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Schools Programs

These programs are currently run at Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School, however they are not exclusive to Tucker Road students and all students are welcome.

If you would like to see our programs in your area, please contact us to see what we can do to make it happen.


Little Speakers Program (LSP) – Prep to Grade 1

The LSP has been created due to parental demand to enrol their children in our older public speaking programs as they have seen the benefits from learning how to present publicly from an early age through other programs. This is a course that promotes communication and participation through a gentler form of coaching. Where we make public speaking fun removing the number one fear for most people from an early age.

The aspects of public speaking that we work on is:

  • How our voice sounds.
  • Correct posture in presentation.
  • Confidence when doing show and tell.
  • How our facial expressions affect out voice.
  • How to let our ‘Big Voice’ without shouting.
  • How to tell a good story.
  • How to communicate more effectively at home.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/findingyourvoice.net.au/ to see the children in action.

Junior Public Speaking Program (JPSP) – Grades 2 to 4

The JPSP is a program where we focus on the fun aspects of public speaking and instil children with confidence when it comes to speaking publicly.

The JPSP has been specifically designed as a lead-in program to help prepare children for more formal public speaking training from grades five onwards when they do our more structured public speaking courses (Confident Communication and Leadership Program (CCLP) and Advanced CCLP).

Our intention is to guide children and help them to realise that public speaking doesn’t have to be a frightening or traumatic experience! In fact, it can be quite good fun to be out in front of people and deliver an engaging speech.

We aim to help children deal with any nervousness early on and teach them how to use these feelings to their advantage. Some of the things that we focus on are:

  • How our facial expressions affect our voice.
  • Hearing the difference between shouting and voice projection which can get very loud and elicit lots of laughing! Children also learn how to have vocal variety, use inflexion, and use the powerful pause in presenting.
  • How to communicate using body language, facial expressions and gestures when delivering a speech.
  • How our posture can affect our confidence, therefore children are taught how to stand and walk with confidence when presenting.
  • How to organise your thoughts to deliver an engaging speech.
  • Writing their own stories as homework to aloud to the class. This stimulates the imagination and uses their newly acquired skills to do interpretive reading along with reading out other literary works, such as ‘Dr Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham’, to further develop interpretive reading techniques.
  • How to create oral rhyming stories to any single topic, i.e. donkey, cat, snake, house, zebra, mouse, etc. which encourages creative thought.
  • Learn how to create written rhyming stories. The children will then create their own at home to read out to their peers which again encourages creative thought and supports interpretive reading abilities.
  • Learn how to think on their feet and answer questions posed, such as, “If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?” or “If you could make three changes in the world, what would they be and why?” 
  • Confidently use a microphone when delivering a speech.

They are given various roles in each session to begin the process of learning leadership skills which are ‘Helpers, Filler Word Counters, Listeners, Deep Breathing Meditators and Mentors’.

The program is an ongoing one, with each session going for 60 minutes as an after-school elective each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/findingyourvoice.net.au/ to see the children in action.

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Confident Communication and Leadership Program (CCLP) – Grades 5 onwards

The CCLP is a foundation program that teaches children, through coaching, the fundamentals in public speaking, where the children learn how to speak publicly and gain leadership skills, which they can then use throughout their daily life.

Each Session is listed below:

Session One: Introduction to public speaking and impromptu speaking
Session Two: Organising your speech
Session Three: Critical listening and thinking
Session Four: Body language, eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions in speaking
Session Five: Vocal variety and the powerful pause
Session Six: Visual aids
Session Seven: Group event planning discussion
Session Eight: Showcasing your skills

The program runs for eight weeks as an after-school elective with each session going for 90 minutes each Monday and Friday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/findingyourvoice.net.au/ to see photos of the children in action

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Advanced Confident Communication and Leadership Program (ACCLP) – Grades 5 onwards

The ACCLP is an advanced public speaking program that can only be participated in once the student has graduated from the CCLP. The ACCLP educates children through coaching in more advanced techniques that can be applied not only when public speaking, but also throughout their day-to-day life.

Like CCLP, the ACCLP is run in sessions and the children learn how to use their newly acquired public speaking skills along with other leadership qualities.

Each Session is listed below:

Session One: The Persuasive and Inspirational Speeches
Session Two: The Entertaining and Informative Speeches
Session Three: The Interview
Session Four: Conflict Resolution
Session Five: The Great Debate
Session Six: Interpretive Reading
Session Seven: Group Event Planning Discussion
Session Eight: Showcasing Your Skills

The program runs for eight weeks as an after-school elective with each session going for 90 minutes each Monday and Friday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm.

Go to https://www.facebook.com/findingyourvoice.net.au/ to see photos of the children in action.

There are many reasons why you might want to find out how to public speak. Perhaps, you want to help drive a new start-up business or be a better presenter at work, or maybe, you are reentering the workforce from having extended time off and need to prepare for interviews. If you have a deep-rooted fear of getting up in front of a group of people and speaking, whether at a wedding, christening, funeral, or milestone birthday party, then you know how debilitating that can be. Facing this type of fear can be life changing.

Individual Coaching

After an initial consultation, we tailor a coaching program suited to your needs and objectives, time and budget. We can work on any area of communication that you would like to improve, such as improving your general communication skills, fine-tuning a business presentation you have to deliver, or perfecting a particular speech you are about to give.

Coaching is given over four to six hours between the hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Workshop Training

Option 1: Half-day Workshop

Run in a small group environment of up to four people, where the participants can give presentations as well as receive some coaching on their presentation style. This workshop is more of an overview with guidance, with tips on how to be a more effective speaker, and is another effective way of developing self-confidence in your presentation abilities.

This workshop can be adapted to be more business-focused.

Session 1: How to breathe properly before delivering a speech
Session 2: Organising your thoughts and impromptu speaking
Session 3: Body language, eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions in speaking
Session 4: Vocal variety and the powerful pause and using visual aids in a presentation

Coaching is provided over 3½ hours between the hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 2: Full-day Workshop

Participants are given more intensive coaching as they deliver their speeches. The full-day workshop is more detailed, where we practice each aspect of public speaking in greater depth. To improve communication skills in a small group environment of up to four people is an effective way of developing self-confidence in your presentation abilities. Small group coaching sessions allow for members to give and receive feedback from each other, but also offers the opportunity for a more intensive individual coaching session.

This workshop can be adapted to be more business-focused.

Session 1: Introduction to public speaking
Session 2: How to breathe properly before delivering a speech
Session 3: Organising your thoughts and impromptu speaking
Session 4: Critical thinking and listening
Session 5: Body language, eye contact, gestures, and facial expressions in speaking
Session 6: Vocal variety and the powerful pause
Session 7: Using visual aids in your presentation

Coaching is provided over 7 hours between the hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 3: Small to Mid-sized Group Training

Weekly coaching to improve communication skills in a small to mid-sized group environment is an effective way of developing self-confidence in your presentation abilities. Working with up to 15 people allows the group to start presenting in front of an audience.

Coaching is provided over six two-hourly sessions between the hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Option 4: Mid-sized Group Workshop for Businesses

A single two-hour workshop giving an overview of the principles of public speaking. It promotes techniques on how to be more engaging, understanding what your body language, gestures, and facial expression tell your listeners about you, and how your audience is interpreting your tone of voice.

Working in a group of up to 30 people, staff will have the opportunity to learn about their own presentation techniques.

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