Public Speaking for Kids and Teens
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A course that builds massive confidence in kids and teens, teaching key technique in writing and delivering speeches.
4.1 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
90 students enrolled
Created by Tracy Goodwin
Last updated 5/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a strong sense of confidence for speaking publically in presentations and otherwise.
  • Understand what it takes to build personal self-confidence.
  • Know what their message is and how they should deliver it.
  • Get past fears that could be keeping them from speaking and finding their voice.
  • Have a complete understanding of how to pick a topic and cull it down as to reduce overwhelm when writing their speech.
  • Know how to create confidence in their body and voice.
  • Know how to create a strong speech with a proper introduction, body and conclusion.
  • Be able to deliver their presentation at the proper pace.
  • Be able to use correct posture that will exhibit confidence when presenting.
  • Have a better understanding of what to do with their hands so they use the proper amount of gestures that feel comfortable.
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  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Public Speaking for kids and teens is an amazing course for any parent, child or teen who wants to see massive confidence built for public speaking. This course is all about building confidence as you learn loads of technique that will make the topic selection, speech writing and delivery process much smoother. Public speaking is a life long skill and employers are desperately looking for employees that are great at it.

This course is a wonderful beginning for anyone who is afraid of public speaking or wants to get better at it.

Loaded with tips and techniques on confidence building, topic selection, speech writing and delivery this is a great course for the beginner or even more advanced student of speaking.

The techniques are broken down into easy to understand terminology for kids and yet spoken in such a way that teens can relate to them as well.

The course currently includes 33 training videos and a number of supporting pdf documents that can be downloaded. I will continue adding lectures in other areas of public speaking technique weekly in the areas of voice technique and actual presentation skills. The price of the course will go up soon as I start adding more lectures and content.

This is a self-paced course that could be completed in a day or two or over time.

In addition to the course materials, I am on hand in the disucssion boards to answer questions and give support on a regular basis.

Public speaking is one of the most valuable skill sets we can give our children as employers, educators, colleges and beyond require this skill set. It's also the number one fear among adults. Now is the time to set a great foundation for no fear public speaking and massive confidence building in kids and teens, this skill set will last a lifetime.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any child or teen that wants to improve their presentation and speaking skills.
  • Any child or teen that has fear of public speaking.
  • Any child or teen that wants to go on to college or be more competitive in the job marketplace.
  • Any child or teen that has had overwhelm in the past when writing a speech or presenting it.
  • Any child or teen who does not enjoy the process of public speaking.
  • Any child or teen that wants to build massive confidence.
  • Any parent who wants their child to have any of the above listed.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
Introduction to Course
2 Lectures 04:08

Welcome to public speaking for kids and teens! In this course kids, teens and parents will learn all about building confidence to make that great presentation, the best technique for putting it all together and delivery technique that will make you shine (you already do anyway!)

In this course I'll cover valuable confidence building technique, content writing that will keep you from overwhelm and delivery techniques. I'll continue to add more and more chapters so please stay tuned and thank you for joining the course.

Preview 01:44

I'm known around the globe as The Red Sweater Lady for my extensive trainings in public speaking, voice and on camera technique and effective communication strategies. I've got a masters degree in Child Drama and directed plays all over the world after I worked professionally as an actress. For years now I've been coaching and teaching people how to build confidence, get past their fears and write and deliver great presentations. I can't wait to help you with one of the most amazing skill sets you will ever learn that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

Preview 02:24
Discovering Your Message and Style
11 Lectures 35:10

One of the most important things you can do when you present is be you. The audience is not looking for perfection, they are looking for someone they can relate to, the quirky things about you make you, YOU and that's what you need to embrace. In this lecture I"ll show you how.

Preview 03:05

One of the first things you have to do is get some confidence, that's hard to do when you have lots of negative beliefs in your head. The truth is, we are all a little afraid and believe we can't do it, but the REAL truth is, we can! In this lecture I'll help you get past your negative beliefs and replace them with the truth, your awesome!

Preview 03:49

It's key to have real confidence, but sometimes you have to put it into your body and voice and then the actual confidence will follow. In this video, I'll show you how to look and sound confident, even if you aren't...yet!

Getting Confidant in Your Body and Voice

It's simple, you can choose to be brilliant, or not. Often times it's harder to choose brilliance but everyone is brilliant and you can write and deliver a brilliant speech, you just have to believe it.

In this lecture we will take a look at your brilliance and making that the obvious choice.

Choosing Brilliance

Public speaking is the number one fear of adults and probably many kids. But, it doesn't have to be. It's so important to get past this fear and now is just as good a time as any. There is no need to fear as long as you have the technique you need to deliver. In this lecture we will talk about the fears and I'll give you a great technique to get past them.

Addressing Fears

In this lecture I have a document for you to take a look at. On the document it gives you specific instructions for a crazy wild activity that will help you get your voice out. I want you to sing, sing a song wild and crazy and get your voice out, let yourself be heard! See the document for instructions.

Practice Getting Your Voice Out
1 page

In this video I'll talk about the human quality of mistakes and how striving for perfection is not a great choice. Everyone makes mistakes, it's important to practice and prepare but it's okay if you mess up.

