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Speak Up

Learn to talk the talk

Communication skills are some of the most valuable life skills a student can learn to set themselves up for a strong future. Whether it’s personal relationships, social interactions or work situations, clearly communicating your ideas is the key to success.

SpeakUp is a program designed to teach year 11 and 12 students communication, presentation and leadership skills. This nine-week course is practical, packed full of experiential learning, and has tangible outcomes for students. It can be run on- or off-site to suit your school and your students.

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How does it work?

Each week, each student will have the opportunity to speak and actively develop their skills. Some students will present a prepared project (of around 5 minutes) and others will practise their impromptu speaking skills. Students will also practise delivering feedback in a guided, supportive manner.

What do participants learn?

Workplace Skills

Share ideas and opinions with clarity and confidence

Facilitate meetings

Interpersonal Skills

Give effective, empathetic feedback

Listening skills

Interview Skills

Introduce yourself professionally

Answer questions clearly

Presentation Skills

Speak confidently in front of an audience

Design & structure presentations

Course Outline

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Our Values

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Growth

Pursue growth and learning. Always.

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Courage

Foster courage in a safe environment. Support, love and no judgement.

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Understanding

Display understanding over knowledge. Experience is greater than theory.

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Passion

Exhibit passion and determination.

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Personality

Embrace personality.

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Results

Deliver positive results.

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Relationships

Build meaningful relationships.

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Authenticity

Show humility and true self.

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Fun

Bring fun and a little weirdness.

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Simplicity

Do more with less.