It was an introvert’s worst nightmare.
In the words of Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Dean of Students Jeff Baugus, the second annual Amazing Shake contest was an awkward sell to teenagers. The event tested student’s soft skills in business through a series of speed-dating-style mini interviews in which they practiced their handshakes, eye contact, confidence and conversational skills.
“Teenage communication is much different than adult communication,” Baugus said. “It’s not that they couldn’t do it, they just have never had to.”
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