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Presentation Skills Leopards

Presentation Skills Leopards

  • Mixed Experience
  • 7 - 10 Weeks
  • Years 1 - 2

Presentation Skills Leopards is a hands-on and interactive program that is ideal for students looking to build confidence in a supportive and welcoming environment.

This program is recommended for all Year 1 students and beginner Year 2 students.

Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Course Objectives
  • Ensure students have ample opportunities to hone their skills and receive constructive feedback in a nurturing setting.

  • Introduce fresh theoretical content related to public speaking each session.

  • Aid students in discovering the fun of public speaking, enhancing their overall appreciation for it!

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Location Ryde Campus
Day

Wednesday

Time

4:30PM - 6:30PM

Dates

14th February - 10th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$540 $480

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Location Carlingford Campus
Day

Thursday

Time

3:50PM - 5:50pm

Dates

8th February - 11th April

Length

8 Weeks

Price

$600 $480

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Location Hurstville Campus
Day

Thursday

Time

4:00PM - 6:00pm

Dates

15th February - 11th April

Length

8 Weeks

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$540 $480

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Location Chatswood Campus
Day

Friday

Time

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Dates

2nd February - 5th April

Length

7 Weeks

Price

$441 $309

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Location Mitcham Campus
Day

Friday

Time

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Dates

9th February - 22nd March

Length

5 Weeks

Price

$420 $300

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Location Oakleigh Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

1:30PM - 3:00pm

Dates

3rd February - 23rd March

Length

5 Weeks

Price

$360 $225

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Course Overview

Bookings for Term #1 2024 are now open! 

 

Key Features

  • Runs over two-hour weekly sessions
  • Designed for all Year 1 students and beginner-level Year 2 students
  • Focus on developing presentation skills by spending the most time preparing and presenting speeches
  • Recognises students’ developmental stage and places emphasis on practising speeches and speaking activities rather than theory
  • Similar structure each week – students begin with an activity, run through a new element of content and consolidate with practical speaking tasks
  • High priority is placed on a supportive and nurturing learning environment
  • Small classes to ensure everyone can practice and receive plenty of feedback

 

Term Focuses

Our Leopards program changes every term, meaning that there is something different to focus on throughout the school year – in particular, students will cover:

  • Term #1 – Method and Speech Structure;
  • Term #2 – Storytelling and the art of telling an engaging narrative;
  • Term #3 – Speaking with Style and persuading audiences; and
  • Term #4 – News Reporting and informing audiences.

 

More Information

Term #1 runs from early February to mid-April each year.

One of the hardest parts of writing a speech is knowing where to start. What should I speak about? Which part ought I write first? How can I express my ideas, so my audience will understand where I’m coming from?

This term, students will be focusing on the methods involved in preparing a speech, with a particular focus on structuring their speeches. Utilising activity-based, experiential learning, students will spend most of their time in this program developing a range of presentations – using activities that feel like games – helping them learn how to piece together their thoughts into a coherent and engaging presentation (whilst also finding some time to develop their speaking manner as well)!

After completing the Method & Speech Structure program, students should:

  • have participated in several activities (that feel like games) in a nurturing class environment, each of which help break down the stigma that public speaking is something to be feared;
  • understand the essential elements of a speech, including the three M’s and simple persuasive speech structure;
  • have been given multiple opportunities to present to their class in each and every session; and
  • have a much greater appreciation of how fun public speaking can be!

Our Presentation Skills Leopards course is a mixed-experience program designed for students starting out in the world of public speaking.

It is designed for:

  • Students in Year 1 who have no public speaking experience (who can join from any term – there’s no requirement to join at the beginning of the year);
  • Students in Year 2 who have no public speaking experience and would like the opportunity to join a simpler program before moving up to Presentation Skills Lions;
  • Students who have already completed one or more terms of Leopards (the focus changes every term, so there’s no repetition of content across the entire year);
  • Students who have been completing our Presentation Skills Cubs program, which follows the same focuses across the year; and
  • Any students in Year 1 who have previously given our Presentation Skills Tabby Cats or Presentation Skills Tigers holiday workshops a go and have been recommended to join by their coach!

That said, if you’re not sure whether your child will handle the two-hour session length, we also run the more straightforward Speaking Skills Cubs program for Year 1 – 2 students as well.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child, or check out our video below to see how our term program progressions work!

Revision of Fundamental Concepts

The program starts with a succinct (but important) revision of essential concepts, including audience engagement and speech structure. This helps set students up for the rest of the program and ensures that everyone starts on a similar level.

Speech Structure Essentials + Integrating Opinions

After going through the basics, the next couple of sessions look at how to create engaging and structured speeches, particularly by focusing on essential components such as introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions! Students are also taught to think critically about their topics so that they can form and apply their own opinions to create meaningful and interesting speeches. Each of these concepts is coupled with a range of activities to help them apply their skills!

Manner Essentials and Practice Speeches  

The remainder of the program guides students through a range of concepts and interactive activities that are designed to challenge them and improve their presentation skills. These abilities span from non-verbal communication like body language to spoken articulation and beyond and are continuously fortified through routine practice speeches complemented with constructive feedback!

Parent Presentations

The term ends with a parent presentation – an opportunity for students to present to an adult audience.  Parent presentations are not only a great way to help students develop their confidence, but also represent an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned.  Students generally spend the last couple of sessions preparing and practising their speeches for the presentation.

 

This program is perfect for beginner-level students who are currently in Year 2.

It follows a similar structure to the Presentation Skills Lions program, so Year 2 students can move up at any term during the year without repeating content!

If you’d like to discuss your child’s specific circumstances, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

This program is not suitable for nearly every Kindy student.

We have specifically designed two programs for our tiny tots:

Given the age group involved, these programs are only in-person – we don’t run any Kindy programs online.

Our Cubs, Leopards, Lions, Tabby Cats and Tigers programs are designed for Year 1 – 2 students. They require students to be able to write at least simple sentences, as well as read their own handwriting and instructions on the board, which most Kindergarten students are unfortunately not able to do. This may well lead to those students feeling inferior to the rest of the class, creating new fears around public speaking – the exact opposite of what we hope to achieve.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or get in touch using our contact form to learn more!

Course Reviews

This is probably the best remote Zoom learning we have discovered for my 6 years old boy. The platform structured well, the teacher able to engage every students in questions and activities through Zoom. My son enjoyed very much.

It's never too early to learn how to speak effectively and with confidence through effective technology.

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Cindy, Parent Presentation Skills Leopards

Initially I had slightly reservations as it was going to be an online program given the ongoing pandemic with COVID-19. However, I am pleased to have made the decision.

The structure of the program, the attention to detail and support provided to my daughter has been invaluable. In particular, I understand the teacher after the first lesson talked to her managers and arranged to give my six-year-old extra attention where required after the lesson. As a parent, that extra support to accommodate the pace and different needs of children is what helps reassure us and sets businesses in this industry apart. For the two times my daughter has participated in your programs, we have had very good experiences with Speaking Schools Australasia and I highly commend both the teachers!

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Afsana, Parent Presentation Skills Leopards
  • After our Term #4 programs...

  • 100%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed enjoyed attending the program

  • 100%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed felt more confident

  • 100%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed saw their speaking manner develop

  • 92%

    of Year 1 - 2 students surveyed noticed their overall speaking skills improve

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