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KSP Book Club- Lend Me Your Ears

I remember the first time my little girl got onto the stage to give a short speech. I remember what I told her about looking at the audience, getting the modulations right and letting go of her fears. My husband insists we play videos of orators like Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro and Barack Obama right from a young age to inspire our daughter to become a successful orator. We started looking up for the speech transcripts of these successful leaders and let me tell you, it was not an easy task.

If you are a parent who is keen on raising a successful orator, here is a list of the best young achievers who will inspire your child. If you are looking for something more, here is the book you will need that we are talking about in this week's KSP Book Club.

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What is the book?

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The book that's on our shelf this week is Lend Me Your Ears-written by the famous academician turned writer  Terry O' Brien and is published by Penguin Random House India. The author is a popular name in the academic circle, is a famous quiz master, media consultant and a popular writer.

What is it about?

The book is a wonderful collection of the best pieces of prose and poetry from the best of American and English writers. With tips for enhancing your child's public speaking skills and letting go of your stage fear, this book has them all. With Mark Antony's famous words for its title, this book does more for children with its "Kiddies Corner" with essays, features and short stories for your budding orators.

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Why is this book on our shelf?

  • For parents who are looking to build their child's oratorical skills, this book is a must-have. With the world's best works edited and compiled, this is a great read for your kid (and you!)
  • With motivational words of some of the greatest leaders of the world, this book also has tips for enhancing your child's public speaking skills as well as pieces from some of the greatest plays.
  • Suggested for kids aged 6 and above, this book will surely come handy when you are helping your child prepare for an elocution/debate in school.

Stay tuned for KSP Book Club as we tell you the pick of the new releases you must consider for your child's reading time! Read this book?Share your feedback in the comments below!

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