The Mission of Speak to Students is to Create Programs and Services to Empower Students to Make a Positive Difference in Their Lives, Their Communities and in Their World. To that end, the following topics are available:
Success – Goal for It!
A presentation designed to empower youth to learn for themselves what they need to know to be successful and motivate themselves to do what they need to do to achieve their dreams. Techniques experienced over 20+ years working youth, coaches, teachers, parents and families to be more successful in their lives, their communities and their world. Success concepts included:
- Brainstorming techniques to overcome obstacles to success and create a personal plan for success
- The 2 Fundamental Principals to being successful
- A strategy for setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals
- The 4 part process to making good decisions
Success – Goal for It! is the foundation for a series of presentations on personal success for students on specific topics such as Financial Literacy, Public Speaking, Interviewing, Personality, Youth Athletics, Academic Success, College Choices and more…
Dollars and Decisions
What better way to reinforce economic concepts than to present them in practical, every day terms that relate to the students’ lives? In this session economic principals are linked to daily decisions about money. Other elements include:
- Linking skills with income
- Saving money – how & why
- The danger of abusing credit cards
- Common money mistakes and how to avoid them
- Finding the money for college
Whether your students plan to enter a university, technical school, the trades or are still undecided on post high school plans, this is a presentation that gives them perspective for the future by linking their present decisions to dollars and sense.
The Power of Words
With a focus on life beyond High School, this entertaining and thought provoking presentation employs examples from professional speaking to stress the importance of understanding the words and using them well in order to succeed. The presentation includes a variety of useful tips including:
- Addressing fear before a presentation
- Comparing everyday conversations to giving a speech
- Presentation strategies
- Effective word choice
- Communicating well at work, home and school
The goal of this presentation is to show students they can become better communicators, whether they are delivering a speech or having a casual conversation. It will also help them sharpen their critical speaking and listening skills in the workplace, technology, relationships, and the media.
The Competitive Edge
Perhaps the most valuable skills a high school student can acquire are in the area of job procurement. That’s because the same skills that help a student land a part time job today can help her or him start a career in the future. The Competitive Edge involves students by presenting highly useful information in all phases of job search:
- Where to look for employment
- Using the experience you have to get jobs that require experieince
- A proven process for securing more job interviews
- Successful job interview preparation
- Tips for interviewing to get the job
This comprehensive presentation takes the student all the way from searching the want ads to asking for the job. The importance of minding details, whether in telephone etiquette, personal grooming or preparing for tough interview questions is emphasized.
This presentation focuses on 4 basic personality types and connects concepts of personality into the students’ daily lives, career choices, working with others, and more. Key points of the presentation include:
- Everyone has a personality
- Each individual’s personality includes strengths and weaknesses
- Personality differences are not right or wrong, just different
- Understanding personality is useful to be able to work well with other people
This new self-understanding helps the students understand how personality plays a part in leadership, productive communication and other parts of their lives.
Their Communities & Their World
Promoting Peace offers an antidote for violence and bullying. A step by step guide, it illustrates how to apply principals of respect for students to live with integrity in our world in transition. Key concepts include:
- All of us can make a positive difference in our homes, schools, communities and the world
- Simple actions we can take EVERYDAY to make our lives and communities better
- Actions speak louder than words
- Trust comes from trustworthiness
- Respect and integrity are very important
Promoting Peace has been used by presenters in over 70 Colleges and Universities on three continents
Our students are living in increasingly diverse communities and an ever increasingly connected global village. In this highly interactive forum, students explore cultural differences and similarities in the diverse world they live. Going Global encourages student participation through a mix of questions and answers, stories, and real examples from the world around us.
Key points include:
- Cultural differences are not right or wrong, just different
- Regardless of cultural differences, we have much in common
- No matter what you do, you are part of a global economy
- Language and cultural literacy are increasingly valued skills
Going Global is meant to reinforce to your students the importance of having the skills necessary to live and work in a global economy and promote understanding and tolerance of cultural differences at home and abroad.
The Power of Politics
This non-partisan, interactive question and answer presentation has a number of categories to help students focus a discussion on the key issued facing us all. Categories include: The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, Presidential History, the Roles of Government, The Branches of Government, Elections and more.
Key points include:
- What it means to live in a Democracy
- Reasons why students need to pay attention and participate in politics
- Connect history to our present and to make choices for our future
The Power of Politicsw is NON PARTISAN and designed not to let students know what I think about politics but to encourage them to think about the issues and events in the world of politics