Make Your Point: Introduction to Public Speaking

Age 9-14

Course Description

In this project-based elective course, students will master public speaking techniques to effectively share their ideas and amplify their creativity. Students will give a toast in honor of a family member, write and deliver a keynote speech, develop a personal narrative into a radio pitch, respectfully debate an instructor, perform a short stand-up comedy routine, and give their own TED-Ed Student Talk. Students will rigorously revise speech outlines and first draft performances with their instructors, and they will have the opportunity to practice speaking for an authentic audience by pitching an audio story to a radio show and submitting their own TED talk to the TED-Ed Student Talks YouTube channel. Along the way, students will learn how organization, tone, eye contact, body language, rhetoric, and visual aids can make any speaker inspirational and effective.

Who's this course for

Ages 9-14

This course typically takes 3-6 months to complete. This depends on the student's dedication to homework, their previous experience, and their learning style. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, taking extra time to explore and reinforce concepts as needed.


  • Course modules


  • MYP1 Personal Introductions

    MYP2 Toastmaker

    MYP3 Speechwriter

    MYP4 Keynote Speaker

    MYP5 Storyteller

    MYP6 Radio Pitch

    MYP7 Defense Attorney

    MYP8 Stand-up Comedian

    MYP9 Master Project: Your TED-Ed Student Talk

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