Junior VMI Course
The PSR Method
(Presentation Skills & Reading)
A life skill for children and young students
One of the greatest gifts you can give children is confidence.
Enable them to be the best presenter in class, increase their joy in reading and greater confidence when going for job interviews.
A child will say their first word at about two years of age. They do this by mimicking their parents. From this point they will start to learn a vocabulary, language, accent, speed, and an intricate way of arranging words in a sentence.
They are gradually creating their unique speech pattern - it’s rather like their verbal DNA.
Once they start school they will pick up habits from their peers - and many of them bad.
There is a lot of reading involved in the first years of life and many children don't enjoy it. On top of that, quite early on, they have to read aloud in class. They have to make presentations, attend interviews and entry level tests for university which is nerve racking; even for most adults.
That’s not all, starting their working life, they have to face job and promotion interviews and competition is fierce.
The fact is; none of us were taught a communication technique at school because there wasn’t one, we were simply taught to string words together.
Now there is a way children can learn to speak with more confidence and clarity and also start to enjoy reading.
The PSR Method will have a major effect on their education and career.
THE PSR METHOD
Presentation Skills & Reading
Of course, everyone can talk and give a presentation. In the same way, we can all hit notes on a piano. But if you are ambitious and want to become a professional you need to learn a technique; a set of basic rules which will put you firmly in charge. Without a technique, we have to rely on our instinct!
Have a look at the description from the Oxford Dictionary:
"The innate aspect of behaviour that is unlearned".
In other words, 'guessing'. It may be an educated guess, but a guess nonetheless!
On the other hand, it describes 'technique' as follows:
1. A set of specific rules which determine the degree of excellence.
2. The degree of skill or command of fundamentals exhibited in any performance.
The PSR Method changes speech patterns from instinct to technique.
It will help a child conquer nerves and give confidence to stand up in class and read aloud by giving them a specific set of rules to follow when reading and speaking.
When attending interviews there may be 50 or more applicants for one job, this is one of the main reasons why the applicant must tell their story better than their competition.
Benefits of the PSR Method for children and young adults:
Speaking at a slower rate – 73% of people speak too fast!
Helping to bring clarity where shyness or mumbling leads to inaudible speech.
Helping to improve confidence at speaking in front of others.
Improve retention when studying.
Increase enjoyment when reading for leisure because stories come to life with the PSR Method.
The possibility to record voiceovers – there is work for youngsters out there!