Experienced Public Speaking

  • Experienced
  • 2 Days
  • Years 7 - 9

This workshop, which changes every holiday, helps students develop specific public speaking skills.

Over the April holidays, the focus will be on Impromptu Speeches.

Student to Teacher Ratio 8:1
Course Objectives
  • Provide high school students with an opportunity to develop their skills in a novel public speaking setting.

  • Expose students to more advanced theory sessions that focus on a specific public speaking concept.

  • Give students plenty of opportunities to practice their speaking skills and receive feedback.

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Location The King's School, Parramatta
Dates

20th April

21st April

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9:00AM - 3:00PM

Length

2 Days

Price

$240

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Location The Shore School, North Sydney
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23rd April

24th April

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9:00AM - 3:00PM

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Location Southern Cross College, Burwood
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23rd April

24th April

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9:00AM - 3:00PM

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2 Days

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Course Overview

As students progress through high school, they’re likely to come across many challenges – one of which will undoubtably be public speaking.  Each of these opportunities to present will come with a unique set of circumstances, and it’s important that students are across a range of different speaking styles to meet the trials they’re almost certain to face.

Our Experienced Public Speaking program seeks to help students not only meet those trials, but truly conquer them.  This program changes every holiday, and places the focus on a different skill or type of public speaking.  Whether it be impromptu speaking, mock trials or developing speaking manner, every program is a great opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of public speaking and build their confidence to take those challenges head on.

During the April holiday period, we will be providing a two day program which places the focus squarely on impromptu speeches.

Whilst touched upon in all our courses (including our beginner Foundations of Public Speaking program), impromptu speaking is a different skill to the type of prepared speeches that students are often taught.  Rather than giving students the opportunity to consider their topic well in advance of delivering their presentation, impromptu speeches involve giving students only a few minutes (if any time at all) to give a talk on a randomly allocated topic.

Learning to think on your feet, not to mention speaking with confidence under pressure, is an invaluable skill that benefits students in school, work and their social lives.  Impromptu speaking is one of the best ways to develop these skills.

Our Experienced Public Speaking workshop is an experienced level program.

This program is meant for students with formal coaching in public speaking, rather than new students – we strongly recommend that students only enrol if:

Importantly, debating and public speaking are very different skills – attending a debating program, or participating in a debating program at school, doesn’t really prepare students for this workshop.  They would be better off giving our Foundations of Public Speaking program a try.

If you’re not sure whether your child would be better suited for our Foundations of Public Speaking or Experienced Public Speaking program, please get in touch and we would be more than happy to discuss it with you!

This course seeks to assist students present solid impromptu speeches by:

  • teaching strategies that allow students to present speeches with minimal preparation time;
  • detailing potential structures that students can use to help develop impromptu speeches in a pinch; and
  • providing students with various opportunities to present to the group and receive individualised feedback.

Day #1

We kick off the first day with some ice breakers, and then a revision of the concepts covered in the Foundations of Public Speaking program.  We then move onto the most common fundamental structure for impromptu speeches – the FAT method – and help students develop a range of concepts that they would be happy discussing as part of an unprepared speech.  The day concludes with a number of different speaking activities that consolidate these ideas, and help students reflect upon their impromptu speaking manner.

 

Day #2

The second day takes students through a range of different structures they might use in addition to the traditional IBC and FAT methods.  Students are shown how to adapt stimuli to topics they’re comfortable talking about, and given a wide range of opportunities to practice their impromptu speaking using real-world topics commonly used in public speaking competitions.

Our classes vary in size every holiday depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Experienced Public Speaking class is 8 students with one coach.

If there aren’t any spots left, it’s usually because we’ve hit capacity – please get in touch with us and we’ll see what we can do about either opening an extra class, fitting your child into the existing class, or putting you on a waitlist in case any students pull out!

After each program, students will go home with:

  • a feedback sheet prepared by their coach, which outlines what they’ve improved on during the course, and what they could continue to work on in the future;
  • a certificate recognising that they have completed the Experienced Public Speaking workshop;
  • a completed course book that contains all of the theory they’ve covered, as well as any notes that they’ve taken; and
  • a much better understanding of a specific skill associated with public speaking!

If you’re interested in doing another holiday program, we would recommend that students move onto either:

Unfortunately we don’t run any weekly term programs for high school students – that said, if you think there is demand in your area, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do!

Course Reviews

My son really enjoyed the class. He said the teacher was great - he is humorous, vivid and knowledgeable! There was a point to learn behind each game they played. Also there was a structured notebook for them to write down the key points and strategies they learned. My boy said he had a great time!

Roz, Parent Experienced Public Speaking

My daughter enjoyed the structured approach to speech writing and the fun way to tackle the best delivery! We will definitely come back again!

Katrin, Parent Experienced Public Speaking