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Are you looking for a fun way to develop your child's confidence and communication skills? Ready Set Resources offers speech and debate clubs and workshops, including:

Speakers League Recommended for children ages 10-18, though younger children that are ready* may also join on a provisional basis. Our Speakers League youth public speaking clubs are a fun, supportive environment where you can become more comfortable and confident with public speaking. Members have opportunities for impromptu speaking, prepared speeches, and peer-to-peer evaluation.

Skill Builders Speakers League Recommended for children that meet our Skill Builders readiness guidelines.* Max. age 18. Skill Builders Speakers League clubs open the world of Speakers League to younger children and those who need a little extra time or assistance to master the speaking and leadership skills learned through Speakers League.

Debate League Recommended for children ages 10-17. Debate League club members participate in quick, fun, and creative games, activities, and debate sparring to learn the relevant skills for Public Forum debate, a popular style of debate that focuses on current national events.

WorkshopsRecommended for children ages 10-18. Learn new skills related to public speaking at our upcoming workshops. Current and past workshops have included: Introduction to Public Speaking, Creating a TED Talk, and How to Use a Teleprompter. Some workshops available for children and adults.

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Speakers League online public speaking club for kids 10-17

Our online Speakers League club meets every first and third Wednesday, from 7pm-8:30pm Central, between September and May, plus SLAM (the Speakers League Annual Meet), usually held on the last weekend in May, or early June.

Speakers League clubs (recommended for ages 10+) help kids bypass or overcome a fear of public speaking in an encouraging environment.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A TYPICAL MEETING?
(Members rotate through different roles from meeting to meeting.) Online meetings begin with a short business session run by the Meeting Manager of the day. During this guests are acknowledged and we run through any housekeeping items.

The meeting is then turned over to the day’s MC (Master of Ceremonies) who is in charge of introducing segments of the meeting and key participants.

During the first segment of the meeting, called “Impromptus,” members and guests have the opportunity to think on their feet and talk on a topic, off-the-cuff, within a 2-minute time limit. Guests have the option to pass.

Following Impromptus the prepared speeches segment begins, during which the scheduled speakers make their presentations. Most of the speakers are giving specific types of speeches to complete requirements for level promotion. The speeches you will give in Level I isolate and build skills gradually. For example, in one of the speeches, you will focus on using effective gestures, in another, using vocal variety, and in the another, visual aids. Each speech emphasizes something different to improve your overall presentation skills.

During the final major segment of the meeting, each member who gave a speech is evaluated by a fellow club member, following club guidelines for constructive evaluation.

After each segment, club members (and guest students) cast votes for the winner of each segment – Best Impromptu, Best Speaker, and Best Evaluator. At the end of the meeting, virtual ribbons are awarded to the winners.

You can watch or skim a 23-minute “Typical Meeting” highlight video, as well as other videos, on the video page on on our website.

COMPREHENSIVE MATERIALS
When your child joins Speakers League he/she will receive a Member Handbook with all of the materials for Levels I and II, including speechwriting tips and guidelines, an explanation of how to do each of the roles at a meeting, plus much more. There are also training videos. Members are scheduled in advance for meeting roles and newer members start with easier roles like Timekeeper, and Humorist, as they familiarize themselves with the club. There is an adult supervisor, but the kids essentially run the meetings themselves.

More details at https://rsrEducation.com, or call/text Julia at[masked] or julia[at]readysetresources.com.

Junior Speakers League online public speaking club for kids (ages 7-9)

Our online Junior Speakers League club meets every 2nd & 4th Friday, from 5:30pm-7:00pm Central, between September and May, plus SLAM (the Speakers League Annual Meet), usually held on the last weekend in May, or early June.

Watch our welcome video: https://youtu.be/lY9af3Z0DGA

Junior Speakers League clubs (recommended for ages 7-9) help kids bypass or overcome a fear of public speaking in an encouraging environment.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A TYPICAL MEETING?
(Members rotate through different roles from meeting to meeting.) Online meetings begin with the Club Chairperson (the adult facilitator of the club) going over the schedule and making sure that the members are ready for their roles.

The meeting is then turned over to the day’s MC (Master of Ceremonies) who is in charge of introducing segments of the meeting and key participants. They follow a script that they have filled in with the participants' names.

During the first segment of the meeting, called “Impromptus,” members and guests have the opportunity to think on their feet and talk on a topic, off-the-cuff, within a 2-minute time limit. Guests have the option to pass.

Following Impromptus the prepared speeches segment begins, during which the scheduled speakers make their presentations. All of the speakers are giving specific types of speeches to complete requirements for level promotion. The speeches you will give in Basic Level isolate and build skills gradually. For example, in one of the speeches, you will focus on using effective gestures, in another, using vocal variety, and in the another, visual aids. Each speech emphasizes something different to improve your overall presentation skills. During the Basic Level, members speak from worksheets to help guide them through their speech in an organized way, and to promote good eye contact.

During the final major segment of the meeting, each member who gave a speech is evaluated by a fellow club member, following step-by-step club guidelines for constructive evaluation.

After each segment, club members (and guest students) cast votes for the winner of each segment – Best Impromptu, Best Speaker, and Best Evaluator. At the end of the meeting, virtual ribbons are awarded to the winners.

You can watch or skim a 23-minute “Typical Meeting” highlight video, as well as other videos, on the video page on on our website.

