In my experience, and contrary to popular belief, homeschoolers tend to be more confident than school kids.
Why? Because that’s what a loving and secure environment, free from bullying and namecalling, gets you – confidence, tons of it.
And, for this reason, and there is evidence to support this view, when homeschoolers go out into the big bad world they deal with it better.
Anyway, to help dispel the myth here’s our 11-year-old Sabeen narrating a story in a story-telling competition.
BTW – it’s a FICTIONAL story with a message, so none of it actually happened – she doesn’t have a phone, let alone an iPhone 6, and I don’t talk to my wife over the phone when we’re both at home. Well, not usually.
This performance took her to the final, where she had to speak in front of over 200 people.
And in the final, she won!!!
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Wow! Congrats Sabeen!
That’s truly outstanding Storytelling and Public Speaking skills.
Uber-Confidence. Spot-on diction. Perfect Voice-modulation. Engaging body-language. She checkmarks on all the boxes that seasoned Toastmasters do on their advanced speeches.
I’m curious who trained her? Mega-Kudos to her Trainer as well!
Ps. By the way, how does the story ends? Please do share the link to the complete story.
Thanks. It ended with the word “past”! The cameraman just missed the T at the end!
That was exceptional. Congrats Sabeen!
Asim, I am also curious to know how she was trained? Did they undertake any public speaking/story telling training? If yes, is there any online training you would recommend for kids?
p.s. I live in England.
Arif, she took part in some classes. This was pre-covid, so she met up with them every week, where the all prepared speeches and practiced etc…