9:30AM - 1:00PM
A practical four day program that looks to provide students with a basic but important introduction to presenting in front of audiences, and focuses on developing crucial skills and habits rather than teaching abstract theory.Student to Teacher Ratio 8:1
Provide early primary students with their first public speaking experiences.
Utilise activities that feel like games to help students feel comfortable.
Put an emphasis on habits over theory, noting students haven't yet devloped abstract thought.
Help students develop a love for presenting in front of audiences.
This fun and interactive program is designed to equip students with the tools they need to present to an audience. Recognising that students in this age group have not yet developed abstract thought, the program places an emphasis on experiential learning in an online environment – using activities and games to help students build their confidence and form positive speaking habits.
In order to help all our students flourish, we make sure that the online classroom environment is welcoming to students of all abilities, and that every student is given plenty of opportunities to practice and develop their own voice.
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.
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 Tabby Cats workshop is a beginner level program.
In recognition of the importance of learning presentation skills from a young age, it has (since 2012) formed an important part of the Stage #1 (Year 1 – 2) syllabus for NSW schools. Given this, even younger students are no longer able to escape the obligation to speak in public.
Given this, Presentation Skills Tabby Cats is designed as a program for students – confident and shy alike – who do not have formal public speaking training. We all have to speak to audiences at multiple points throughout our lives, but we’re of the firm belief that not only is everyone capable of doing this, but that everyone is capable of enjoying it too.
After completing the Presentation Skills Tabby Cats Online program, students should:
Connecting with Audiences
The first day is designed to help students get to know one another, and feel comfortable in the online classroom setting. Amongst various speaking activities, students will be exposed to the concept of an audience, and come to understand that speeches are about finding a connection between their interests and their audience.
Developing Speech Ideas
As students progress, they will spend the second day working on forming their own opinions, and turning those opinions into speeches. They will have multiple opportunities to share and justify those opinions to their online class – all the while having fun with numerous speaking activities.
Forming Persuasive Speeches
On the third and fourth day, students will start crafting speeches – starting with their speech bodies, before moving onto introductions and conclusions. Each week will have a different focus, with the idea that students are able to build their speeches over time.
On the fourth day, students will 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 Tabby Cats 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:
My son enjoyed the 2 day program. I could see significant improvement on both days. He was very excited about the learnings and enthusiastically explained all that he learnt.
The report was detailed and summarised really well. Overall very happy and I highly recommend this program.
Location was great and the girls were both keen to come back on the second day. They both said that they enjoyed it and learnt some new skills. They also liked their instructors.
I think that the course is excellent, and the guide/workbook provided to the kids was well put together. Certainly able to refer back to it again in future.
After the Year 1 - 2 Online April Holiday Programs, we asked parents to let us know whether they...
...felt their child had fun
...believed their child's confidence improved
...thought their child's speech structure improved
...would say their child's manner improved