COMPREHENSIVE MATERIALS
When your child joins Junior Speakers League he/she will receive a Member Handbook with all of the materials for the Basic LeveI, including an explanation of how to do each of the roles at a meeting, plus much more. There are also training videos. Members are scheduled in advance for meeting roles and newer members start with easier roles like Timekeeper, Humorist, and Poet Laureate, as they familiarize themselves with the club. There is an adult supervisor, but the kids essentially run the meetings themselves.

More details at https://rsrEducation.com, or call/text Julia at[masked] or julia[at]readysetresources.com.

Speakers League online public speaking club for kids 10-17

Our online Speakers League club meets every 2nd and 4th Monday, from 6pm-7:30pm Central, between September and May, plus SLAM (the Speakers League Annual Meet), usually held on the last weekend in May, or early June.

Speakers League clubs (recommended for ages 10+) help kids bypass or overcome a fear of public speaking in an encouraging environment.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A TYPICAL MEETING?
(Members rotate through different roles from meeting to meeting.) Online meetings begin with a short business session run by the Meeting Manager of the day. During this guests are acknowledged and we run through any housekeeping items.

The meeting is then turned over to the day’s MC (Master of Ceremonies) who is in charge of introducing segments of the meeting and key participants.

During the first segment of the meeting, called “Impromptus,” members and guests have the opportunity to think on their feet and talk on a topic, off-the-cuff, within a 2-minute time limit. Guests have the option to pass.

Following Impromptus the prepared speeches segment begins, during which the scheduled speakers make their presentations. Most of the speakers are giving specific types of speeches to complete requirements for level promotion. The speeches you will give in Level I isolate and build skills gradually. For example, in one of the speeches, you will focus on using effective gestures, in another, using vocal variety, and in the another, visual aids. Each speech emphasizes something different to improve your overall presentation skills.

During the final major segment of the meeting, each member who gave a speech is evaluated by a fellow club member, following club guidelines for constructive evaluation.

After each segment, club members (and guest students) cast votes for the winner of each segment – Best Impromptu, Best Speaker, and Best Evaluator. At the end of the meeting, virtual ribbons are awarded to the winners.

You can watch or skim a 23-minute “Typical Meeting” highlight video, as well as other videos, on the video page on on our website.

COMPREHENSIVE MATERIALS
When your child joins Speakers League he/she will receive a Member Handbook with all of the materials for Levels I and II, including speechwriting tips and guidelines, an explanation of how to do each of the roles at a meeting, plus much more. There are also training videos. Members are scheduled in advance for meeting roles and newer members start with easier roles like Timekeeper, and Humorist, as they familiarize themselves with the club. There is an adult supervisor, but the kids essentially run the meetings themselves.

More details at https://rsrEducation.com, or call/text Julia at[masked] or julia[at]readysetresources.com.

Junior Speakers League online public speaking club for kids (ages 7-9)

Our online Junior Speakers League club meets every 2nd & 4th Friday, from 5:30pm-7:00pm Central, between September and May, plus SLAM (the Speakers League Annual Meet), usually held on the last weekend in May, or early June.

Watch our welcome video: https://youtu.be/lY9af3Z0DGA

Junior Speakers League clubs (recommended for ages 7-9) help kids bypass or overcome a fear of public speaking in an encouraging environment.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A TYPICAL MEETING?
(Members rotate through different roles from meeting to meeting.) Online meetings begin with the Club Chairperson (the adult facilitator of the club) going over the schedule and making sure that the members are ready for their roles.

The meeting is then turned over to the day’s MC (Master of Ceremonies) who is in charge of introducing segments of the meeting and key participants. They follow a script that they have filled in with the participants' names.

During the first segment of the meeting, called “Impromptus,” members and guests have the opportunity to think on their feet and talk on a topic, off-the-cuff, within a 2-minute time limit. Guests have the option to pass.

Following Impromptus the prepared speeches segment begins, during which the scheduled speakers make their presentations. All of the speakers are giving specific types of speeches to complete requirements for level promotion. The speeches you will give in Basic Level isolate and build skills gradually. For example, in one of the speeches, you will focus on using effective gestures, in another, using vocal variety, and in the another, visual aids. Each speech emphasizes something different to improve your overall presentation skills. During the Basic Level, members speak from worksheets to help guide them through their speech in an organized way, and to promote good eye contact.

During the final major segment of the meeting, each member who gave a speech is evaluated by a fellow club member, following step-by-step club guidelines for constructive evaluation.

After each segment, club members (and guest students) cast votes for the winner of each segment – Best Impromptu, Best Speaker, and Best Evaluator. At the end of the meeting, virtual ribbons are awarded to the winners.

You can watch or skim a 23-minute “Typical Meeting” highlight video, as well as other videos, on the video page on on our website.

COMPREHENSIVE MATERIALS
When your child joins Junior Speakers League he/she will receive a Member Handbook with all of the materials for the Basic LeveI, including an explanation of how to do each of the roles at a meeting, plus much more. There are also training videos. Members are scheduled in advance for meeting roles and newer members start with easier roles like Timekeeper, Humorist, and Poet Laureate, as they familiarize themselves with the club. There is an adult supervisor, but the kids essentially run the meetings themselves.

More details at https://rsrEducation.com, or call/text Julia at[masked] or julia[at]readysetresources.com.

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