3:50PM - 5:50PM
22nd July - 23rd September
This program, which changes from term to term, helps students develop their presentation skills in a range of different speaking styles.Student to Teacher Ratio 8:1
Focus on a specific set of skills or type of speech, and build students' understanding over the course of the term.
Help students feel more confidence when they present in front of audiences.
Provide students with various opportunities to practice, receive feedback, and develop good speaking habits.
Utilising a range of fun and interactive activities, this program allows coaches to encourage students to step further out of their comfort zones, and places a particular focus on cultivating engaging presentation styles.
The focus of each Lions program changes each term, with the same program being taught across all our venues (and online) – we’ve got more specific details for what’s coming up next below!
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 we get up to speak in front of audiences, we may want to teach them something new or entertain them, but most commonly we’re doing so because we want to persuade them to do something differently.
Our Term #3 Lions program places the focus squarely on these types of persuasive speeches. Whilst students will likely have already covered basic persuasive speech structure in our Leopards or Tabby Cats programs, this Lions program takes these speeches to the next level, showing students not only how to structure and prepare those ideas, but looking at techniques they can use to actually persuade their audiences.
During the upcoming term, we will be offering our weekly programs both in-person and online.
For the most part, there is very little that separates our online and physical programs – both are interactive, cover the same theoretical concepts, and give students a range of opportunities to practice and develop their skills. Whilst some activities are different between the two, as some activities lend themselves better to physical or online classes, the actual learning outcomes remain the same for both classes.
Importantly, the difference in price isn’t an indication of the quality of the program, or how much students will get out of the experience – both get the same amount of attention and care, and we’ve found some students actually develop better in an online environment. The deviation instead is simply a result of the higher costs (such as venue hire) associated with running classes in-person.
Should you want to learn more about our online offering, we’ve got a helpful video which goes through our Presentation Skills Lions Online program below – stay tuned for one that explores our in-person program as well!
Whilst children appear to not be at a particularly high risk, SSA places their safety (and the safety of our coaches) as our highest priority. This is the first tier of our teaching policy.
We generally consider the risk of transmission at our programs to be extremely low. This is for three reasons:
We have prepared our COVID-19 Action Plan which outlines the three elements we are using to keep students safe.
Whilst you are very welcome to read the Action Plan in full, the three elements are:
In addition, we will also be continuing to offer online programs for the foreseeable future, to help ensure that parents and students who are uncomfortable with physical classes have an alternative that allows them to feel safe, whilst still receiving a quality education in public speaking and debating.
Please check out our COVID-19 Action Plan here, or get in touch if you have any questions!
Our Presentation Skills Lions course is an experienced level program.
Students are assumed to have a reasonable understanding of public speaking, and in particular persuasive speeches, before undertaking the program. By way of indiciation, the Lions program would be suitable for students who have:
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child!
After completing the Presentation Skills Lions Persuasive Speeches program, students should:
Our classes vary in size every workshop depending on how many bookings we receive – however, the maximum size of our Lions 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 each program, students will have:
Very good program - we are looking forward to you running after school programs in our area!
Loved the communication - I feel everyone is very dedicated.
My son also benefitted for the course we will continue to enrol him next term.
Of the parents we've surveyed about our online programs...
Felt their child had fun
Believed their child's confidence improved
Thought their child's speech structure improved
Said their child's manner improved