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 25 speech contest titles Elaine Doyle will empower your students to articulate their message with maturity, influence and speaking presence.
Elaine has coached students to state finals in Legacy Junior Public Speaking and VCAA Plain English Speaking Award. 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 and Toastmasters International, Elaine knows excactly how to train your students in advanced speaking techniques that adjudicators look for.
Primary and Secondary Schools incursions
Taste of Debating : persuasive speaking for absolute beginners, debate games and debate basics (2 periods)
Introduction to debating: DAV ready skills Master Matter, Method & Manner (5 x 1 periods)
Supercharge your debating: advanced techniques, thematic rebuttal, secret topic preparation + practice debate (3 periods)
My best Speech: comprehensive speaking skills focus group. This course develops students skills and confidence in all elements of public speaking skills. Can include a speech night/showcase or contest (6 x 1 periods)
Speaking skills group workshops: build your own programme, Persuasive, inspirational, technical, humour….(1 period each) see more options
Individual coaching: contest preparation, interviews, leadership.
Teachers Professional development
Implementing Debating Programmes for Year 5 & 6 Students Learn how to build an engaging debating programme differentiated for your students. No debating experience necessary. Book this at your school Read more
Student Debate DVD Resource for teaching debating. With commentary track dissecting winning persuasive tactics. Includes a complete student demonstration debate. Great for debate coaching for inter-school contests or to introduce debating to students. Target audience years 5 to year 10 In stock – purchase on line now.
Introduction to Debating Student Workbook A must have resource for all debaters. Target audience year 5 to year 10. Your students will develop strong persuasive speaking skills and methods using these worksheets developed by leading debating trainer Elaine Doyle. Sold in Class sets only. Discount for purchases of over 4 sets. purchase on line now
This 12 page debate workbook includes 9 essential worksheets:
- Debate room set up
- How a debate works summary
- Adjudication form
- Debating Terms – comprehensive Quick Guide
- Matter – Argument structure worksheet
- Matter – Rebuttal structure worksheet Download free rebuttal worksheet
- Method – Speakers Roles – Explains the structure and responsibility of each speaker includes % of time spent and speaking flow of the debate. This follows the Australia Asia 3 on 3 style of debating used in Australian secondary schools and in the Debating Association Victoria (DAV) Schools Contest
- Manner – Voice, persuasive and effective use of vocal techniques
- Manner – Body Language confident and appropriate body language
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Train to Speak Success Stories
Read about Aidan, one of the best junior speakers in Victoria. Read more
Find out what a Swannie Award is and the students Elaine Doyle has help on this journey of achievement. Read more