Public Speaking (July 5-9)

Friday, July 9, 2021

Hi Everyone!

Today was the last class for Public Speaking and WOW! I must say... I am seriously impressed with everyone's progress and I can confidently say that all students are now pro-public speakers! Congratulations! 

Today we learned some helpful tips to de-stress and be confident before a big presentation. Students also got the chance to present their very own public speech in our first Explorer Hop New Channel Event! The event went fabulous! The students presented with confidence and ease and it was stellar. Well done everyone.

I wanted to thank both students and parents for an amazing week of camp. If you haven't already, I would highly recommend registering your child for Debate Junior Model UN. It is another fabulous public speaking style course that they would  100% excel in.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email. Look out for an email that will have your child's certificate for this course sometime today.

Thank you so much for everything, it was a pleasure to teach everyone and I hope to see you all in a future camp at Explorerhop.

- Marissa :)

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Class Time: July 5-9 9am-10am EST (Toronto Time)

Zoom Link: 

Hi Everyone! Wow we are almost nearing the end of the week! Time has flied by. 

Today students learned about online public speaking, and how it differs from in person presentations! We also retouched Aristotles 3 Pillars of Public Speaking: ethos, pathos, and logos. We also became experts on how to give online presentations and got the chance to develop our very own public speeches! 

Tomorrow, we will be hosting a LIVE student News Channel Event during class which will begin at 9:35am!

Parents if you would like to join at that time for a brief 10-15min presentation please do so with the zoom link above. We will also have a small audience of Explorer Hop staff there to support our wonderful students!

I look forward to it! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email! 

Thanks everyone, Great Work today! 

- Marissa :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 

Class Time: July 5-9 9am-10am EST (Toronto Time)

Zoom Link: 

Hello All! It was a fabulous class today, thank you to everyone for participating and sharing your thoughts. 

Today we learned all about TED Talks, and how they are a leading organization in modern day public speaking. Students also mastered the ability to be inspirational through their speeches, and learned helpful tips on how to create a positive impact on their audience. We also learned all about rhetoric and the art of becoming a persuasive speaker! Lastly we discussed Aristotle's 3 Pillars of Public Speaking: Ethos, Pathos, Logos and why they are important to have as a public speaker!

Tomorrow students will learn about the world of public speaking online, and get the chance to develop their very own "breaking news" style speeches which we will present live this Friday!

More information will be posted about Friday's live event in tomorrows blog, stay tuned!

Thanks again and please reach out of you have any questions!

- Marissa :)

Tuesday July 6, 2021

Class Time: July 5-9 9am-10am EST (Toronto Time)

Zoom Link: 

Hello Everyone! Another amazing morning of public speaking class. It was great to see everyones smiling faces! 

Today we learned how to build confidence before public speaking. We practiced a diaphragmatic breathing exercise and students learned the importance behind breathing effectively while public speaking. We also discussed public speaking bad habits to drop and the different types of speech patterns. 

We also played a "filler free" challenge where students had to give impromptu mini speeches without using words "" and we began brainstorming topics for our speeches on Friday! 

Tomorrow we will learn about all about Ted Talks and the importance of inspirational speeches. Students will also become masters at rhetoric/the art of persuasion and learn about Aristotle's Ethos, Pathos and Logos. 

I look forward to tomorrows class! Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

- Marissa :)


Monday July 5, 2021 

Class Time: July 5-9 9am-10am EST (Toronto Time)

Zoom Link: 

Happy Monday!

Hi Parents! We had a great first day of class. It was lovely to get to meet everyone and hear all of your brilliant ideas!

Today we became experts on what public speaking is all about, the historical background, and how it is an important skill to master for the future. We also learned about Aristotle and his impact on public speaking. Students also learned about public speaking in the news!  

Tomorrow the students will learn how to build their confidence in public speaking. They will also learn key breathing exercises to help with speeches and all about the different organizational speaking patterns. 

I look forward to the next class! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out via email. 

See you tomorrow!

- Marissa :)


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Public Speaking. My name is Marissa and I will be your child's Public Speaking coach for the week! I am beyond excited to be working with your kids on their path to becoming Public Speaking superstars.

Throughout the course of this week, your child will transform into a confident and credible public speaker! I will be updating this blog daily with what your child learned, tasks they completed and updates for our surprise event on Friday July 9th!

Class Time: July 5-9 9am-10am EST (Toronto Time)

Zoom Link: 

Please check back to our Program Blog for updates after each class! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

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