Plan a talk

Please find our guides for all participants below, with key planning steps, timings for the event, talk themes and top tips from past speakers and schools for a successful, high-impact event. Talk details are agreed between the speaker and the school but please do not hesitate to contact our team for more suggestions, guidance and help.

Speaker Guidance[PDFs]

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  • Taking Part as a Speaker [PDF, 1MB] An overview on how we work with you and what to expect as a speaker.

  • Planning Your Talk [PDF, 4MB] A comprehensive guide on themes, formats and top tips on what helps speakers leave an impact with their Speakers for Schools talk.

School Guidance [PDFs]

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  • Schools: Preparation Guide [PDF, 302 kB] Information on the format, preparing students and themes to discuss with your speaker.

  • Q&A Prep Sheet for Students [PDF, 399 kB] This is to help students prepare for an interactive Q&A with the speaker, either in class or as homework.

  • On the Day Hosting Guide [PDF, 132 KB] This gives a checklist and some helpful guidance on how to make the most of your talk on the day.

  • Student Feedback Form [PDF, 47kB] Please download and print copies of this very short form to hand out to students before they leave the event space. Scan and send to: info@speakers4schools.org

  • Speakers for Schools logo [JPG, 264 kB] For projector or event materials. Click the link, then right click and select ‘Save Image As’.