Head Start Public Speaking For Kids, Paula Howley, Vancouver, West Vancouver

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids Gibsons Presentation Night

It’s said that public speaking is most people’s number 1 fear, eclipsing even death!  Comedian Jerry Seinfeld famously joked that more people would rather be in the casket than delivering the eulogy at a funeral!  No one ever died from public speaking so why this irrational fear? Well, we all fear judgement from our fellow humans.  We all fear tripping …

Breathing and Power Posing to combat public speaking fear!

We are nearing our first Presentation Night so I want to give my students some very practical advice on how to handle the fear of standing before an audience. Practising your presentation really is everything, and the more you practise, the better you will feel and be able to handle yourself. But when you actually get up in front of …

Award of Excellence for Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!!!

On Friday November 19, Head Start Public Speaking For Kids won the Chamber of Commerce Award for the Sunshine Coast’s Home Based Business!  Talk about blown away!  Thank you so much to the Chambers of Commerce for the recognition and to Corrina Wheten Business Services (Accounting and Book Keeping) for sponsoring our award. Also, a big thank you to artist …

Week 6 – Step into the candy shop…or the locker room – pew!

Sechelt This week we had some pretty interesting characters step into class!  Dracula, the ‘seasonally confused woman’, and some lady from “Who-ville”.  It was dress up week at Head Start AND we had a special guest, my sister in law Lisa, all the way from Ontario.  She even participated with us and tied for a win in table topics with …

Week 3- Head Start Public Speaking For Kids -Handshakes and Intros!

This week was fantastic! I’m so proud of how all the students have stepped up in both classes! In Sechelt we had presentations from Nigel, Meaghan, and Rathlin. It was obvious to me that Nigel had definitely matured since last year and so had Meg. Rathlin gave her first ever speech and surprised everyone by actually bringing in props! This …

5 things to prep for a great year @ Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!

Hey Head Starters!  I am super psyched about this coming year with you!  We have some returning veterans and some shaking rookies so it’s going to be a great mix!  Rookies, worry not, our vets are really awesome kids who will be happy to help you through some of our stranger classes!  But bottom line, we are going to have …

Superstars of courage in our midst!

The very best part of my job is watching people take brave steps forward to be who they are.  Every step, whether it is perceived as big or small IS big because it is a step forward.  Sometimes taking this step can be both excruciating and exquisite. Super proud of Brook this week who PUSHED right through her discomfort, lived …

Enter brilliant Class of 2016! Weekly ROLES

Welcome Class of 2016! Ladies and gentlemen, we are IN our class of 2016 and have an excellent mix of very different people.  We also still have some new arrivals coming.  I am super psyched.  Our first presentations are on Wed. Oct 21 and we will actually have FOUR presentations.  Awesome!!! We will also be having weekly Skittles Battles and …

Year End Speeches From Awesome Kids!

A few weeks ago Head Start’s students gave their final presentations at the Sechelt Art Gallery to a packed house! Watching these students was a JOY.  Reflecting on how far they’ve come in the past year, I am so pleased with their progress.  I hope they are too. We had an amazing year.   Jillian and Nadia spoke for hundreds of …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids- Speeches Outside the Box

This week I wanted to show everyone that it’s ok to speak outside of the box. We see a lot of speeches that have similarities.  Their structure is the same and they are almost cookie cutters of each other.  That’s not a bad thing but it can become a blah thing.  Today I showed the kids one of my favorite speeches of all time. It …