Resilience through Public Speaking

2 Day Fun Holiday Workshop
12th-13th October


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.

12th - 13th October 2019

The Important Details

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.

Resilience through Public Speaking

During this program, the students will be taught the key aspects of resilience by learning:

  • How to face their fears and harness their nervous energy

  • How to give and accept positive and constructive feedback

  • How to take risks and how to deal with setbacks

  • How to find their individual voice

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 resilience

  • 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 feel confident when you are feeling nervous

  2. How to speak effectively on camera

  3. How to overcome fear and not suffer from mental blocks

  4. How to speak to make people listen

  5. How to visualise a successful speech

  6. How to effectively structure your presentation

  7. How to relax through structured breathing and mindfulness techniques

  8. How to effectively use pauses and avoid filler words (umhs and ahs)

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 appear confident for a high school scholarship

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

  • Any student who may benefit from becoming more resilient before going into high school

  • Any student who wants to find their voice

  • Any student who wants to craft a story that enthralls the audience.

  • Any student who wants to know how to build confidence throughout their life

What will they learn?

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

  • How to find their individual, unique voice

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

  • How to be confident even when they are feeling nervous

  • How to practice and prepare an effective speech

  • How to deliver a clear, confident presentation

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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