Playground to Podium: A Parent's Guide: Building Confidence for Public Speaking

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Tate Publishing, Aug 1, 2007 - 141 pages
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All too often, children approach the podium with hesitation, fearing humiliation from peers and teachers alike. Parents often ask, What can I do to help my child have confidence in the realm of public speaking? Author Ted McIlvain approaches the podium and delivers an informative look into the world of public speaking in Playground to Podium. Urging parents to enhance personal self-esteem while building confidence in their children, Playground to Podium engages the reader by simplifying the technical theories of human behavior for practical use. By his own personal experiences, Ted relays important life lessons that people can learn and use to develop positive mental pictures for themselves and their children. Parents and teachers will enjoy this practical approach to raising children to be confident and courageous speakers and leaders. Expectations will change as parents lead their children from?Playground to Podium.
 

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Contents

Introduction
15
Myths about Public Speaking
19
Costs of Gaining a Competitive Edge
27
Imagination Puts Your Stars in a Row
31
The Positive Approach to Discipline
39
Expectations and Trust
43
Honesty Nurtures Relationships
51
Family Games Enhance SelfEsteem
59
Combating Negatives
83
Letting Go
87
Quality Time
99
Drama as a Speaking Tool
103
Activities Addendum
107
Activities for Ages Two Three and Four
109
Activities for Ages Five Six and Seven
119
Survey Data
131

The Influence of Language Styles
65
Learn to Salvage Listening Errors
71
Making the Most of Storytelling
75
Endnote
135
Author Bio
137
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