Actress Amy Hargreaves on how she's helping kids with public speaking
Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ actor Amy Hargreaves encouraging kids to ‘find their voice’
Actor Amy Hargreaves on being a Speak Well ‘Role Model’ and helping young people learn public speaking, confidence and better communication.
Actress Amy Hargreaves is trying to help young kids learn better communication and public speaking skills since schooling has moved online during the ongoing pandemic.
Due to remote learning, many kids have little or no one-on-one interaction with their fellow classmates and teachers which means they're missing out on developing interpersonal skills.
Hargreaves appeared on "Varney & Co" on Wednesday and explained how she's using her experiences on-camera to help students.
"Patty Kennedy, the founder of Speak Well, [asked me] to come and help encourage kids to find their voice and to speak about my experiences and how public speaking and confidence out in public can really help in your whole life," she said.
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She said that one trick used is to play music and dance. "It really is a fun way to kind of loosen up and help us kind of let our hair down and have the kids talk to us a little more freely," the "13 Reasons Why" star added.
Hargreaves is thrilled the program is working and the kids involved are succeeding.
"I think it is working because the Speak Well program is exploding," she explained.