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 …

Week 4 – Whooooooo are you? Who Who? Who Who? Interviewing someone!

Ok, it’s very sad that I am dating myself with that song title but I had to do it. Sechelt Somehow, Sechelt is a week behind Gibsons, but that’s ok.  We will catch up in 2 weeks. This week Sechelt welcomed TWO NEW STUDENTS, Sara and Josh!  And folks, these two jumped RIGHT into the mix, volunteering to speak immediately …

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 …

Final Speech Presentation Night 2016!

  Every year a group of parents decides to entrust me with their children to help them discover more of themselves and be more comfortable in their own skin.  Every year I marvel at the miracles that transpire. These kids start out the year nervous, unsure, a little bit freaked out and some of them are frankly, terrified.  But slowly …

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! …