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Laurie Taylor

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Sociologist and broadcaster Professor Laurie Taylor teaches the art of public speaking and communication skills to a KS4 class of boys in London.

The pupils, from John Kelly Boys' Technology College in Brent, are given the task of speaking on a given subject for a minute without stopping, and find it's much harder than they thought.The boys also given the chance to try a bit of stand-up comedy.

They leave the lesson with a new respect for the value of talking to each other rather than sitting and watching television.

Part of the series: A World of Maths

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