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Public Speaking for Ages 10-14

In this highly engaging and interactive ongoing class, learners (ages 10-14) gain confidence as they practice public speaking and communication skills with a popular TED speaker and speech coach.
Dr. Julie Connor, Ed.D.
281 total reviews for this teacher
47 reviews for this class
Completed by 467 learners
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Mon, Nov 28

Meets Once per week
8:00 – 8:45 AM
5 learners enrolled

Next on Mon, Nov 28

Meets Once per week
8:55 – 9:40 AM
2 learners enrolled

Next on Mon, Nov 28

Meets Once per week
2:00 – 2:45 PM
3 learners enrolled

Next on Wed, Nov 30

Meets Once per week
1:00 – 1:45 PM
3 learners enrolled
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Good speech organization is essential for anyone who wants to deliver a meaningful speech.  Many students are nervous to speak in front of others because they do not feel equipped with the skills to speak with confidence.  This course provides students 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. 
My name is Dr. Julie Connor and 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 speaker, 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 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 for more information.
Learners will develop outlines and practice public speaking skills during class time.  No outside reading or preparation is required.

Learners 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 upon request.
 1 file available upon enrollment
* "My Speech Outline" worksheet (provided to students before class) * 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
45 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
281 total reviews
427 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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