Developing Public Speaking Skills in Secondary Students

Author: Laura Zinghini 


My name is Laura Zinghini and I have been a Drama and English Secondary teacher for 12 years. I am going to be discussing how to remove the fear and build confidence when public speaking for students in a secondary school setting. By looking at how students are obstructed by fear when they are public speaking and utilising strategies to overcome that fear of public speaking, we will assist students in all facets of life.

When I am teaching I try to utilise as many of these strategies as possible, and this in turn, informs my practise. Just remember, every student is an individual learner, and in order to cater to that learner, flexibility is key.