Breathing and Power Posing to combat public speaking fear!

We are nearing our first Presentation Night so I want to give my students some very practical advice on how to handle the fear of standing before an audience. Practising your presentation really is everything, and the more you practise, the better you will feel and be able to handle yourself. But when you actually get up in front of …

EGG ROULETTE! Face your fears!

We were all a bunch of eggheads this week at Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!  Both classes looked fear in the face in the form of a possible RAW EGG and smashed it over their heads!  WOW, so fun, so crazy, so PROUD of you guys!  What CHAMPS! Watch the hilarious madness at the Gibsons class:       …

What are you so afraid of???

We are gearing up to do our THIRD presentation which is about FEAR.  Why are we talking about fear?  Because there is a lot of fear in the world about public speaking and in general, and talking about it can help us deal with that fear.  Also, sharing our fears is a good way to see that we are VERY …

Award of Excellence for Head Start Public Speaking For Kids!!!

On Friday November 19, Head Start Public Speaking For Kids won the Chamber of Commerce Award for the Sunshine Coast’s Home Based Business!  Talk about blown away!  Thank you so much to the Chambers of Commerce for the recognition and to Corrina Wheten Business Services (Accounting and Book Keeping) for sponsoring our award. Also, a big thank you to artist …

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 6 – Step into the candy shop…or the locker room – pew!

Sechelt This week we had some pretty interesting characters step into class!  Dracula, the ‘seasonally confused woman’, and some lady from “Who-ville”.  It was dress up week at Head Start AND we had a special guest, my sister in law Lisa, all the way from Ontario.  She even participated with us and tied for a win in table topics with …

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!                 …

Week 4 – Whooooooo are you? Who Who? Who Who? Interviewing someone!

Ok, it’s very sad that I am dating myself with that song title but I had to do it. Sechelt Somehow, Sechelt is a week behind Gibsons, but that’s ok.  We will catch up in 2 weeks. This week Sechelt welcomed TWO NEW STUDENTS, Sara and Josh!  And folks, these two jumped RIGHT into the mix, volunteering to speak immediately …