Public Speaking Skills for Teachers & Students

Learn invaluable public speaking skills to communicate with confidence when speaking with students, parents and audiences beyond the classroom.

For Teachers

INSET/CPD courses to develop better connection in the classroom and beyond

Teachers are naturally good and experienced speakers; they talk to pupils in the classroom every day, but sometimes when speaking to the whole school or a larger group of expectant parents, some teachers say they would like to have more impact.

In our interactive workshops we will learn how we can communicate more effectively on both a personal and a public level. These invaluable life skills can help in many situations beyond the classroom; and teachers can learn to pass on these skills to pupils, both by example and by explanation.

So whether we’re speaking to one parent or the whole school, we make the best connection with them that we possibly can, every time. The over-riding feedback from teachers is that our workshops are inspiring, practical and hugely enjoyable.

What you will learn

  • Connecting with audience
  • Finding your ‘natural’ voice
  • Speaking with gravitas
  • Body language signals
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Structuring key messages

For schools

Essential public speaking and communication skills for your pupils

We passionately believe there is a real need for children to be able to communicate clearly and confidently, whether reading aloud in class or speaking from the podium on Speech Day.

Learning these skills while still at school gives them a firm foundation on which to build as they grow into adulthood, helping them substantially in both their personal and professional lives.

Our interactive courses are great fun and crammed full of specific tips and exercises to help each individual. Pupils are encouraged to be themselves and to enjoy the experience of holding an audience through their enthusiasm for the topic.

Courses are run for pupils aged 8-18 and are tailored for each particular age group. They can be adapted to your timetable and pupil availability. Many schools book the course a year in advance and it has become a regular feature in the school calendar. Our experience, enthusiasm and sense of humour, make the courses memorable, fun and above all, really effective.

How it works

Interactive Training

Engaging and interactive training on learning skills for confidence, voice, body language and structuring of messages.

Group Exercises

Fun and enjoyable sessions to role-play and test various scenarios, developing bonding and learning at the same time.

Present!

Your staff and students will learn the essential skills to communicate with confidence, clarity and charisma.

For students

Give your pupils vital interview skills to help them succeed in the real world

We all want to do our best when faced with the worrying prospect of an interview, whether that’s for our next school, university or our first job. We only have one shot at any interview, so 1-1 coaching practice is really helpful. We want pupils to show themselves off at their very best, every time. Most of us are quite relaxed and confident when meeting other people but in pressured situations, like an interview, we often either clam up or try too hard.

Learning interview skills while still at school gives pupils a firm foundation on which to build as they grow into adulthood, helping them substantially in both their personal and professional lives.

Our 1-1 interview coaching sessions are great fun and crammed full of specific tips and exercises to help each individual. Pupils are encouraged to be themselves and to enjoy the experience of meeting new people.

Sessions are usually run for half an hour. By the end, all pupils will be much more comfortable in the pressured interview environment and have specific tools to help them. Our experience, enthusiasm and sense of humour, make our sessions memorable, fun and above all, really effective.

Actor, author and communication guru

Robin Kermode is a best-selling author, popular keynote speaker and respected media commentator. He is the leading body language expert for The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Daily Mail. As one of Europe’s leading communication coaches, he works globally with senior leaders, politicians and corporate teams. Find out more.

“If you are looking to be a more effective communicator in your personal or professional life, this is for you. All my staff found it rewarding and enjoyable, even those who don’t usually enjoy active participation.”

Finola Stack

Head, James Allen's Prep School

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