Youth Leadership Sophomores were hosted Feb. 8 by Bellefontaine High School. This is the last of six training sessions for the Youth Leadership students coordinated by the Midwest Regional ESC. The topic Feb. 8 was “Public Speaking.” The presenters were Linda Clark of Toastmasters and Dave Bezusko of United Way of Logan County. After learning about correct speaking techniques and a sample speech, students were taken out of their comfort zones and asked to step into a career that would include public speaking. For example, a Professor, News Anchor, Mayor, Engineer, or Salesman. Students then went on a tour of the school. After lunch it was on to “Topics”. Leadership students were asked a question and they were given 90 second minimum and 3 minute maximum to speak on the subject. For example, would you rather be a deep see diver or an astronaut? Speaking to students afterward they said they felt awkward at times but felt they really learned something and enjoyed the program.
Submitted by Midwest Regional Education Service Center.