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Public Speaking
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Certificate Pathway

Certificate Overview


➜ Students with this certification can accurately state that they have the skills necessary to deliver messages with confidence and clarity
➜ Total of 4 courses required
Click here to download the certificate tracking worksheet

Start Here: Learn the Foundations

Foundations of Effective Public Speaking - 5 Weeks

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  • Interested in learning how to become a more effective public speaker? Then this may be the class for you! 
  • With the guidance of our Ivy League and other instructors from top 10 universities students will learn: 
    • What efficient body language looks like and what to do with the rest of the body while speaking
    • Methods for overcoming fears and anxieties about speaking in front of others
    • How to identify an audience and cater a speech to target them
    • Strategies for supporting arguments with strong sources and evidence 
    • Ways to pace a speech and the power of a pause 
  • Course Format: 
    • Each day of instruction will last 75 minutes (1.25 hours)
    • Each day of instruction will occur one time per week, beginning on the day chosen, on the same day for 5 weeks
    • The curriculum is designed for each age group and adjusted to the group's developmental level 
  • Skills Developed: communication, public speaking, confidence, creativity

Next Step: Put your Skills into Action

Public Speaking in Action: Winning Debates - 5 Weeks
Public Speaking in Action: Winning Debates - 5 Weeks
Public Speaking in Action: Winning Debates - 5 Weeks
Public Speaking in Action: Winning Debates - 5 Weeks

Public Speaking in Action: Winning Debates - 5 Weeks

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  • Whenever you are trying to make your voice heard, debate skills are essential for your success!
  • In this class, students will:
    • Understand the structure of a debate
    • Learn efficient strategies for conducting research
    • Examine ways to construct strong arguments
    • Learn to take on another point of view
    • Identify methods to develop counter-points
  • Course Format: 
    • Each day of instruction will last 75 minutes (1.25 hours)
    • Each day of instruction will occur one time per week, beginning on the day chosen, on the same day for 5 weeks
    • The curriculum is designed for each age group and adjusted to the group's developmental level 
  • Skills Developed: communication, public speaking, confidence, creativity, research

 

Public Speaking in Action: Storytelling in Speech with TED Talks - 5 Weeks

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  • TED Talks are growing in popularity, and provide a great way to tell your story while educating others. Interested in perfecting your public speaking skills and learning how to craft one of these TED Talks? Then this is the class for you!
  • With the guidance of our Ivy League and other instructors from top 10 universities students will learn: 
    • How to design visually engaging slides/visuals for a presentation
    • Methods to hook an audience in at the beginning of a speech and how to keep the audience entertained throughout a speech 
    • Appropriate structures for speeches
    • How to explore tone and voice 
  • Course Format: 
    • Each day of instruction will last 75 minutes (1.25 hours)
    • Each day of instruction will occur one time per week, beginning on the day chosen, on the same day for 5 weeks
    • The curriculum is designed for each age group and adjusted to the group's developmental level 
  • Skills Developed: communication, public speaking, confidence, creativity

 

Public Speaking in Action: Acting for Stage & Media - 5 Weeks

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  • Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Course objectives:
    • Learn about staging, improvisation, creative expression, costumes, props, staging, lighting, music, and dance
    • Tips can be utilized in various contexts - on the stage, in videos, and more!
  • Skills developed: Communication, presentation, collaboration, creativity, confidence
  • By the end of the class: your student will have practiced and performed scenes for a video production
  • Materials needed: Writing materials, open space for acting, a device to record your performance, objects, and clothing from around your home to build your costume, props, and set.
  • About the class: Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Each class meeting will last 75 minutes. Classes will have 1-6 students. 

Public Speaking in Action: Launch Your Own Podcast - 5 Weeks

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  • Do you have a message you want to share with the world? Learn how to podcast!
  • Course objectives:
    • Go through a step by step process on how to record and launch their own podcast
    • Explore a range of different kinds of podcasts 
    • Understand more about why this media format is gaining popularity
    • Explore various podcasting techniques integral to creating engaging content via recorded audio
  • Skills developed: Technology, literacy, communication, creativity, self-direction. 
  • By the end of the class: Your student will learn how to craft an engaging story, write thought-provoking interview questions, record clean audio, and speak in a clear and passionate manner to sustain audience interest and engagement.
  • Materials needed: A free account with Audacity, access to a recording device, writing materials. 
  • About the class: Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Each class meeting will last 75 minutes.  Classes will have 1-6 students. 
Public Speaking in Action: Present Like a Pro - 5 Weeks

Public Speaking in Action: Present Like a Pro - 5 Weeks

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  • Take your public speaking skills to the next level by becoming a master of presentations! Learn how to craft engaging presentations which help you deliver your message to your audience.
  • Course objectives:
    • Apply public speaking skills to deliver a speech on a subject of their choice
    • Learn the specific skills for creating engaging slideshow presentations
    • Create a presentation slideshow to support the delivery of their speech
    • Develop collaboration skills and growth mindset as they learn to craft and receive constructive feedback
    • Build confidence in speaking through practice and presentation strategies
  • Skills developed: Public speaking, presentation skills, addressing your audience/rhetorical devices, confidence, organization, time management, speeches, using notecards
  • By the end of class: Create a slideshow presentation to impress your audience.
  • Materials needed: Camptivity packet, pen/pencil, colored markers/crayons/colored pencils, laptop/iPad, email to utilize free Google slides account or Microsoft PowerPoint software
  • About the class: Classes meet once a week for five weeks. Each class meeting will last 75 minutes. Classes will have 1-6 students. 
Public Speaking in Action: How to Talk to Anyone - 5 Weeks

Public Speaking in Action: How to Talk to Anyone - 5 Weeks

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  • Do you want to learn to talk to anyone with confidence? Develop conversation skills that allow you to engage any audience on any topic! 
  • Course objectives:
    • Initiate, engage in, and conclude small talk by building situational awareness.
    • Build confidence in speaking to people of all backgrounds. 
    • Learn how to build relationships through conversation.
    • Explore how to navigate a conversation when disagreeing with someone. 
    • Communicate effectively and responsibly in a digital format (social media). 
    • Develop cultural and subcultural awareness when speaking. 
  • Skills developed: Confidence, active listening, speaking, questioning, awareness, curiosity, cultural awareness
  • By the end of class: Complete a public speaking scavenger hunt to practice and apply skills in multiple real-life settings.

Frequently Asked Questions

This certification can be used on resumes and portfolios to demonstrate that a student has trained in, and demonstrated high levels of achievement in, Public Speaking contexts.

Absolutely! To get started tracking your courses, just download the worksheet and fill in the courses that have already been completed. Once all courses have been completed, submit the worksheet to info@ivycamps.org

Please email your completed worksheet with a list of classes taken to info@ivycamps.org

For students in the USA, we will be mailing a physical certificate upon completion. For students in other parts of the world, we will email a certificate that can be printed and displayed.