Event: Writing Humorous Speeches for Teens — Arts Centre Melbourne 9 July 2024

Public Speaking Workshops — Melbourne School Holidays

Join me, Taku Mbudzi, for a one-day masterclass in writing humorous speeches for public presentation on stage.

In this hands-on arts learning experience, students will:

  • Work with Arts Centre Melbourne Creative Learning facilitators to explore what an identity as an artist and creative looks like, how it encompasses or enhances certain elements of personality, creativity and community.
  • Explore Arts Centre Melbourne’s Collections of costumes, memorabilia, set designs and photographs – the Australian Music Vault and APAC Reveal, a new state of the art facility where participants can interact with the processes of maintaining and displaying the Collection. Students are encouraged to reflect on the Collection’s role in celebrating artist identities.
  • Engage in a storytelling workshop to learn how to add humour to a 3-minute speech about a serious topic you care deeply about. Taku’s public speaking tips will equip participants to be effective young communicators and leaders who use their voices to authentically express themselves and advocate for others in their community.

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Academy at Arts Centre Melbourne is a school holiday program for high-ability students in years 4-12, supported by the Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government, through the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series. Participants must be a student in a Victorian Government School to attend. This program is targeted to students whose school reports show high-ability in The Arts, showing advanced skills in creative expression. Read more here.