Public Speaking Workshops

SPECIAL NOTE: Our intention is still to offer both in-class and virtual online options for our Fall/Winter programs at our Vaughan location, so that clients can choose which way they wish to learn. However, classes at our McMaster Innovation Park location are only offered in person.

When we do offer in-class options, we will be following strict protocol for the health and safety of our students and staff, and ensuring we not only adhere to government requirements but exceed safety expectations.

More information on our live online distance learning can be found HERE.

Public Speaking Workshops

Our four-lesson Public Speaking workshops are available in the Winter and Summer Sessions.

Winter 2022
Grades 4-5**: Mar. 19-Apr.9 – Saturdays 2:30-4:30 (Schwartz/Reisman Centre)
Grades 4-5**: Apr. 23-May 14- Saturdays 4:15-6:15 (McMaster Innovation Park)
Grades 6-8**: Feb. 6-Mar. 6 – Sundays 6:45-8:45 (Schwartz/Reisman Centre)
Grades 6-8**: June 4-25 – Sundays 4:15-6:15 (McMaster Innovation Park)
Grades 9+**: Jan. 9-30 – Sundays 6:45-8:45 (Schwartz/Reisman Centre)
** For students entering these grades in September 2021.

Winter 2023
Grades 4-5***: Apr. 15-May 6 – Saturdays 2:30-4:30 (Schwartz/Reisman Centre)
Grades 6-8***: Feb. 5-Mar. 5 – Sundays 2:15-4:15 (Schwartz/Reisman Centre)
Grades 9+***: Jan. 8-29 – Sundays 2:15-4:15 (Schwartz/Reisman Centre)
*** For students entering these grades in September 2022.

In these exciting workshops, students will gain a thorough introduction to the art of public speaking. Providing an overview of the elements of oral presentation (e.g., tone of voice, body language, diction, rhetoric, and persuasion), the course will give students strategies for expressing themselves clearly, effectively, and convincingly. Encouraging youth to articulate their ideas on a range of social issues, each session will critically analyze an influential speech. Students will also develop their own speeches, gaining the opportunity to apply what they are learning in class by workshopping and performing their speeches.

Throughout the workshops, students will:

  • Cultivate their communication and persuasion skills through exercises that enhance their written and verbal expression.
  • Learn techniques for building confidence, remaining calm in front of audiences, and warming up before speeches and debates.
  • Learn to master the techniques of body and voices that make for effective speeches.
  • Engage in conversation and debate relating to important social issues.
  • Analyze persuasive speeches.
For more information, contact Brain Power at or (905) 303-5457.

To see our students’ success at Speakers Idol 2020, view the video below!

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