School Programs

There are 2 programs that AoT can offer to schools – our AoT 101 and The Workshop. Both these programs are suited for students aged between 14 and 18 years old and have been designed with flexibility in mind in order to meet your requirements.

The AoT 101

  • Large-scale interactive session (school-wide, up to 1,000)
  • Equips learners with the basic presentation and public speaking skills
  • 45 to 90 minutes

The AoT 101 is an interactive talk designed to equip students with basic oratorical skills and techniques for them to drastically improve the quality of their presentations. The session will encompass 1. Basic tips and tricks on how to effectively use visual aids, 2. Visualisation techniques to help students overcome difficulties with public-speaking, and 3. The usage of body language of gestures to enhance the persuasiveness and engagement of their presentations. Students will be asked to participate in various interactive activities in the talk to maximise their engagement with the subject matter. The AoT 101 operates best in auditoriums or large seminar rooms with a projector screen. At the end of the session, students should be able to:

  1. Be more comfortable speaking in front of audiences
  2. Construct uncluttered, organised visual aids
  3. Be aware of the bad habits regarding body language and gestures

The Workshop

  • Smaller-scale, more personal approach to learning (100 learners max)
  • Explores public speaking as an art in depth
  • Up to 3 hours in duration

Our Workshop offers a more intimate and personal way for participants to learn. The longer duration will give them the opportunity to explore topics such as body language, content organization, visual aids and vocal modulation in greater depth. The size is also limited to ensure a smaller facilitator to participant ratio. In doing so, we hope to give more participants the opportunity to be heard. The ideal setting for the workshop would be a large classroom or lecture theatre, conducive for collaborative learning. Unlike the AoT 101 session, the Workshop will feature a more diverse range of student-centric teaching methods including discussions, presentations, peer learning and facilitation. At the end of the session, students should be able to:

  1. Know more about their own voices and their distinct characteristics
  2. Be able to speak confidently in front of audiences
  3. Construct well organised content conveyed through engaging visual aids
  4. Be able to modulate from a range of postures and gestures throughout their speeches