Prime International Gavel Club has been formed by our Founder Renée Wong since 2016.
It is often said that big employers often have numerous business meetings and presentations every day where the ability to speak in public is critical. Those who work in local, state, and federal governments must constantly present their ideas and give speeches on proposed legislation.
Confidence in front of a crowd is one trait consistently sought after on any resume or in a job interview. Those who learn to keep their butterflies in formation are the employees sought after in Fortune 500 companies like Bank Of America, Wells Fargo, Apple, and in other high-paying business fields.
The way our Gavel Club works is simple. Once a week, our regular meeting is held. In these meetings there are many unique speaking roles: one person prepares a speaking tip, one keeps time of speakers and gives reports, one is the ballot counter and announcer, along with many others. Each role is a vital part of the meeting, helping each member learn speaking skills in many different ways. Each week there are also several speakers. When a "Gavelier" first starts out, their first speech is on a simple topic: themselves. From there, objectives for the 5-7 minute talks narrow their focus, such as perfecting body language, organizing speech info, and making a great impression with your audience.
And the unique thing about the way our club works? The meetings are completely run by the teens themselves! It's not just a teaching time - it's a hands-on learning time, where everyone works together, and learns from each other, in a supportive environment.
A Gavelier's hard work pays off quickly, too. After giving their first 10 speeches, they will receive the crisp, gilded Competent Gavelier Communicator certificate from Toastmasters International, suitable for framing. This certificate is nationally recognized, and will show any employer that your student has what it takes for their job opportunity. Students will also receive a letter to their current employer or supervisor and two Advanced Manuals free of charge.
By completing these manuals (along with other projects) members can learn even more speaking skills and gain other awards such as Advanced Gavelier Bronze Communicator, Advanced Gavelier Silver Communicator, and so on. All of these will help your student gain recognition on their transcript and skills that will pave the way to that high paying job later on.
So if you're ready for your student to start improving their public speaking skills, why not consider Prime International Gavel Club? Want to see our club in action at a meeting? We'd love to have you, just drop us a line at our Contact page with any questions you may have.
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