EGG ROULETTE! Face your fears!

We were all a bunch of eggheads this week at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!  Both classes looked fear in the face in the form of a possible RAW EGG and smashed it over their heads!  WOW, so fun, so crazy, so PROUD of you guys!  What CHAMPS! Watch the hilarious madness at the Gibsons class:       …

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 …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids Week 16- Public Presentations For Kids!

Last week Head Start Public Speaking For Kids held its Winter Public Presentation at the Sechelt Art Gallery and what a success!  The students have been preparing since October by learning and practising different public speaking skills- some basic, some advanced.  They spent the entire month of January practising, re-writing and honing their favourite speech and the results were evident! …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids Week 11- Speech PAR-TAY!!!!

      PAR-TAY! It was a speech marathon this week and what a treat!  We had 3 speeches in Sechelt and 4 in Gibsons including an impromptu speech from Bridget!  It is so exciting watching you kids get better and better! In Sechelt our MC was Nadia who picked the super clever theme of B.C. Ferries!  Why is this …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids- Week 10- Opening and Closing Your Speech! p.s. no Snorefests!

Off the charts FUN! Our M.C. Annalisa went to great lengths this week with her clever theme – “Famous People”.  There is SO much you can do with this and did she ever!  Annalisa made little cards with a wide variety of famous people represented and everyone pulled a card out of a Christmas hat.  It was absolute hilarity as …

Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

I thought I was going to throw up all afternoon.  My stomach did the roller coaster dance without the actual fun of the rollercoaster. “I’m not good enough to do this.  I don’t belong here.  They’ll clap because they’re polite but they’ll be thinking “Get this chick off the stage!”” These were the thoughts going through my head the day I was …

Why public speaking for kids?

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld put it hilariously when he said this about public speaking [youtube height=”315″ width=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrCQnRFBuGc[/youtube]   It’s true that it can be terrifying to get up and speak before an audience.  Most people avoid it like a rabid dog.  But most people are afraid of it because of a lack of experience and know-how and that’s where the fear stems from.  The unknown. …