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Concerned Black Men of Richmond held annual Public Speaking event at Franklin Military Academy with Toastmasters of Richmond

March 30, 2019 by  
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March 26, 2019

 

Greetings and salutations!

The Concerned Black Men of RVA held our annual “Public Speaking” event, Saturday, March 9th.   It was held at Franklin Military Academy and conducted by Nancy Johnson and Jeanette Hall-Merritt from the Toastmasters of Richmond.

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There were 13 youth and 6 mentors in attendance for this activity.  They started the event with an exercise where the boys were instructed to line up according to their birthdays without talking. This proved to be problematic until they noticed the calculator caddy in the room that made it a lot easier to complete.

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Next, Jeanette talked about the importance of using gestures when speaking.  She showed how when used properly, they can really enhance your ability to convey a message.

 

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They were then shown a video from the speech given by a Toastmasters Champion and discussed how he used gestures and as well as other techniques to deliver his message.

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Public Speaking 2019

Public Speaking 2019

 

Public Speaking 2019

The boys were then given the opportunity to use what they were taught.  Each of them was instructed to pull a rock from a bag which had one word on it such as believe, hope and love.  They spoke for between one and two minutes and did an outstanding job!  Not to be out done by the boys, the mentors each had a chance to show what we could do.

Public Speaking 2019

Public Speaking 2019

The Concerned Black Men of RVA made the decision several years ago to incorporate this activity in our curriculum annually and we are seeing remarkable growth in the boys who consistently participate in this event.

 

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 Thomas Cannon presented Nancy Johnson and Jeanette Hall-Merritt with one of our CBM mugs as we thanked them for continuing to assist us with this activity.

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Afterwards we made our trek to Pizza Hut where the boys enjoyed some food for their hard work.

 

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The Concerned Black Men of RVA would again thank each of you for your interest and contributions to our organization.  You play a major role in our mission to impact the youth that we serve with impactful activities to enhance their life skills and development. 

Thank you again!

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond holds ‘Improve Your Speaking’ activity at Franklin Miltary Academy

February 10, 2018 by  
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January 29, 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA  are excited to kick off 2018!  We started with our “Improve Your Speaking” activity at Franklin Military Academy.  The activity was coordinated by Mark Robinson with the RVA chapter of the “Toastmasters”.  There were 11 mentees and 8 mentors in attendance. 

Stacy Taylor of the Richmond Toastmasters started the event with a review of some accepted techniques for proper public speaking. 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Next, Mark Robinson elaborated on “LPR”, (listen, pause and respond); a technique for answering questions.

After a brief discussion, the mentees were required to draw a question from a bag and use the “LPR” technique to answer the question.  They were required to have an introduction, 3 points and a conclusion.  We started with volunteers and then called on each of the rest to apply what we discussed.

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each of the mentees met the requirements and most answered their first selection pulled from the bag!

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Not to be out done, the mentors demonstrated their speaking prowess as well.  It was a great experience for all!

 

Public Speaking 2018

Public Speaking 2018

Each month the Concerned Black Men of Richmond VA attempts to provide the youth corp with activities that will enhance their development into productive citizens.  We thank you for your contributions to our organization and trust that each of you knows how much it is appreciated!

 

Sincerely,
Tim Mallory, President CBM-RVA

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