Presentation Skills Lions

  • Experienced
  • Weeks
  • Years 1 - 2

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
Course Objectives
  • 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.

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Course Overview

Term #4 Programs are now well under way, and we are no longer taking bookings for this term! 

If you’re keen to join in 2021, please register your interest online here, or check out our January holiday workshops!

Utilising a range of fun and interactive activities, this program encourages 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 every term, with the same stream running across all our venues (and online):

  • Term #1 takes students through informative speeches and places a particular focus on News Reporting;
  • Term #2 helps students prepare and present using one of the most essential speech crafting tools – Storytelling;
  • Term #3 gives students the tools they need to put together a range of different Persuasive Speeches; and
  • Term #4 allows students to reflect upon and develop their own personal Speaking Manner.

As with all our programs, we keep class sizes small (a maximum of 8) so our experienced coaches can provide everyone with plenty of support and attention, including plenty of individualised feedback.

When we listen to presentations, the clear majority of our attention – around 93% – isn’t spent listening to the actual words that people say. Instead, most of our attention goes towards the presenter’s speaking manner – their body language and the tone they use to speak.

Our Term #4 Lions program aims to help students take their speaking manner to the next level. Focusing on three skills that students in this age group find quite tricky – hand gestures, varied vocabulary and eye contact – our coaches guide students through a range of activities that help them holistically build all three skills.

Through combining these activities with individualised feedback and self-reflection, students will be able to come into their own, and develop their own personal brand when making speeches!

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.

Notably, 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 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 particularly high risk from COVID-19, SSA places their safety (and the safety of our coaches) as our highest priority.  This emphasis on safety is the first tier of our teaching policy.

We generally consider the risk of transmission at our programs to be very unlikely.  This is for three reasons:

  1. From a general perspective, whilst children are not immune, they do show substantially milder symptoms than adults, and appear to catch and transmit the virus at lower rates.
  2. Local transmission rates are currently low, and the Government is acting very cautiously in removing restrictions – most people who catch the virus are quarantined, as are any known close contacts, which has significantly limited the spread of the virus.
  3. We have put in place a range of extra protections that are reviewed continuously for best practice, and seek to keep students as safe as possible.

We have prepared our COVID-19 Action Plan, which outlines the three methods we are using to keep students safe.

Whilst you are very welcome to read the Action Plan in full, the three elements are:

  1. Symptom Testing – whilst we instruct all parents not to send students displaying symptoms (or awaiting test results), we will be using temperature checks and coach training to ensure that any students who show symptoms are isolated and removed from programs;
  2. Limited Exposure – there are a range of steps in place to help ensure that students (and parents) socially distance, and limit the chance of spreading the virus; and
  3. Enhanced Sanitation – we have adopted hand and surface cleaning regimens to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, we will also be continuing to offer online programs for the foreseeable future. This will 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 indication, 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 Speaking Manner program, students should:

  • understand how to apply the groundwork so they can more easily express their thoughts and opinions using their speaking manner;
  • be able to use their hand gestures and eye contact to effectively engage their audience;
  • have been given multiple opportunities to present to their class in each and every session; and
  • feel more comfortable and natural when presenting in front of audiences!

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:

  • a feedback sheet, prepared individually for them by their coach, which goes through what they’ve improved on, and what still needs some work;
  • a certificate recognising their achievements;
  • a course booklet that covers everything they’ve learned throughout the program;
  • the speech that they prepared for their final presentations; and
  • an improved understanding of how to present in an engaging manner!
Course Reviews

Very good program - we are looking forward to you running after school programs in our area!

Amy L, Parent Presentation Skills Tigers

Loved the communication - I feel everyone is very dedicated.

My son also benefitted for the course we will continue to enrol him next term.

Chloe, Parent Presentation Skills Lions
  • Of the parents we've surveyed about our online programs...

  • 100%

    Felt their child had fun

  • 100%

    Believed their child's confidence improved

  • 100%

    Thought their child's speech structure improved

  • 92%

    Said their child's manner improved