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Student Incursions

debating, public speaking, leadership

Communications skills and confidence for the classroom and beyond

Debating

Taste of debating – debating for absolute beginners, students learn how to create and deliver persuasive arguments and are introduced to the excitement and fun of debating.  Find out more…

Introduction to debating This 5 session course will teach students how to debate. Starting with the basics students develop their persuasive speaking skills, teamwork and public speaking and leadership as they prepare and participate in a class debate.  Find out more…

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Essentials – 1 session students learn the essential skills of public speaking and growth mindset toward public speaking results in life skills in confident speaking. Find out more….

My Best Speech – Comprehensive 5 session Public Speaking development course.  Find out more…

Persuasive Speaking – Bring persuasive writing to life, students learn how to connect to an audience.  Find out more…

STEM Speaking – Students learn how to communicate complex concepts into engaging presentations.  Find out more…

Individual Coaching – contest preparation, oral presentations, interviews, leadership – held at your school, bookings and payment by parents.  Find out more…

Customise a Workshop – We are happy to design a course for your learning outcomes, budget & timetable, see our list of innovative training for primary students.  Find out more…

Debating

Taste of debating – debating for absolute beginners, students learn how to create and deliver persuasive arguments and are introduced to the excitement and fun of debating.  Find out more…

Introduction to debating DAV ready This 5 session course will teach students how to debate. Starting with the basics students develop their persuasive speaking skills, teamwork and public speaking and leadership as they prepare and participate in a practice debate.  Find out more…

Advanced Debating – Supercharge your debating – Advanced techniques, thematic rebuttal, secret topic preparation + practice debates.  Find out more…

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Essentials – 1 session Students learn the essential skills of public speaking. Students are  introduced to a growth mindset in public speaking resulting in confident speaking skills for life. Find out more...

My Best Speech – Comprehensive 5 session Public Speaking development course.  Find out more…

VCE English Oral Presentations – Getting the mix right, developing oral presentation skills required for VCE oral presentations. Find out more…

Persuasive Speaking – Bring persuasive writing to life, students learn how to connect and persuade an audience.  Find out more…

Student Entrepreneur – Real world persuasive speaking skills students will need in the business marketplace. Students develop an investors pitch for their fictional or real product. Find out more

STEM Speaking – Students learn to confidently communicate complex concepts into engaging presentations.  Find out more…

Customise a Workshop – We are happy to design a course for your learning outcomes, budget & timetable, see our list of innovative training for secondary students for the classroom and beyond.  Find out more…

Individual Coaching – contest preparation, oral presentations, interviews, leadership – held at your school, bookings and payment by parents.  Find out more…

Students learn professional speaking techniques to connect to and lead audiences.  School values are explored and their powerful unifying impact. Students learn how to lead a speaking event and how to formally introduce a speaker. Leaders are introduced to audience profiling techniques enabling them to fine tune their speech content to the audience.

90 minute workshop that can be extended to include individual leadership development.

Resources

to teach debating & public speaking

DVD, student workbooks, pod casts

Essential worksheets for preparing for debates.

  • 9 easy to use worksheets in a convenient workbook
  • Developed in conjunction with schools/students/DAV method.
  • Sold in class sets of 26, discounts when purchasing more than 4 sets

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  • Easy to understand insights on how to win from an experienced adjudicator.
  • Learn persuasive speaking tactics, Matter, Method & Manner
  • Master debating techniques used in inter-school contests in Victorian Secondary Schools
  • Includes a student debate with instructional commentary

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Strategic Communication Planning

community engagement - enrolment campaigns

Communicate your school experience

Strategically use events,  social media, web, online and print media to build relationships with parents and the greater school community.

Analysis and creation of a strategic communication plan to build strong school communities that engage parents and create supportive relationships with local business.  Includes a complimentary meeting and review of current methods and marketing materials.

Effectively promote your school with a Strategic Enrolment Plan.

Learn how to tap into earned media, social media, positive editorial and word of mouth that creates a positive buzz about your school. Analysis and a step by step plan will be created that uniquely represents your school values and experience to prospective parents. Includes a complimentary meeting and review of existing marketing material, events and processes.

Professional speaking skills for school leaders
Skills for educators, school leaders and support staff to communicate with confidence and professionalism in front of the media, parents, community, peers,  and students.  This individual coaching may include:

  • Analysis of audiences for targeted communication
  • Refine and develop speaking skills, engage and connect to audiences
  • Media training
  • Crisis communication
  • Speech writing
Elaine Doyle Schools Debating and Public Speaking Specialst

Elaine Doyle
Communications Specialist

Elaine Doyle a leading educator in public speaking, debating and leadershipwill improve the confidence of even the most reluctant speakers while taking advanced speakers to the next level.  With almost 20 years of public speaking experience and winner of 28 speech contest titles, Elaine Doyle will empower your students to articulate their message with maturity, influence and speaking presence.

