Designed to educate students on the world of enterprise and its 13 key skills, School Speakers has developed a range of fun and interactive enterprise days. These are either full or half-day sessions delivered by some of the UK's leading entrepreneurs.
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Based loosely on the hit TV show, students will be split into mixed ability groups and compete against each other in Apprentice type tasks. The tasks will have a strong business and enterprise focus as well as working on other transferable skills such as teamwork, confidence and public speaking.
A very popular enterprise event, The Dragons Challenge sees students split into mixed ability groups with the aim of launching a brand new product that they feel will be successful in today’s market place. They will work through a number of business related tasks such as product development, brainstorming ideas, needs of the customer, four P's of marketing and also social media and the web.
School Speakers, set up by entrepreneur Apprentice TV star Claire Young, is the UK's No.1 agency working with schools (primary and secondary), colleges and universities to provide talks, workshops and full day activities for students. We work with schools nationwide, and internationally, on a daily basis supporting key events in the academic calendar. Having over 300 speakers registered with us we are confident that we can provide you with a speaker that will enthuse, motivate and raise aspirations amongst your students.
In this fun filled enterprise day, pupils officially become part of the Xing Smoothie team and undertake an interactive marketing and product development task for the production of a new smoothie drink.The workshop will see students learn to put the five P's (place, product, promotion, price, people) into practice. Once they have completed their tasks they then have to present their new products to the dragons to scrutinise!
Presented by Xing Smoothies, Brand Me enables students to explore the benefits and pitfalls of social media including aspects of personal branding, reputation and self-promotion. It teaches pupils how to harness the power of the internet to gain advantages over the competition and help secure job or new business opportunities.
Apprentice TV star Adam Corbally started his first business on his local market aged 19 selling fruit and vegetables two days a week. He quickly grew the business into a wholesale operation importing Fruit, Vegetables, Christmas Trees, Plants and Flowers from Europe to sell on to businesses across the North West of England.
The Teen-Trepreneur ‘iLead’ is an action packed one day programme designed to develop and harness the entrepreneurial soft skills required for students to tackle the fast-changing world. Every student plays the role of decision makers, whilst wearing multiple hats and putting it all into practice by running their own business competing with others through the Teen-Trepreneur board game.
Participants will be able to define the key elements of entrepreneurship by the end of the session and will take part in practical problem solving activities which will build their appetite for enterprise and entrepreneurship. By working in teams and brainstorming, students will develop a business plan (with a Minimum Viable Product) based on the Lean Startup Methodology.
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Joy Marsden: I have just returned to my office after the interview event and I can only say how wonderful our students were. I think your presentation yesterday hit just the right note and prepared them in advance, not only to face the interview but to have the confidence to approach businesses just to ‘chat’. Thank you so much for being involved in this event and I look forward to seeing you in the future– Karen Betty, Skills for Life Co-ordinator, Northampton Academy
Truly incredible from beginning to end! His presentation was pitched perfectly for our students who sat in stunned silence listening intently to his amazing story. We really couldn’t have asked for a more passionate or inspirational speaker!– Lisa Green, National Enterprise Academy
The presentation was truly inspiring; our students really enjoyed listening to John's experiences in the Royal Marines and his role working for TV companies in the jungle and they realised they could be just like him. By working hard, broadening their horizons, learning new skills and believing in themselves, they too could achieve anything they put their hearts into. An inspiring day that left an enduring impression - fantastic.– Adrian Barber, Project Manager, Bigger Picture Arts
Just a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed Alex’s talk. He was an absolute trooper getting through 2 hours of talking with his voice slowly getting more hoarse! The students were fascinated by his story and the advice he gave them was priceless. Nothing I could have told them about the world of work could have had so much impact. The students were rapt and he responded very well to their questions. The talk was very memorable, funny and informative. We will definitely be looking to book him again next year.– Heather Wilson, Teacher of English/ Head of PHSCE, Portland Place School
Claire’s speech showed that she fully understood the ethos of the school; it was informative, encouraging and motivational. Pupils and parents have commented on how much they enjoyed listening to her and how much they appreciated the care she took to make our prize winners feel special. We will certainly use her ‘top tips’ to reinforce the valuable messages she passed on. Our only problem now is how to follow this next year!– Elizabeth Thomas, Head Mistress, Stonar School
Dynamic, forthright, bold, but utterly charming, Claire showed insight and understanding, offering pertinent advice to individuals and groups alike. A consummate professional and a true inspiration to all young women.– Ian Edwards, Head of Business, Tudorhall School
From my experience of working with Emma-Jane I would feel comfortable in recommending her self-esteem & confidence workshops and hope we can collaborate on some work in the future.– Sarah Green - Owner of Cerato Services