Elaine Doyle Schools Debating and Public Speaking Specialst

Resource your school with an expert in public speaking and debating.

Elaine Doyle Schools Debating and Public Speaking Specialist will 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 24 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, held in your school as incursions. A producer of debating resources invaluable for schools who wish to facilitate teacher led student debating development.

Elaine has coached students to state finals in public speaking contests.  Elaine’s students learn what it takes to win DAV debates and achieve Swannie Awards.  Her students are equipped to communicate strongly for leadership, interviews and scholarships.

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…

Student Incursions

debating, public speaking, leadership

Communications skills and confidence for the classroom and beyond

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, team work and public speaking and leadership as they prepare and participate in a class debate.  Find out more…

Public Speaking Inside Out – 1 session introduce students to an audienced focused mindset that results 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…

Leadership Speeches – Students learn how to write and deliver a persuasive leadership speech.  Find out more…

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

Customize 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…

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, team work 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…

Debate Team Advantage – Debate team coaching and preparation is delivered via pod casts and preparation tips and materials.  Find out more…

Public Speaking Inside Out – 1 session introduce students to an audienced focused mindset that results 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 and persuade an audience.  Find out more…

Leadership Speeches – Students learn how to write and deliver a persuasive leadership speech.  Find out more…

Customize 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…

Resources

to teach debating & public speaking

DVD, student workbooks, pod casts

Debate team coaching made easy.

  • 5 sessions include pod casts and debate preparation resources, sent to your debating co-ordinator, can be used multiple times for multiple teams, that suit your timetable.
  • DAV topic and round reviews
  • Focus on a debating skill development
  • You control the content – Email us your specific questions or skill areas you would like covered.
  • Improve your students’ debating skills and confidence in inter-school contests.
  • Subscribe to 1 or the series of 5 to receive 20% discount on student workshops.

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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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Professional Development

workshops for teacher & school leaders

Inform - Influence - Inspire

Gain professional speaking skills
For your career and to develop your students

  • A unique training experience assists educators, school leaders and support staff communicate with confidence and professionalism in front of parents, community, peers and students.
  • Analyse your audience for targeted communication
  • Refine and develop your speaking skills, engage and connect to audiences
  • Fresh ideas on current or upcoming speeches, presentations or information sessions

Debating for Primary Students 

Empower your students with the skills of persuasive speaking.

  • Learn how to build an engaging debating programme differentiated for your students
  • Elaine will share insights of her successful debating programmes that ignite the love of public speaking
  • No debating experience necessary
  • Held at your school

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Secondary – Manage Debate Teams – More Success Less Stress

Strategies to streamline your debate team management. Elaine has introduced and rebuilt debate cultures in schools, developing a love of debating and will share with you:

  • Promote debating and encouraging students to debate
  • Competitions and debate options
  • Building student peer support debate network
  • Developing responsible student preparation habits, minimise forfeits
  • Elaine has introduced and rebuilt debate cultures in schools developing a love of debating.
  • Coaching teams
  • Overview on rules
  • Interpreting adjudications
  • What adjudicators are looking for in a winning team

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Develop speaking skills that will inform, influence and inspire. Raise your profile and open opportunities for career growth.
Individual coaching and small group workshops.
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Book Elaine Doyle as a guest speaker for staff or student events.

Elaine brings a wealth of experience and insights into developing communications skills and the opportunities this opens in your career and social life. You will be entertained and motivated with Elaine’s enthusiasm and speaking presence. Topics can be customized to support the theme of your event.  Find out more…

Public Speaking Inside Out Community Seminars – Raise money for your school

Bring your school community together with a professional development seminar at a fraction of the cost.  Up to half of the ticket price is donated back to your school.  The best fund raiser as it is hosted at your school with no upfront speakers costs.  Students are also welcome and they are free.  Find out 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
debating for secondary schools
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March – August 2016

debating for secondary students