Embracing Mistakes

One of the most important things in speaking is connecting to your audience and them to you. How do you relate to the audience, how do they relate to you? In this lecture we will look at ways that you can be more re-latable to your audience so they will truly listen and connect to you and your message.

Relating to the Audience

What if the audience were on your side? We get so caught up in the fear of what the audience might think of us that we forget that maybe they will think we are fabulous. It's time to take back the power and believe that we can do this and that maybe, just maybe, the audience wants us to succeed.

The Audience is on Your Side

Storytelling is really, in a way what public speaking is. But, if you can connect real life experiences and roll them into your topic that is amazing. People love to hear stories, that's what they connect to the most. In this lecture we will talk about ways you can add in storytelling to your presentations.


Everyone has a message, something they believe in. What is your message? What do you want to tell the world? In this lecture we will take a look at finding your message and how to best share it with the world boldly and confidently.

Finding Your Message
Technical Aspects of Speech Writing
9 Lectures 19:41

In this lecture I just give a quick run down of all the important pieces of the technical side of writing a great presentation. This is just an introduction to what all goes into writing the speech and the easiest way to get it done and completely avoid overwhelm while crafting a really memorable speech.

Introduction to Technical Section

Okay, so maybe your audience is your class. That's okay! In this lecture we will talk about knowing who your audience is and what they like, what they don't, what they might find interesting. This is really an important part of public speaking for all the speeches that are to come, even when the audience is not made up of your classmates.

Knowing Your Audience

Picking a topic can be easy or hard. Sometimes it's overwhelming to even think about what you want to write. In this lecture I"ll give you some easy topic selection tips and a branstorming exerices. Picking a topic, even if there are guidlines should be done in a way where you find something that you and your audience will love to share.

Brainstorming Topics

Once you have selected your topic, it's the overwhelm of knowing where to start and start writing that really gets you. But, there is a super easy way to organize the items that you are going to speak about. In this lecture I'll teach you a super simple system of organizing that will make the writing process seamless.

Narrowing Down a Topic

There is a very specific structure that should be followed to write speeches that really are easy to follow and make the most sense. Far too many people leave out some valuable bits. Here is an example document of what you need to have and the order in which you need to have it.

Writing an Outline
2 pages

The length of time you have to speak determines how much information you can put into your speech. This time limit will effect how you cull the topic down. In this lecture I talk about how much information you can include for certain lengths of speeches.

Establishing Time

When you are writing your speech you need to determine the order in which you will place the content. There are two ways you can order your presentation, chronalogically or in an order that makes the most sense. In this lecture I will teach you the reason behind each and when to choose which.

Creating an Order

The introduction is very important, yes, the entire presentation is very important but it is at the beginning where we get our audience's attention. In this lecture I will teach you the pieces that need to be included in the introduction and the why's and how's of making sure they get where they need to be.


Conclusion is probably next up on the list of most important, it's the ending, it's what we leave our audience with, thinking about, taking action on. You don't want to just stop, abrupt endings don't make for great speeches. In this lecture I'll teach you the proper way to create a great conclusion.

Keys for a Fantastic Delivery
7 Lectures 13:04

The voice is one of the most powerful tools you have. In addition to your body, your voice can really express confidence and keep your audience engaged with vocal variety. In this lecture I talk about having a confident voice and how that will help your overall presentation.

Speaking with a Confident Voice

One of the most important pieces of presenting successfully is speaking at a pace that is just right, not too fast or too slow. This is one of the biggest mistakes people make when they get nervous, going too fast. In this lecture I"ll teach you a cool concept about making sure your speed is just right!


Pace is so essential, you learned that from the video. Now, in this lecture, I have a document for you where you can go and practice setting your core 5. Take a look at get your pace set and start speaking at that pace on a regular basis to get it established in your muscle memory.

Practice Pace
1 page

More to do! Yes, but this should be fun. Practice is important and while you don't have to practice all the time, it's very important to get the words out of your head or off the page. In this lecture I'll teach you some valuable ways to practice and why it's so important.


Posture is really important and it's one of the ways you can look confident, even if you are not, yet! In this lecture I'll talk about how to stand so you look confident but not stiff and how your confident mind set will follow once you put confidence in your body.


One of the things people get so concerned about when they do presentations is what to do with their hands. Some people move them way too much, others, not at all and look stiff. In this lecture I'll teach you how to create real looking gestures that feel comfortable to you and are not a distraction to your audience.


Everyone tells you to breath and you know that. But, in this lecture I'll teach you all the reasons why breathing is so important and what it can do for you. I'll also talk about what you should do while your presenting to make sure you are breathing.

Conclusion and Wrap Up
1 Lecture 01:44

You've done an amazing job! This is just a final wrap up video wishing you great success. You got this!

Final Wrap Up
About the Instructor
Tracy Goodwin
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Tracy Goodwin is known around the globe as the Red Sweater Lady for her extensive collection of communication and voice training videos. With over 20 plus years experience in voice, on camera and communication training, she is a master of her game. Tracy holds a BFA in Directing, an MA in Child Drama and an MA in Corporate Communications. Tracy has trained clients all over the world from professional actors to news personalities to C-Suite Executives. Tracy can teach you how to Captivate the Room by creating and delivering engaging content in a captivating and persuasive way. Tracy's methods are guaranteed to work and have been perfected over the years through education, training and consulting.