public speaking for teens. 

In Public Speaking classes students will learn specific methods and strategies to give them the confidence they need to speak effectively in public. Students will improve their ability to persuade and convince others and think quickly and clearly under pressure. Students will learn to communicate with power and purpose, extend their listening and discussion skills, discover their inner creativity and unleash their performance potential. Strong communication skills help young people to succeed in a world that demands confidence, articulation and the ability to communicate ideas clearly. Public Speaking classes will prepare students to excel in school, attain their dream jobs, express their opinions and become future leaders in their schools and communities.

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Get involved in a Public Speaking class today!  Watch your confidence grow and communication potential be achieved. You can achieve superior presentation and performance skills. If you need more information about our classes, you can get in touch with one of our specialist Public Speaking teachers for more information. 


Students are placed in small groups with similar aged peers. Lessons are 30 - 40 minutes in duration and occur on a weekly basis over the school term. Students will develop superior vocal skills (articulation, projection, modulation), body language (posture, eye contact) and speaking skills (impromptu, social and prepared speeches) to give powerful, purposeful and effective presentations suited to any audience and occasion!
Individual one-on-one classes are available on request. Talk to one of our teachers about the suitability of this for you or you child.

our programme.

During Public Speaking classes students will work on....
  • Dealing with stage fright.
  • Speaking to audiences.
  • writing effective speeches.
  • Speech preparation + delivery
  • Using words seamlessly.
  • Controlling pauses and fillers.
  • Basic principles of debating.
  • Using  body language.
  • Projecting your voice.
  • variety in speaking voice.


Students will be encouraged to participate in Speech NZ Public Speaking examinations. Exams are optional, but highly recommended. They are a fantastic feature of our Public Speaking programme. Exams provide a goal for each student to work toward and give students a concrete measure of their achievement.

over 15 locations.

GIANT LEAPS Public Speaking classes are offered Monday - Friday at many different venues in and around Geraldine, Timaru, Waimate and Oamaru. Our classes are offered in some local schools during school hours and we also run after-school classes. Click here to find a class near you!