Develop your public speaking skills, discover new techniques, and learn how to not let nerves get in the way of successfully communicating. Work with a public speaking coach, TEDx and keynote speaker, and 4 x elected mayor to learn from real life experiences in communication.
Expand your thinking and gain inspiration by learning from powerful speeches in history. Develop and hone a speech for building your skills or for use in scholarship applications, student body elections, or talking your parents into letting you get that dog!
Program Dates and Audience
- June 13-18, 2021
- Rising 9-12 grade students
- Commuting Scholar - $575
- Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
- Residential Scholar - $975
Meet Your Instructor
Mayor Partin is a nonpartisan leader who holds the distinction of being the first female to serve in the office of Mayor in Cayce, South Carolina, a historic city across the Congaree River from the state capital of Columbia. A leader on numerous boards including the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities, Elise is on faculty at the Buckley School of Public Speaking and teaches a popular course “Demystifying Elected Office” at the #1 ranked public University of South Carolina Honors College. She is known as a devoted servant-leader who builds consensus, activates innovations and accomplishes the unimaginable.