Skills builders

Communicate stage 5

Express myself

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Whether you’re using words, body language or emojis - get your message across.

The communicate skills builder will help you really express yourself, whether you prefer to talk, sign or text. Stage 5 is recommended for Guides and Rangers.

Here's a taste of the activities you can look forward to trying at this stage. Ask your leader about all the things you'll need to do to earn this badge.

Mass media means mass messaging - Social media, TV, magazines, films, advertising… the list goes on! We’re bombarded by media messages all day long. But how good are you at picking them apart and uncovering their hidden meanings? Time to find out…

Plain to see - Become a crystal-clear communicator and a jargon-busting champion as you give complicated text a well-needed makeover.

Rhubarb and custard - It’s not just what you say that conveys information – it’s the way you speak too. Discover the power of your vocal chords to express your thoughts and feelings.

That's what I said - Why do we miscommunicate or misunderstand messages? Find out what journey an idea in your head goes on to be understood by someone else in this fast-paced, quick-talking activity.

Erm, like, y'know? - Everyone can, like, pause sometimes. And, at the end of the day if it happens a lot it can erm, be annoying for listeners. With some practice you can ditch these fillers and become a more eloquent presenter.

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