Say good bye to fear of Public Speaking! For Students Of Grades 3 To 8.
Improve your public speaking skills with our
comprehensive program. Our program is designed to help individuals develop
confidence and skills necessary to deliver effective and impactful speeches.
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Did you know?
of population has Public Speaking anxiety
of people with social anxiety disorder have a fear of Public Speaking
of people have some kind of shyness
people feel that the hardest part of creating a successful presentation is crafting a compelling story
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Mr. Sean Harrigan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication along with a Minor in Theatre and has been involved in English instruction since 2013.
Ms. Brittney Clere
Ms. Brittney holds a Master's Degree as a Reading & Writing Specialist along with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle School Education specializing in ELA, Communications, & Social Studies. She has over 20 years of experience teaching ELA and Social Studies Teacher.
Mr. Mikhail Hellerbach
Mr. Mikhail Hellerbach attended the University of Miami for college and achieved a BFA in Musical Theatre. He continued a professional acting and music career for many years then transitioned into cultural journalism. He has been a freelance reporter and writer for three years.
Each class is 75 minutes long and will be held once a week.
Students will receive both teacher and peer feedback weekly. Grading is based on our own assessment criteria covering content, delivery, and overall performance.
We encourage students to attend as many classes as possible to ensure the highest quality of instruction however, because this is not always possible, we offer recorded lessons for at-home review as well as access to all student resource materials for
the missed class. Students are still expected to come to the following class prepared to engage and deliver their speeches.
Each class will consist of a review (5 min), new topic lesson/discussion (20-30 min), in-class activities (10-15 min), student presentations (25-40 min), and speech assignments (5 min)
No. Our curriculum does include elements of competitive speech and debate but is not structured like a speech competition. Students will receive assessments and use leaderboards to track progress throughout the year but no formal competition will take
Children will deliver a pre-prepared speech each week. The two exceptions are the students first class (they will have a speaking opportunity but are not expected to prepare the formal speech for that week) and impromptu weeks. During impromptu weeks,
students will do impromptu activities in lieu of a prepared speech.
Yes caregivers, will be invited to classes periodically and are welcome to join if needed but are asked to use their own device if possible.
We have developed our own curriculum that covers a variety of formal, practical, theatrical, and academic speaking subjects and assesses students based in-part on The National Forensics Association standards.
Yes! Our classes are modular, and students can join at any time.
The program offers 40 weeks of unique classes.
Students will participate in a monthly student symposium. Symposium speeches will be recorded and accessible to viewers. Additionally, caregivers will be invited to sit in on presentations occasionally.
Each week, students will have resources available through their student portal. These include, speech requirements, video resources, lesson materials and any additional information or instruction that may be required.
What is public speaking?
Public speaking is the act of speaking to a group of people in a formal setting, such as a conference, seminar, or public event.
Who are some famous public speakers?
Some famous public speakers include Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Tony Robbins.
How can I speak with confidence?
To speak with confidence, you can practice your speech beforehand, maintain eye contact with your audience, and use positive body language.
What is the art of public speaking?
The art of public speaking involves using language and presentation skills to effectively convey a message to an audience.
What is a TED talk?
A TED talk is a short, powerful speech on a wide range of topics delivered at a TED conference. TED talks are known for their innovative ideas and inspiring messages.
What makes a good public speaker?
A good public speaker is someone who can engage their audience, deliver a clear message, and use effective communication techniques.
Are there public speaking groups that I can join?
Yes, you can join many public speaking groups, such as Toastmasters International or the National Speakers Association.
How can I overcome speaking anxiety?
To overcome speaking anxiety, practice your speech beforehand, focus on your breathing, and use visualization techniques to calm your nerves.
How can I improve my public speaking skills?
You can improve your public speaking skills by practising your speech, studying speech fundamentals, and seeking feedback from others.
Are there public speaking courses or classes I can take?
Yes, there are many public speaking courses and classes available, both online and in-person. These courses can cover various topics, from speechwriting to delivery techniques. 98thPercentile offers live, online Public Speaking classes for students of grades 3 to 8.
What is ethical public speaking?
Ethical public speaking involves delivering a message in a truthful and responsible way while respecting the audience's values and beliefs.
How can I find public speaking lessons or a tutor near me?
You can search online for public speaking lessons or tutors. 98thPercentile provides live, online, Public Speaking classes for more than 24 Public Speaking situations like interviews, group discussions, YouTube, TikTok etc.