Courage through Public Speaking

2 Day Fun Holiday Workshop
28th-29th September


Children are taught through fun interactive games and always have a smile on their face.


Children are taught fundamental leadership skills that will help them in any stage of their development.

Safe Environment

All coaches have Working With Childrens Check.

28th - 29th September 2019

The Important Details

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.

Courage through Public Speaking

  • In this program, the students will be taught how speaking in public can be fun and exciting through:

    • How to use their natural talents to be unique and interesting

    • How to use their posture, their voice and words to make them feel confident

    • How to feel courageous before getting up on stage

    • How to have fun so that the audience will have fun with them

What will your child be doing?

  • Participating in group games to build confidence

  • Presenting their prepared speech to an audience

  • Participating in group discussions that teach how to build courage.

  • Practicing how to give constructive feedback to peers

  • Taking notes to become a better speaker

Practical Public Speaking Skills

Within this program, the public speaking skills that they will learn include:


  1. How to use your body to feel courageous

  2. How to use your voice to sound confident

  3. How to have fun on stage when speaking

  4. How to project your voice to get people’s attention

Who is this course for?

  • Any student who wants to improve their speaking skills

  • Any student who has a fear of public speaking

  • Any student who wants to be selected for a leadership position

  • Any student who wants to find their voice

  • Any student who wants to know how to build courage.

What will they learn?

By the end of the program, students will have learnt:


  • How to have fun on stage.

  • How to accept their fears of public speaking as a natural part of the presentation process

  • How to be confident even when they are feeling nervous

  • Using gestures to convey a point.

What does your child need to bring?

  • A notebook

  • Pens-black and blue

  • Coloured textas- red, orange, green, blue and black

  • Food for morning tea, lunch  and afternoon tea*

  • Water bottle

Get your child ready for the future!

Normanhurst Boys High School

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.

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