Sunday, 26 February 2017

Public Speaking Workshop for Kids

Have you planned activities for your kids for March school break? What about something that helps them improve confidence?

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Speaking in front of a group of people is probably one of the fears of, not just adults, but children as well. Some of us, grown-ups, get nervous, jittery, scared and sweaty when we’re about to speak in public, like on a stage, in front of colleagues or classmates, or going for a job panel interview. 

But what if there’s something we can do to help our kids be better than us? Help them build their confidence at an early age? I believe that public speaking need not be a scary experience. It should be something natural for kids, just like how speaking to friends feels like. Children should be confident and not develop any fear from speaking, whether it’s in front of 1 person or 10 or 100. 

Good thing nowadays is that there are workshops and trainings for kids to develop and practice public speaking. Some of us may not have the skills to train our children (well, if some of us are nervous about this task ourselves...haha!) but there are good trainers out there who can help your child or children. 

This coming school holidays in March, a public speaking workshop for kids will be held at Mont Kiara by Kian Tan, founder of Kids Public Speaking Mont Kiara Academy to help kids develop confidence and clarity through public speaking and real-life activities. 

Kids Public Speaking School Holiday Workshop 
       Dates: 20 & 21 March 2017 (Mon & Tues) 
       Ages: 7 - 12 years old 
       Price per ticket: RM350
  • March 20th (Day 1) 930am-330pm
  • March 21st (Day 2) 930am-1pm / Parents session on Day 2 at 11:30am
  • Snack and lunch provided on Day 1. Snack provided on Day 2. 

Venue: Level 1, Block B, Plaza Mont Kiara, No. 2, Jalan Mont' Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. 



Please be advised that seats are limited to 15 participants per workshop to allow time for one-on-one coaching each child.





7 benefits of public speaking development for children:
  1. Be more confident - as a child becomes more comfortable and confident in speaking, this also helps in making them confident in what they do or say
  2. Increase self-esteem - becoming more confident helps a child boost their self-awareness
  3. Be more expressive and communicative - public speaking helps a child develop stronger skills to express himself and communicate openly
  4. Have more effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills - whether it’s talking out loud, speaking to peers or writing their thoughts, children develop better communication skills when trained to speak in public
  5. Be better at planning - because public speaking requires organized thinking before speaking, children will learn how to plan a speech before they carry it out
  6. Be more persuasive - speaking in public helps children develop skills to persuade or convince an audience with what they’re saying
  7. Be better prepared for their future - once a child develops the skills to speak with confidence, persuasion and impact, this will stay with him until he grows up and help him on his way to success, whether it’s for a job or own business. Being a powerful speaker makes a big difference. 


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Let’s help our kids develop their confidence and skills! Public speaking should be fun and enjoyable for children! Who knows, maybe our child will be as good as (or better) than the great public speakers of our time!

Trainer’s Profile - get to know your child’s trainer:

The trainer, KIAN TAN (on the left)
Kian Tan started Kids Public Speaking Mont Kiara Academy to help kids develop confidence and clarity through public speaking so that they can achieve their highest potential and early start of success. 

Graduated with Bachelor of Business Degree from University Technology, Sydney (Australia) majoring in Accounting & Finance, Kian started off as professional working in Big Four accounting firm. In 2004, he is the only Malaysian candidate selected to participate in the Global Development Exchange program where he was seconded to San Francisco, USA for 1 1⁄2 years together with 100 high-performing professionals from 30 different countries. 

Kian’s passion for training started since 2003 when he joined Toastmasters International. In his 2nd public speech addressing a small group of audience, he was totally blank and began sweating on stage. He realized he couldn’t continue to let the fear of public speaking consumed him. He studied, researched and watched over 10-years of World Champion Speeches’ videos (over 500 hours) to learn everything about public speaking. Since then, he was able to breakthrough his fear and won runner-ups and champions in various speech competitions including humorous, evaluation and international speech contests. Kian is also member of D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club, Past President of DKCTM Club, Past Area B1 Governor and was voted Division B Toastmaster of the Year for District 51. 

He followed his passion and became trainer for various workshops including Youth Leadership Program, Speechcraft workshop, TLI training and Train-The-Trainer (Advanced) program. 


He shared the same KPS’s mission to provide platform where children will have real-life experiences to speak up and share their message to the world, One Child At A Time.