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Effective Communication Programmes for Schools

Public Speaking

About

​The LSMD Programmes for Schools are ideal for candidates over the age of 15 years. Through the LSMD programmes Transition Year and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates prepare for the working world by building interview and presentation skills, developing curriculum vitae and application letters.

Programme Structure

Teachers can prepare students over the academic year. Each examination lasts for 20 minutes and candidates will be examined on the following elements:

  • Presentation
  • A Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Job Interview
  • Prepared Talk (2 minute max)
  • Prepared Reading
Presentation

Candidates will be expected to greet the examiner in the appropriate manner and marks awarded will be a reflection of the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively throughout the exam. At the start of the examination candidates should present a copy of their CV and Application Letter to the examiner. All material presented must be neat and legible.  Marks awarded will be a reflection of the candidate’s ability to communicate effectively throughout the exam.

Job Interview

Candidates will be expected to enter into a job interview situation with the examiner. The examiner will take on the role of the interviewer and the candidate the interviewee.

Letter of Application and Curriculum Vitae

Candidates should come prepared with a formal and up-to-date C.V. and should inform the examiner of the position for which they are applying. Candidates will be expected to present a formal letter of application for the position for which they are applying for.

Prepared Talk (2 Minutes Maximum)

Candidates will be expected to deliver a prepared talk on any subject chosen by them, using visual aids when appropriate. They must construct the speech accordingly and pay attention to the structure of the talk ensuring they do not exceed the 2 minute time limit.

Prepared Reading

Candidates will be expected to prepare a chapter that is at least 2 – 3 years a passage from a book of their choice. The examiner will then select a piece from this chapter, which the candidate must read aloud.

Schedule of Maximum Marks

Section

Marks

Presentation

10

Job Interview

40

Letter & CV

20

Prepared Talk

20

Prepared Reading

10