"Public speaking" hobby at the Scindia School is the journey from sweaty palms, cracking voices to poise, confidence and correct pauses. It is conducted for Junior Group (VI, VII, VIII) and Senior Group (IX, X) at two separate venues and days. The Hobby is run by Mrs Gursharan Madan.
The aim is to make the members of the hobby confident and articulate speakers. Stress is laid on the development of communication skills, effective planning and organization of thoughts followed by sound delivery. This is encouraged through activities like free talk, JAM, grammar downloads/corrections by the peers and teacher after the activity. Personalized feedback and tips for improvisation help students work on their weak areas.
A fair bit of time is spent working through the unique traits of oral versus written communication in order to help students prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand. There is adequate focus on understanding the key parts of an argument and topic.
The importance of sound content for an effective speech is also stressed and the boys are encouraged to diversify their range of reading so as to expand the knowledge pool. To overcome all possible impediments in the way of public speaking the members critically examine their own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
The students also listen and read the famous speeches given by most eminent orators. This helps them identify the winning strategies employed by some of the most successful orators. The practice sessions help the boys gain confidence and they showcase their skill anchoring school programmes and by making a mark in elocution, debates and declamation competitions both at Intra-school and Inter-school level.
TEAM & INCHARGE
Ms. Smita Trivedi
TEACHER INCHARGE, PUBLIC SPEAKING
SECRETARY, PUBLIC SPEAKING
JT. SECRETARY, PUBLIC SPEAKING
JT. SECRETARY, PUBLIC SPEAKING
Participation to let flow free and conducive expressions and even the slightest possible improvement or a positive change is considered as an achievement for the students in Public speaking and Elocution. Considering the above parameters, the students of Public speaking and Elocution hobby were delighted to see their personalities changing and developing gradually with the events and activities they participated and performed in.
- Two of the students; Vedant and Prabhav represented the school at Round square conference held in South Africa. It was a proud moment for both of them to be selected among selective few.
- RishabGoswami, the Secretary actively contributed in Founders Day English Exhibition named Globe Theatre, SCIMUN at school level and participated in Genesis Global cultural fest. Adding another feather to his cap he was selected for Safwana Awards. Rishab is now better at organising various ideas and has learnt to be selective for an effective delivery of the speech/talk.
- Daksh worked actively for Scimun, got the opportunity to be at Mayo College, literary fest, and AVS Round square. He finds him to be more confident now.
- Aditya Chopra worked no less on his modulation, personality, confidence and delivery which was evident throughout the year, with his participation in Founders English Exhibition wherein he played the character of Mark Antony in Globe Theater, in Inter School Hindi debate, L.K. Singhania Inter-school HindiDebate, H.H Inter-school debate and also in debate held at Daly College. He also worked as an active member of Labour camps.
- ShashwatPuri, the joint secretary left no stone unturned to be an effective orator and participated in Round square service project at School level and attended Assam Valley School Round Square Conference. He has been also selected for Exchange program to Australia in July 2015. He feels the hobby has benefited his expression and thought process. He finds himself more effective at planning and organising his thoughts.
Altogether, the above mentioned were the platforms providing the students to practice a skill learnt , to be able to hone the skills to the best possible or to one’s ability and capability. These exposures keep the urge alive to hone presentation skills and be a confident and effective orator.