's SPEAKOLOGY is more than a public speaking and communication curriculum for kids, (and now adults too). It's a journey into identity, and the peaceful development of our creative potential. From there arises inclusive, confident, inspired self-expression. A win-win FOR ALL.
WHAT IS SPEAKOLOGY? In February of 2011, SPEAKOLOGY, a 12-hour, outside-of-school, scientific identity-exploration and communication program, with a focus on understanding the art of public speaking, was offered to nine year old twin sisters, in a church in Princeton, NJ. Since then over 250 students, ages 7 to 17, learning the same material together, have gathered in groups of 8-20, driving the success, the rock-solid-confidence, creativity, and resilience of the group; allowing them to have an indispensable impact on each other, their schools, communities, country, and the world — FOR LIFE. In 2016 adult trainings were added.
WHAT’S THE BENEFIT? Through identity-exploration, SPEAKOLOGY ignites the peaceful development of creative potential within each participant; resulting in people who can easily express themselves, making a beneficial difference where they live, attend school, work — and beyond, learning through,
one-on-one and group games
observing nature, the environment
observing the senses, mind and emotions
body language exercises
dynamic Challenge assignments
5 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: SPEAKOLOGY is for young people who are ready to:
1) Gain a greater understanding and sense of their identity; maximizing personal fulfillment and confidence.
2) Improve their ability to observe and integrate knowledge from a bigger-picture perspective, which positively stimulates the imagination, confidence and personal fulfillment.
3) Improve current and reveal new communication talents and capabilities.
4) Embrace change and time as an ally.
5) Become innovative collaborators and joyful, life-long learners. Curiosity becomes a driver.
WHY DOES IT WORK? Group games, expressive dialogue, writing exercises, sense awareness practices, art, music, dynamic weekly Challenge assignments together, all move participants to realize the 5 Learning Objectives.
Concluding the 12-hour, 6-week, educational-training, participants present 3-minute oral presentations, in a “Town Hall” format, with Q&A (Question & Answers), to a live audience. SPEAKOLOGY Certificates of Communication are awarded. Food, drinks and socializing.
SPEAKOLOGY trainings are offered to the public as 12-hour, 4 or 6-week, educational-trainings, as three 4-hour workshops and, as individual coaching sessions, at Tigerlabs, 252 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Trainings are also offered In-home to neighborhood groups, schools and wellness organizations.
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