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Date(s) - 27/08/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Castlereagh Boutique Hotel - The Masonic Club


Sunday 27th August 2017
Venue: Masonic Club 169 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Early bird rates available if payment made on or prior to Friday 11th August.

Sunday 27th August, 2017

Sunday 27th August, 2017
9.00 Arrival and Registration
9.20 Welcome and outline of the day
9.30 Sandra Carter – Head of Speech & Public Speaking ­ SCEGGS
“Public Speaking ­ Where to Start”

11.00 Morning Tea (provided)

11.30 Touchstones ­ Peer Led Learning
“Ways Into Impromptu Speaking”

12.30 Lunch (not provided)

2.00 Melinda Walsh ­ Debating Coach & Law student
“Debating ”

4.15 Committee Meeting
Agenda items to be emailed to
[email protected]
by Friday 11th August

5:00 Conclusion of Day

Early Bird registration closes Friday 11th August 2017
Early Bird Rate Regular Rate
By 11th Aug. After 11th Aug.
Member: $80 $110
Non Members: $100 $130
Concession/Senior: $70 $85
Students: $60 $60
First time attendee: $35 $35

*Note: there is no student or first ­time attendee Early Bird rate.
Early Bird closes on 11th August 2017, after which full rates apply.

By Direct Deposit: BSB 082342 Account No. 516265894
National Australia Bank, Rockdale Branch
Delegate surname to be used as reference ID on electronic deposit
Email electronic receipt: [email protected]
Payments by direct debit will NOT be accepted AFTER 23rd August.
By Cheque: Cheque payable to Speech & Drama Assoc of NSW Inc
Posted to: Treasurer, Sari Erasmus­Hickey
PO Box 658, Kingswood NSW 2747

On the Day Registration: Payments FROM Wednesday 23rd August onwards, cash or cheque only.

SANDRA CARTER ­ Head of Speech ­ SCEGGS Darlinghurst
“Public Speaking Where to Start”: In a survey of CEO’s and employers, the ability to speak in public is cited as the number one job skill. However, getting started in teaching this valuable skill is not always so straightforward. Whether you have been teaching Public Speaking for many years or you are just starting out Sandra will share with you her strategies for getting students involved beginning with junior primary students through to adults. Please be prepared to join in and speak up!

Bio: Sandra Carter is the President and an examiner for ASCA (Australian Speech Communication Association). She has been teaching for over 40 years, the past 30 at SCEGGS Darlinghurst. Her students range in age from 3 years to 70 years ­ from Kindergarten children to grappling with the complex sounds of our language to CEO’s struggling with their fear of public speaking. Sandra prepares students Public Speaking Competitions including The Plain English Speaking Award, Legacy Junior Speaking Award, Rostrum Voice of Youth and UN Voice. Workshops and courses Sandra has conducted have included, Voice Care for the Teacher and Sports Coach , (now compulsory for all new teachers at SCEGGS), Not Another Meeting how to get the most out of your meetings, Speaking in a Leadership Role for senior students and prefects, Voice Power a voice and presentation workshop for corporate world and ‘I’d Rather Die than Speak in Public’ a workshop for nervous adults. Sandra is passionate about the power of Public Speaking to transform students’ lives and believes that it is the key to getting the top jobs and closing the gender gap in the workforce. Sandra has titled her workshop “Public Speaking… Where to start”.

TOUCHSTONES ­ Impromptu Speaking
We are continuing our regular sessions for the sharing of corporate knowledge from basics to the best. We all have experience in teaching various aspects of the foundations of our craft and these sessions will be facilitated by members of your committee to bring out the combined knowledge of the group for the benefit of brand new teachers and re­energising those with years of experience. So bring your ideas, experience and enthusiasm to share with the other members of the Association. The topic in August is “Impromptu Speaking”. Two members will present their most effective method of teaching impromptu speaking prior to a peer led discussion.

MELINDA WALSH Debating Coach & Law Student
Debating Outline: Part I: The Basics: ­
What are the goals of debating? ­
Introduction to speaker roles ­
How to structure prep time
Rebuttal tips and tricks ­
How expectations differ across age groups
Practical Activity
Part II: Coaching Tips and Tricks ­
How to Address Common Problems – ­ Lack of knowledge – Lack of structure – ­ Failure to achieve or identify the “clash” ­- Lack of cohesion – Practical Activity
Part III: The “Sticky Situations” of Debating – How to Approach and Prepare For Them –
No model provided – Problems with the definition – No clash ­- Squirrelling -­ Incorrect information – Hung case ­- The role of 3rd negative

Bio: Mel graduated from PLC Sydney in 2014 as Public Speaking Captain and also Captain of the Debating Firsts. Within her final year at school, she represented Australia at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Lithuania. Since graduating, Mel has been involved in coaching PLC’s representatives to the Australian Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (AIDPSC) and the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships (WIDPSC)in Debating. For the last two years, Mel has also coached a Year 6 debating team, which recently debated in the ISDA Grand Final.