Advanced Public Speaking for Teens (Ages 14-18)

This is a highly interactive 8-week course for students (ages 14-18) with advanced public speaking skills. Learners with performing or speaking experience will strengthen their speaking talents with a popular TED speaker and speech coach.
Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D.
243 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Good speech organization is essential for anyone who wants to deliver a meaningful speech.  This course provides students with advanced speaking skills with opportunities to (1) organize their ideas for a speech in an orderly manner, (2) deliver a quality speech, and (3) give and receive positive speech feedback. 

Advanced speaking skill practice will include:
#1 - Storytelling Skills (Vocal Variety)
#2 - Impromptu Storytelling Skills (Eliminating Filler Words)
#3 - Motivational Storytelling Skills (Purpose)
#4 - Preparing a TED Talk (Speech Preparation)
#5 - Impromptu Speaking Skills (Use Gestures with Intention)
#6 - The Art of Persuasion (Opinion / Facts)
#7 - Question & Answers / Interview
#8 - Create a Demonstration Video 

Advanced speakers can also practice particular speeches for a contest, TED talk, podcast, video, or event.  The students and teacher will provide feedback that will help students improve their speeches or presentations for a special event or purpose.
I am a confidence builder.  I help students discover their unique talents and speak in front of others with confidence. I am a TED speaker, school assembly presenter, and award-winning Toastmaster.  I help students develop writing skills to organize information, craft a quality speech, and deliver a strong presentation. Students also learn how nonverbal communication such as eye contact, voice, and body language can strengthen (or weaken) a terrific speech.  I have prepared students to compete in local and national speech competitions as a coach and critiqued presentations as a speech contest judge.  

My doctoral degree is in education. I am certified to teach elementary education (K-8) as well as secondary communication arts, speech and theater, English, and science education. I have more than 30 years of teaching experience in traditional and online classrooms.  I empower student teachers and seasoned educators with the same creative and interactive strategies I use with students. 

As a school assembly speaker and mental health advocate, I help students throughout the country talk about tough topics.  I equip teens with the skills to communicate and resolve conflicts. I empower them with skills to create SMART personal goals that prepare them for success. I am the author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide.  Visit www.DrJulieConnor.com for more information.
Learners with advanced speaking skills will develop outlines and practice public speaking skills during class time.  No outside reading or preparation is required.
Learners with advanced speaking skills may choose to deliver a speech during class time. The teacher will provide written feedback and consultation with students who want to prepare and rehearse specific speeches.
 2 files available upon enrollment
* Speech outline for each week's class (provided to students by the teacher every week) * Pencil or pen
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Class discussion, thumbs up / thumbs down, brainstorming, read aloud sharing, step-by-step check-ins of the outline progress throughout the class, guided practice to check for understanding, independent writing practice; self-assessment, positive feedback to and from students in the class.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
* "My Speech Outline" (provided to students before class)
* Additional resources related to the week's topic will be provided to each student prior to class.
* Speech topic PowerPoint presentations


Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D.
Lives in the United States
TED & School Assembly Speaker | Teacher | Author
243 total reviews
401 completed classes

About Me

My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I help children and teens write and speak in front of others with confidence. 

Students practice conversation and public speaking skills with an encouraging, enthusiastic teacher.  They will learn writing skills to... 
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