Communication plays a vital role in our everyday life. Whether it is our personal or professional life, proper communication is the need of the day. Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, reigns the number one fear in the world.
‘Speak up’, ‘Explain how you feel’, ‘Offer kind words’, are some of the mottos of Chatterbox- Speakers Institute, a public speaking institution for children. Chatterbox, through their “out of the box” course, provides a platform for children between the ages of 8 to 18 years, to shed their inhibitions of stage fear and public speaking and change the lives of many children across the nation. The Chatterbox- Speakers Institute Head Office is based in Siliguri.
The Chatterbox provides a 3 months long course in which each week a 2-hour long class is provided to the students. Stage Fright, Eye Contact, Body Language, Speech Delivery, NLP are some of the CB’s area of concentration. CB does not teach grammar or language and is not restricted to the English language only.
On September 8, the Grand Finale – Speech Competition was organized in Siliguri’s PBR Tower, where around 40 children, who completed their Level 1-Basic course in the Chatterbox- Speakers Institute, participated with much zeal and enthusiasm. Parents and relatives of the participants were also invited to witness the young orator. Conducted under the initiative of CB Co-Founders Dhiraj K Golyan and Joseph Sebastian, the Finale was divided into two categories- Junior and Senior category. Jury members from other clubs and organizations were called in to judge the students participating in the competition. In the event, 3 winners from each category (Junior & Senior) were presented with a memento and all the participants received their course completion certificate.
In Siliguri there are 3 classes running while there is one class in Guwahati, 3 in Kolkata, one in Ranchi, two in Jaipur, one in Dehradun and 2 in Kathmandu, Nepal for the moment. Chatterbox instils confidence in the young and guides them stepwise to be the best communicator they can ever be. By the end of 2023, Chatterbox aims to expand in 100 cities in India and 5 International cities.