G.A.T.E.WAYS Leadership Workshops

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G.A.T.E.WAYS Education for Gifted Children


G.A.T.E.WAYS Leadership Workshops


September 19, 2023


9:15 am


These programs provide an opportunity for students with leadership potential to come together to develop their critical and creative thinking, problem solving, communication, organisational and leadership skills.

Day 1

Workshop 1 — Making Toasts Without A Toaster! with Jacqx Melilli

Wouldn’t you love to be able to give a toast at a moment’s notice that will be remembered forever – for the right reasons? A toast is given to commemorate, praise or celebrate a person or event, but it is the delivery of that toast is either going to make YOU a star as well… or send your audience off to Snoozeville. In this workshop, Jacqx is going to show you how to write, rehearse and deliver your toast using icebreakers, humour, and zero deadly filler words.  You’ll be at the mercy of um counters, timekeepers, grammarians and evaluators to score you for clarity, vocal variety, eye contact, gestures, audience awareness, comfort level and how well you engage your listeners. If it sounds like an Australian Idol in toastmaster style, that’s because it will be. Let’s make toasts… without a toaster!

G.A.T.E.WAYS Leadership Workshops

Day 2

Workshop 1 — Nail That Interview! with Jacqx Melilli

Okay, so YOU know you’re the best person for the job/leadership position/ambassadorship/acting role. Now all you need to do is convince the person or people interviewing you why that’s the way it is – but how?  Today, you’ll learn to put your best foot forward by slipping into your interviewer’s shoes and deducing what they really want in the successful candidate, and then making sure you present those skills and knowledge with stories to back yourself up so you’re showing what you’ve done, rather than just telling them you’re good at it. Confidence is key, and you’ll leave with enough nuggets of wisdom to ace any panel and wow any potential selector with your interviewing prowess!

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