Head Start Public Speaking For Kids, Paula Howley, Devon Downie, Vancouver speaking for kids, kids public speaking expert

The 2017 World Championship of Public Speaking

The first time I heard about the World Championship of Public Speaking (WCPS) and viewed what I consider to be the best winning speech ever (Darren LaCroix’s 2001 speech “Ouch!”) I was completely blown away.  I was insanely excited by the prospect of speaking a message as art.  I also thought in the back of my mind, “I could totally …

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 …

SPEAK UP! Use your voice!

This week the whole wide world watched the U.S. use and not use their voices.  It’s SUPER important to know how to speak up in this world, and the more you can use the awesome instrument that your voice is, the more success you will have. That includes having EMOTION in your voice when you speak so people will FEEL …

Week 5- MCing an event! Interviews! Being prepared!

Sechelt This week we had our two newbies jump from the frying pan right into the fire! Josh was our MC and looked like he been doing it half his life.  Sara jumped right in with her first speech and even brought props!  Daphne gave her first speech too and wowed us!                 …

FIRST WEEK! Getting to know you at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!

Welcome Head Start Students! It was so fun getting to know all the new students at Head Start and seeing our returning ones too.  I am so happy to be back in the class with you all!  I think you all did so well during our first week that we should go ahead and try out our roles next week. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …