What are you so afraid of???

We are gearing up to do our THIRD presentation which is about FEAR.  Why are we talking about fear?  Because there is a lot of fear in the world about public speaking and in general, and talking about it can help us deal with that fear.  Also, sharing our fears is a good way to see that we are VERY …

Week 9, we’re doing FINE- THIS is body language!

Sechelt Sechelt can I just say how CRAZY PROUD I am of you guys this week????  Your enthusiasm for each other, for wanting to be the best you can and for this class just blew me away. We started off with SARA bringing wonderful delectables baked my her mother Meriem @ Nougatine! (orders@nougatine.ca) I wish I had been quick enough …

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 …

Final Speech Presentation Night 2016 Part 2

Almost reluctant to post the last of the speeches because it means the year has drawn to a close.  Always bittersweet because I miss the kids.  Well, there’s always next year!  Until then, enjoy the last of these amazing speeches!   NIGEL WRIGHT – A Year’s Journey   Nigel is the kind of kid you want your daughter to grow …

Head Start Public Speaking for Kids- A Night at the Improv!

Hello Head Starters! Last week was an unusual week. Half of our students were riding horses in exams or playing pianos.  That’s what happens when you have such a talented group of people in your class. Our theme this week was Geography and Annalisa was our Captain.  Literally.  Annalisa wore a captain’s hat and took us on trips around the world. …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids-Painting Pictures with Words

Today we had Simon as our MC and it was Hockey Night in Canada!  Simon is a hockey fanatic and challenged us to pronounce some of the more difficult names of some NHL hockey players. This was a great exercise because you never know who you’ll be introducing as an MC.  Excellent foresight Simon!  Well done! We also had three veteran …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids- Stage Time, Stage Time, Stage Time!

Today we watched a World Champion of Public Speaking get on the stage for the very first time.  No, it wasn’t someone from Head Start, though I don’t doubt one of you will be up there one day!   We watched Darren LaCroix back when he was a wannabe comedian in 1992. Luckily for us, he had somebody video record his first …

Head Start Public Speaking For Kids -Great Speeches this week!

This week our theme was books! Books are always a great topic because there are so many different places you can go. Everybody’s got a favorite book that they love to tell you about. Great theme choice by Iris our MC! Iris was MC this week and definitely improved upon her last time. We still need you to speak up a …

Head Start Public Speaking for Kids- Add Humor To Your Speech- week 19 (good bye Queen Elizabeth!)

Farewell Queen Elizabeth! Tonight our theme was “Royalty” and so we said goodbye to our beloved Queen Elizabeth!  Elizabeth is (hopefully only temporarily) leaving Head Start after giving us 3 very funny and clever speeches.  Elizabeth took last week’s speech, “Stories” and WOW, did she EVER do a lot of work to it!  Elizabeth used wonderful descriptions that brought her …