Melbourne's Best Public Speaking Classes For Kids And Teens
Although it’s undeniably terrifying, it’s no secret that public speaking is an integral part of every child’s education. Beyond that, it’s also an important part of university, employment and life as a whole; not to mention a great skill to have from a personal standpoint, too.
Having the confidence to stand up and speak in front of people you don’t know comes naturally to very few people. In the majority of cases, it’s a learned skill that takes time, patience and a whole lotta practice. The good news is that Melbourne is home to some pretty excellent public speaking schools, geared towards giving kids and teenagers the courage they need to take to the stage with aplomb.
Here’s our pick of the best speaking schools in Melbourne.
1. Speaking Schools Australasia
Providing a nurturing environment for primary and high school students, Speaking Schools Australasia is one of Melbourne’s most distinguished public speaking schools. Speaking Schools Australasia believe in ‘learning by doing’ and encourage all students to get up and get out of their comfort zones through their prestigious online classes.
Public Speaking, Debating, Speaking Camp, and Presentation Skills are just some of the online courses on offer at Speaking Schools Australasia, all seeking to hone your child’s skills and make them a better, more confident communicator.
See more at Speaking Schools Australasia.
2. Super Speak
We love this high energy and fun public speaking program for children aged 6-14.
Super Speak is Melbourne’s leading and award-winning public speaking program for kids. Established in 2006, Super Speak’s curriculum combines both structured public speaking plus practical drama to teach children a broad range of public speaking, presentation and communication skills. This helps them to become more confident, creative and capable communicators for life. Super Speak’s experienced teaching team sets them apart. They are qualified, skilled and supported by Principal Vicki Skyring (BA, B Ed, ATCL, LTCL, Trinity College London). You can rest assured your child is in the best hands!
Super Speak runs weekly classes in-person at over 15 venues across Melbourne and they also offer live and interactive online small group classes. Classes are appropriate for children of all confidence and skill levels.
Enrolments are now open so get in touch to secure a place for your child.
To find out more, check out Super Speak.
3. Impro Melbourne
Another excellent skill to develop is improvisation, and there’s no better place to learn it than with Impro Melbourne. All of the skills learnt in the workshops can be taken into acting, public speaking, general communication, and more.
In the 4 week courses for both kids and teens, your child will learn the basics of improvisation through engaging games and exercises that call on spontaneity, collaboration, and creativity—all from the safety of a warm, encouraging and inclusive environment.
The classes encourage the development of an array of skills; including being present at the moment, generating ideas, collaborative play, active listening, communication skill improvement, silencing the inner critic and a whole lot more!
Find out more at Impro Melbourne.
4. Lantern League
Lantern League is a global network of public speaking clubs for kids ages 8 - 18 years old.
Lantern League Melbourne is a non-competitive speaking club where young members are coached to overcome perfectionism, powerfully build their voice and radically accept themselves for who they are. The emphasis is on positive self talk, active listening and speaking with personality—all essential tenets to great public speaking.
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