2018 Camp Next: Saturday July 28
Camp Next: Accelerate Success for Young Leaders
When: Saturday July 28th: 9am – 2pm
Location: Electric Impulse Office
Why a Camp Next IV?
Our young people are going to have more opportunities to be visible and change the world, than any other generation has ever had. There are opportunities for them to speak that will be one- on-one, acing an interview, talking on social media in a podcast or TED Talk, being a guest on cable TV, introducing a famous guest at their college or standing on the mall in Washington, D.C. talking to 800,000.
This is why we created Camp Next . . . to help prepare our future leaders. Christa Mcauliffe, the teacher on the ill-fated Challenger, said “I touch the future I teach”. These young people are our future. They need to be prepared to speak when the spotlight of life is on them.
On February 14, 2018 seventeen students were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen more students were wounded making it one of the world’s deadliest school shootings.
Student survivors have been proactive in speaking about their fears and their future. They have spoken on TV, to their state legislature, to senators and congressmen, and organized a march on the nation’s capital where they spoke to over a half million in attendance.
The reason I bring this up is that these young people have been eloquent, articulate, and brave. This school district has made speech and debate a required subject for all students. Recently, they expanded this course work to start in first grade.
When you watch or listen to Emma Gonzalez or Jaclyn Corin or David Hogg it is hard to believe they are high school students. Their school course work prepared them how to be in the spotlight when this horrible tragedy occurred in their hallways.
Young people today will make a difference. Camp Next can help prepare young leaders for their personal goals or community goals.
- Answering the “why you” question: why should we select you, hire you or listen to you?
- Having your voice heard in small or large group scenarios
- Quickly preparing comments so you don’t miss the moment
- Speaking with little preparation time
- Combating nerves that get in the way of your message
- Reducing or eliminating saying to yourself “I should have said…“
- Table etiquette so you can focus on your message not which fork to use
- Dress to keep the focus on your message
- Learn from those just ahead of you in school or the workplace