Elaine develops and facilitates student workshops in debating, public speaking and leadership communication, held at your school as incursions. A producer of debating resources invaluable for schools who wish to facilitate teacher led student debating development.  A growth mindset to public speaking is at the core of her communication skills teaching. Coaching students to state finals in public speaking contests, learning what it takes to win DAV debates and achieve Swannie Awards. Students are equipped to communicate strongly for leadership, interviews and scholarships.

Elaine has the experience of strategic communication planning for business and NFP’s.  Her co-curricular incursions prepare students with communication skills for the classroom and beyond.  A qualified adjudicator for VCAA, DAV, AIDPSC and Toastmasters International, Elaine knows exactly how to train your students in advanced speaking techniques that adjudicators look for.  Read more…

“I loved this workshop, especially being introduced to techniques I was unaware of such as thematic rebuttal. I also enjoyed the opportunity to debate my peers in a comfortable and friendly manner”.
Sophie - Year 10 Student - Loreto Mandeville Hall
“Just passing on my gratitude for the great work you did with the year 11 students in preparing them for their leadership speeches to their peers. The speeches were a significant improvement on previous years with students all adhering to their allotted times and speaking confidently”.
Danny Tamburrini – Senior School Leader - Kew High School
“This was a really worthwhile and helpful experience for the students, both for the less experienced debaters and the more experienced ones. Elaine’s enthusiasm and knowledge was fantastic!”
Catherine Barker - Teacher - Simonds Catholic College
“Students were challenged, engaged and motivated. Your positive feedback was terrific and it gave encouragement to the students. A fantastic programme that the year 5′s are already looking forward to next year!
Mark Walsh - 5/6 Teacher - St Anthony's Primary
“This workshop was very effective. I loved how Elaine transitioned between the logistics of debating then to specifics of our upcoming debating topic”.
Year 12 student - Geelong Grammar
“Elaine provides a comprehensive structure in consultation with teachers to enhance students’ public speaking abilities. A very professional approach”.
Louise McGrath - Principal - Mother of God Primary
“Many thanks for all of your work with the debating team. My son’s self-confidence not only in English but also in general has improved dramatically. Sometimes a few key people can make a big difference in kids lives. You certainly have”.
Professor John Haisken-DeNew Melbourne University - Parent - Kew High School
“Joel enjoyed your debating sessions so much. He had no idea what debating was about before you showed them “the ropes”. He really looked forward to the final “big debate” and showed a level of confidence towards public speaking he didn’t have before. So, a big thanks for doing that for the school/kids, it really enhances the extra-curricular opportunities for students”.
Frank - Parent - St Anthony's Primary
“Excellent – The workshop was engaging, interactive & Fun. The information was targeted at the correct level for these students and supported the learning and development goals”.
Year 7 Teacher - Melbourne Girls Grammar
“Excellent preparation for secondary school and for our school leadership roles. I highly recommend the vibrant well prepared and executed programme tailor made to suit all students 10/10″.
Justin Tongue - 5/6 Teacher - Mother of God Primary
“A great presentation, very informative and flexible with ideas/questions asked by students”.
S Richardson Teacher - Geelong Grammar
“Elaine’s supportive and caring approach has built confidence and self-esteem in our students. She has given them opportunities to shine”.
Clare Entwisle - Principal - Kew High School
“Brilliant! So engaging for my students. Having the sentence starters made it accessible for everyone to participate. Thank you”
Donna Collins - 5/6 teacher Balwyn Primary School
“Engaging session that provided many useful tips and techniques”.
Joel - Student Whitefriars
“Elaine provides key and practical skills for students to use in and out of the classroom – especially English”.
Warren Finlay - Teacher Whitefriars College
“The 5/6 students were thoroughly engaged during the sessions with games, interactive power point presentations and excellent printed resources. Students learned both theoretical and practical aspects of debating. Their debates were very successful; confident, organised and passionate! Testament to their preparation from Elaine over four weeks and desire to do well”.
Erin Lawler 5/6 Teacher - St Anthony's Primary

“I learned about the importance of introducing a speaker and taking control when speaking.”

Sally - Prefect Lauriston Girls School, Your Content Goes Here

Speaking confidence soared in Year 8 Students

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