Academy of Speakers
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What is the Academy of Speakers?
The Academy of Speakers was established with the intention of creating the next generation of leaders. Having trained thousands of corporate executives in areas of increasing confidence, enhancing resilience and captivating audiences, the founders of Academy of Speakers found that many had not learnt these skills through their education.
It was also found that many students did not have these skills and learning these skills at an early age would have benefited them not just academically but also socially. The Academy of Speakers teaches public speaking but more importantly, helps students build resilience, gain confidence and enhance influencing skills.
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Programs We Offer
Courage through Public Speaking
Years 3 - 4
This course is designed for children early on in their development. It is aimed to make public speaking a fun activity rather than something to be scared of.
By shifting their mindset early, they will look forward to presenting their ideas and pursuing future leadership opportunities that require them to present in front of other people.
Resilience Through Public Speaking Years 5 - 6
The Academy of Speakers Resilience through Public Speaking program will give your child an added advantage before entering high school.
In this engaging and enjoyable course, the students will learn the basic principles of speaking in public while also learning the core foundations of building a resilient mindset and how to apply these principles into their daily life, not just public speaking
confidence through Public Speaking
Years 7 - 9
This is the intermediate course that the Academy of Speakers delivers. It is designed to build confidence and self esteem in young adolescents.
The Academy of Speakers Confidence through Public Speaking program will give your child an added advantage as they embark into the early years of high school.
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My son enjoyed the program, and his confidence in public speaking has improved. Even myself as a parent learned a few things to assist our kids to build resilience and confidence at home. Great program and will definitely come back for a future program.
Brilliant workshop! My daughter learnt many valuable skills, made new friends and gained confidence through lots of stage exposure and presentation opportunities. So much achieved in such a short time!! Thank you so much!
Academy of Speakers provides excellent guidance to young people to improve their confidence, resilience and public speaking skills. The dynamic teachers, make their courses fun for the children, whilst empowering their students with essential skills for success in life.
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Frequently asked questions
74% of people suffer from speech anxiety. It is extremely important to teach public speaking from a young age so they gain experience. Public speaking is one of the most valuable skill sets that employers also look for in employees. With it being the number one fear among adults, these programs will give your child an advantage academically and socially. There is no better time than now to set a strong foundation of resilience, confidence and influence through public speaking.
We use conscious, subconscious and unconscious processes to prepare students on how to present. We believe that students need to learn public speaking but more importantly, they need to develop in areas of resilience, confidence and influence to become better leaders. Many leadership skills are not taught at school or done so in a very theoretical manner and students do not value them or see any practical applications.The Academy of Speakers uses the art of public speaking to hone these skills.
Our teaching approach has three main pillars.
The most important factor in all of our coaching is the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the students. We go to great lengths to ensure that children feel safe during the programs. Parents are encouraged to stay at the premises so they can assist the student if required.
The next pillar is that the student should enjoy the experience.This should be an opportunity for the student to express their creativity and personality in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. It is vital that they see public speaking as a platform to find their own voice and discover their own personality.
It is essential that students associate laughter with public speaking not fear. We engage with them in a number of different ways including games, competitions and experiences. We subtly teach them the theory without them even knowing that they are learning
Lastly we focus on practice, practice and more practice. All of our programs are designed so that students will be presenting 80% of the time. This is unique to our program as many other programs focus more on theory. We create a safe and reinforcing environment where the students receive immediate personalised feedback so that they can adjust their style to make sure they can captivate their audience.
Public speaking is a lifelong skill that can be beneficial in the everyday world. From daily conversations with teachers or peers to speeches for leadership positions and jobs, it is a skill that will come in handy no matter what path your child takes. In addition, public speaking skills can assist your child to acquire higher marks in oral exams, job interviews and scholarships.