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Presentation Skills Lions

Presentation Skills Lions

  • Mixed Experience
  • 9 - 10 Weeks
  • Years 1 - 2

Our Lions program, which changes from term to term, aims to help students develop their presentation skills in a range of different speaking styles.

This program is aimed at experienced Year 1 students, and all Year 2 students.

Student to Teacher Ratio 9:1
Course Objectives
  • Ensure students have ample chances to practice speaking and receive constructive feedback in a welcoming setting.

  • Infuse each session with fresh theoretical knowledge about public speaking.

  • Help students discover the joy and excitement public speaking can offer!

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Location Online Program
Day

Thursday

Time

4:15PM - 5:45pm

Dates

25th July - 26th September

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$400

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Location Carlingford Campus
Day

Monday

Time

3:50PM - 5:50pm

Dates

22nd July - 16th September

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$540

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Location Ryde Campus
Day

Wednesday

Time

4:30PM - 6:30pm

Dates

24th July - 25th September

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$600

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Location Fairfield Campus
Day

Wednesday

Time

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Dates

24th July - 25th September

Length

10 Weeks

Price

$450

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Location Chatswood Campus
Day

Thursday

Time

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Dates

1st August - 26th September

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$441

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Location North Sydney Campus (Head Office)
Day

Saturday

Time

12:00PM - 1:00pm

Dates

27th July - 21st September

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$288

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Location Castle Hill Campus
Day

Saturday

Time

1:50PM - 2:50pm

Dates

27th July - 21st September

Length

9 Weeks

Price

$256

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Course Overview

Bookings are now open for Term #3!

Please note that Castle Hill classes will not run on 3 August 2024. The pricing has taken this into account. 

 

Key Features

  • Runs over 1-hour, 1.5-hour and 2-hour weekly sessions, depending on venue
  • Designed for experienced Year 1 students and all Year 2 students
  • Encourages students to step outside their comfort zones and places a particular focus on cultivating engaging presentation styles
  • 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
  • All sessions are run in a supportive and nurturing learning environment
  • Small classes to ensure everyone can practice and receive plenty of individualised feedback

If you’re looking for a way to build confidence while covering simpler content, you may want to give our Presentation Skills Leopards program a try.

 

Term Focuses

The focus of each Lions program changes every term, with the same stream running across all our venues (and online):

  • Term #1 – Persuasive Speeches, with a focus on pulling together cohesive and logical presentations;
  • Term #2 – preparing and presenting engaging stories through Creative Narratives;
  • Term #3 – Convincing Audiences, focusing on developing a captivating speaking manner to get your audience onside; and
  • Term #4 – looking at how News Reports can help keep your audience informed.

While it’s recommended that students try each of these focuses, and the emphases change each year, there is no particular need to start with any of them, meaning students are welcome to join at any time!

 

More Information

Term #3 runs from mid-July to mid-September each year.

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 #3 Lions program aims to help students build their persuasive skills and give them the tools required to convince their audiences of their point of view. By combining strong speech manner with a range of skills endemic to debating, students are introduced to a range of methods they can use to get their audience onside.

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!

After completing the Presentation Skills Lions Convincing Audiences program, students should:

  • have been exposed to various persuasive techniques;
  • understand various elements of speaking manner, and be able to put those elements into practice; and
  • have been given multiple opportunities to present to their class in each and every session.

Our Presentation Skills Lions course is a mixed-experience program designed for all Year 2 students and experienced Year 1 students.

It is tailored for:

  • Students in Year 2 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 who have already completed one or more terms of Lions (the focus changes every term, so there’s no repetition of content for students);
  • Students who have been completing our Presentation Skills Leopards program and have either entered Year 2, or have been recommended to move up by their coach;
  • Students who have previously completed either our Speaking Skills Butterflies or Speaking Skills Bumblebees workshops for Kindy kids;
  • Students in Year 1 who are not able to make any of our Presentation Skills Leopards classes; and
  • Any students in Year 1 or 2 who have previously tried our Presentation Skills Tabby Cats or Presentation Skills Tigers holiday workshops and have been recommended to join by their coach!

We usually recommend that students continue with Presentation Skills Lions throughout Year 2 (before moving up to Public Speaking Wombats or Debating Wallabies). The focus changes every term, so there’s always something new for students to learn!

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what’s best for your child!

Revision of Fundamental Concepts

The program starts with a succinct (but critical) revision of essential concepts, including audience engagement and speech structure.

This helps prepare students for the rest of the program and ensures that everyone starts on a similar level, especially students who have not been exposed to public speaking before.

 

Convincing Audiences

For the Convincing Audiences focus for our Lions program, students will generally cover:

  • Topic #1 – Introductions, icebreakers & revising presentation skills fundamentals
  • Topic #2 – Persuasive techniques and how they make a speech more convincing
  • Topic #3 – Verbal and physical manner essentials to appear more persuasive
  • Topic #4 – Consideration of essential debating concepts
  • Topic #5 – Building an individual tone and expression bank to further develop speaking manner
  • Topic #6 – Pulling each concept together in an end-of-term presentation

 

Practice Speeches & Activities

The remainder of the program introduces them to various concepts and activities that will help enhance their presentation skills, which are, in turn, reinforced through regular practice speeches and feedback!

 

End of Term Presentation

Each term ends with a presentation, either to peers or parents (depending on the venue). This is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase what they’ve learned over the course of the term and continue their confidence-building journey.

Students generally spend the last couple of sessions preparing and practising their speeches for the presentation.

Coaches will also provide an update to parents on what was covered during the term, as well as what comes next for the students’ public speaking journeys.

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 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.

As a mixed-experience program, our Presentation Skills Lions program is designed to be completed multiple times – with a different focus every term, there’s always something new for students to take away from the program!

Alternatively, our 1 or 1.5-hour Presentation Skills Leopards class has similar focuses to our Lions program, meaning you can also attend it interchangeably without repeating content.

However, if you’re looking for something during a school break, you may want to try one of our holiday workshops, such as Presentation Skills Tigers, which builds on the skills learned during the term.

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

Course Reviews

My child has attended public speaking classes with Speaking School Australasia for two terms, and we are very satisfied with the results.

The lessons are high quality, and the coaches are very experienced. Every term the lessons are booked out very soon.

I chose this school after comparing several similar providers, and I am glad I made the right choice.

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Ruby, Parent Presentation Skills Lions

Online session of sydney speaking school is very flexible and this has helped to increase my daughter's speaking skills. She loved all the session and was able to learn to use actions and eye contact while speaking. I do strongly recommend for the beginners. Thanks

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Sasi, Parent Presentation Skills Lions
  • Of the dozens of Lions students surveyed in 2023...

  • 93%

    had fun!

  • 88%

    felt more confident!

  • 89%

    improved their speaking manner!

  • 82%

    wanted to come back next time!

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