Children’s Thoughts And Feelings About Public Speaking Classes

…a number of the boys made very favourable comments on the presentation and how it helped them to understand what is expected of them in terms of presenting themselves to an audience, structuring their speech and maximising their opportunity to improve their marks by aligning content and presentation. Camberwell Grammar

“Public speaking is pretty good now, one of my teachers said “it was good to see you making a distinct effort to slow down your speech – this allowed you to be thorough in your content”. Thanks for helping me.” Billy

Mount Waverley Secondary College

“The course was great for reinforcing skills and structure for public speaking. It was a constructive and positive program for developing our public speaking skills in the areas we needed.” James O'Loughlan

“I liked the group size and the enjoyable way everything was done. I learnt about speech structure and how to stand up in front of people without the shakes. I now vary my voice and I have got to know some interesting people.” Benedict Robinson


Testimonial Letters

I would like to sincerely thank you for my increased confidence and skill in delivering presentations.

Students’ Feedback

In a few short hours I struck a bargain with fear, and, despite the continuing efforts of my inner critic, gained clarity and confidence.

Children’s Feedback

I really thought it was good to know what to do and what not to do while speaking to people.

Schools’ Feedback

At Kilbreda, we decided to use your workshops as part of our enhancement/enrichment programme.

Advance Course Testimonials

The skills learnt, the practice gained and the opportunity to confront my fear of public speaking in a safe environment were invaluable to me.

Workshop Testimonials

Testimonials of people who attended Direct Speech public speaking workshop in Melbourne

The following are some feedback written by children from Grade 4/5C Malvern Primary School about public speaking program:
I think Mrs Purple should come again next year. Lots of people are now confident. I learnt to never show your nerves. Maybe you should get a few more new toys. Freddie

I have become much more brave when speaking in front of others. I really enjoyed your program. Rosie

On the 2nd week I was nervous and in the 3rd week I was way more confident and she was lots of fun. Thank you Mrs Purple you really builded (sic) my confidence. Amy

I thought it was great! She gave me better confidence and made me more interesting to the audience. We should have had more lessons. Marcelle

I think the program was brilliant! Before her lessons I was really nervous. After her first lesson I got told that I was very good public speaker by my Italian teacher. Mia

I learnt that you breathe instead of saying ‘um’ because I used to say ‘um’ a lot. We could choose our own topics Alexander M

I was nervous about speaking, now not as much. I really thought it was good to know what to do and what not to do while speaking to people. Baden

I think Mrs Purple should come back and definitely for 4’s and 5’s. I really enjoyed it. Maybe you should have public speaking games and exercises. Jack

I really enjoyed it and I feel a lot more confident. I think you should have different toys in the second week. Isobel

Thank you for encouraging and telling us what we could work on. Lachie A

Well done. I have come out of myself better than before. I think that the toys were a bit distracting. Hannah

The following are some comments written by boys who attended the Reading Forum:
I loved the speech and how you made our parents read to us and we read to our parents. Thank you. David

I found it really interesting about the way you described the huge differences between fiction and reality and I think your opinion about things were very meaningful. Mark

I was really fascinated by your wonderful imagination and I liked the way you were able to capture other people’s imagination. Thank you so much for coming to Kostka. Thomas

I liked how you talked about all the fun things about reading and how it helps you…and also letting us read to our parents and the parents read to us. Matt

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