9:30AM - 1:00PM
Set over eight sessions across four days, this program changes every holiday, and is designed to help students develop a range of more advanced presentation skills.
This program is recommended for experienced students only.
Provide early primary students with new public speaking experiences.
Introduce students to new perspectives on public speaking, whilst understanding that students lack abstract thought.
Provide students with various opportunities to practice their skills and receive individualised feedback.
Set over eight sessions across four days, rather than teaching abstract theory (which becomes more important as students develop, but is difficult for students of this age), this program helps experienced Year 1 – 2 students develop their speaking ability using experiential learning and good habits.
This program changes every holiday, allowing students to practice and develop a much wider range of presentation skills. Every workshop places the focus on a different element of presenting to audiences – from manner to storytelling – and takes a deep dive into the selected topic, allowing students to develop their skills in a different ways each and every holiday.
As with all our online programs, class sizes are kept small (a maximum of 8) so that each student can be provided with maximum support and attention, including plenty of individualised feedback from our experienced coaches.
When audiences listen to a speech, the bulk of their attention – around 93% – is directed not to the words that you’re saying, but to your physical and verbal manner. Given this, it is crucial to get this part of public speaking right to ensure that any audience is listening.
Utilising activity based, experiential learning, students will focus less on the matter and method of speechcrafting, and much more on its presentation to an audience.
Whilst students will cover all areas of manner, particular focus will be placed on three areas – namely stance, vocabulary and eye contact.
Each session is targeted at helping students create and present more engaging speeches, and boosting the relationships (and therefore interest) between the audience and the speaker.
We genuinely believe that whilst our online programs look and feel a little different, they are just as effective in helping students develop their speaking abilities.
Unlike most providers, we run all our online programs live in small classes – nothing is pre-recorded, and everything happens in real time. This means that coaches are able to adapt their teaching style to the class that they actually have, leading to the best possible learning outcomes for students.
Students are also given just as many opportunities to practice in front of an audience – whilst not physically present, students can still see all their peers’ faces on the computer screen, providing them with an audience that feels (and is) very real. This means that students are still able to apply the theory they learn, develop their confidence, and crucially receive indvidualised feedback in real time.
All of our online holiday workshops run for eight sessions over four days, with each session being 1.5 hours long, and a good half hour break between the two sessions.
So, for example, if the program was scheduled for 9:30am to 1:00pm each day, the first session that day would be from 9:30am to 11:00am, with a half an hour break before the second session between 11:30am and 1:00pm.
Students won’t be starting at the screen all day either – they will get a short break in the middle of each session, and will be encouraged to prepare their practice speeches (at least one every session) on paper, as they would in a physical classroom setting.
Our Presentation Skills Tigers Online workshop is designed for experienced students.
There are two groups of students who would benefit from our Presentation Skills Tigers program.
The first group are those who have previous formal coaching in public speaking. This may be from one of our programs – perhaps our Tabby Cats holiday program, or our Leopards or Lions weekly term programs – from another provider, or potentially through their school. The Presentation Skills Tigers Online program also changes from holiday to holiday, so students are more than welcome (and even encouraged) to give it a couple of tries. If you’re not sure whether your child has enough experience, please get in touch and we can chat about your circumstances.
The second group is for students who have a little experience, but are naturally more confident and would be able to hold their own with other, more experienced students. Whilst we would still recommend that these students still give our Presentation Skills Tabby Cats program a try first, we understand that things don’t always line up. Given this, we sometimes enrol a few students without much experience. If you think your child may fall into this category, please reach out and we can discuss it with you!
After completing the Presentation Skills Tigers Online program, students should:
The first day is designed to help students get to know one another, and feel comfortable in the online classroom setting. Alongside a range of fun speaking activities and some revision, students will look at how best to hold themselves and their palm cards, and how this impacts their influence over their audience.
As students progress, they will spend the second day looking into their vocabulary, and how to come up with more interesting and expressive ways to explain concepts. This is coupled with a number of activities to help students embrace more meaningful presentations.
Increasing Eye Contact
On the third day, students will move onto eye contact. By developing the skill of reducing full sentences to dot points and using strategically placed visual clues, students are encouraged to spend more time looking their audience in the eyes and forming a stronger relationship with them.
On the fourth day, students will put these skills together to finalise and give their final presentations to the class, and parents are invited to sit in and watch. This is a great opportunity for students to present to a fuller audience, which not only helps them develop their confidence, but also represents an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned.
Our classes vary in size every workshop depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Tigers Online class is around eight 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!
By the end of the workshop, students will have:
I recommend this speaking school. After a online holiday course, my daughter got a lot improvement in her public speaking and confident. And the coach has done an amazing job as a public speaking coach.
My daughter couldn't wait any longer for the next term public speaking lesson. Thanks All!
My kids enjoyed the online holiday programs very much. They had a lot of fun and learnt very useful strategies. It was much better than I had expected!
After the Year 1 - 2 Online April Holiday Programs, we asked parents to let us know whether they...
...felt their child had fun100%
...believed their child's confidence improved100%
...thought their child's speech structure improved100%
...would say their child's manner improved100%