The best way for children to learn public speaking

The information and support you need as you plan, promote, launch, and grow your own speech club or workshop

Perhaps one of these describes you . . .

 
  • Teacher
  • After school program
  • School Administrator
  • Scout troop
  • Youth organization (e.g. Boys & Girls Club)
  • Tutoring center
  • Homeschooler
  • Church youth group
  • Entrepreneur
  • “College for Kids” program
  • GATE (gifted and talented) program
  • Library program
  • Summer academic camp
  • YMCA program
  • Corporate sponsored youth development program
  • Someone curious to learn new skills

At Speakers League, our subscription training program is designed to support you as you plan, promote, launch, and grow a Speakers League or Junior Speakers League public speaking club, giving you the tools to impart communication and leadership skills to children. 

In addition to your training as the supervisor of your club, your club members also receive training and support through our online courses and quizzes, with their progress fully visible to you. This makes onboarding new members a snap, saving you time and setting the stage for smooth, well-run meetings.

Clubs can meet in-person, or online!

The Club Chairperson

We refer to the adult supervisor of the club as the “Chairperson.” Though ensuring the meetings are run efficiently and professionally always rests with you, the ultimate goal for the Chairperson is to have as little input on the meeting as possible, with the members running it from beginning to end with only light supervision from you. 

At the beginning, and until club officers are elected (generally, a few months into the club) you will manage the opening and closing of the meeting. 

After that, the Chairperson’s chief responsibility is to maintain proper meeting etiquette. The goal is for members to elevate their behavior to that of a business meeting, balancing enjoyment with seriousness. You will want to review the video or meeting handbook section on etiquette with your members. Reminders during meetings are sometimes necessary.

Many club chairpersons choose to complete speech evaluations (form available), and most Chairpersons video-record and upload the speeches for members to self-evaluate, as well.

"Of all the activities we have attended, Speakers League is the wisest, most relevant, and all-around the best."
Victoria Mashevsky
Parent

You and your future club members are in for a rewarding experience!

Public speaking is best learned by doing, and our club format give members a chance to develop and improve their skills at every meeting.

In our Speakers League and Junior Speakers League clubs, it’s kind of thrilling to see club members rise and speak on a topic without preparation (we call these Impromptus), present prepared speeches, and present evaluations of their peers’ speeches. They become engaged and involved with the success of the meeting, taking on the varied roles, e.g. tracking the times of the speakers, counting filler-words, such as, “um,” “like,” and “you know,” selecting and presenting poetry, or jokes, or counting votes.

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What's included with the Chairperson's Guide course?

COURSE 1: Starting a Speakers League club

Ready to make a difference in the lives of children? Here are the things you should think about, and the steps we suggest for planning and promoting a Junior Speakers League club for a group of children aged 7-9.

COURSE 2: Your first few meetings

It’s your first meeting! What now?  In this series we go over the two ways of approaching the first meeting and beyond, and go over the lesson plans we have made available.

COURSE 3: The business end of things – financial considerations and marketing your club

Ready to make a difference in the lives of children? Here are the steps we suggest for planning and promoting a Junior Speakers League club for a group of children aged 7-9.

COURSE 4: Connecting your members to the training and monitoring their results.

Ready to make a difference in the lives of children? Here are the steps we suggest for planning and promoting a Junior Speakers League club for a group of children aged 7-9.

COURSE 5: Growing your membership

Here are lots of little details. How to manage scheduling, print out name cards, fill out Executive Evaluations forms, and much more.

COURSE 6: Adding Value

Here are lots of little details. How to manage scheduling, print out name cards, fill out Executive Evaluations forms, and much more.

COURSE 5: General operations

Here are lots of little details. How to manage scheduling, print out name cards, fill out Executive Evaluations forms, and much more.

COURSE 6: Running workshops

Here are lots of little details. How to manage scheduling, print out name cards, fill out Executive Evaluations forms, and much more.

JSL MEMBER COURSE 1: About Junior Speakers League

This module provides direct training to club members, or individuals doing self-study, in addition to their club handbook. We have videos and quizzes to help instill the information needed to become great public speaker.

JSL COURSE 2: Club Roles

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JSL MEMBER COURSE 3: The Basic Level Speeches

This module provides direct training to club members, or individuals doing self-study, in addition to their club handbook. We have videos and quizzes to help instill the information needed to become great public speaker.

JSL MEMBER COURSE 4: The Intermediate Level Speeches

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JSL MEMBER COURSE 5: The Advanced Level Speeches

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JSL MEMBER COURSE 6: Other

These trainings provide additional information to improve members’ skills.

Zoom Townhalls exclusively for Subscribers

Our bi-weekly Tuesday and Saturday Zoom townhalls provide subscribers a place to ask questions and share ideas with our trainers and other Subscribers/Chairpersons.

Discounts and Downloads

Only Subscribers (and their club members) have access to download our forms, and if you want to order bundles of 10 physical handbooks, you can save a bundle!

Meet Your Teachers

Marcus Brown

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Melinda Smith

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