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TalkMaze  


  • Type:
    After-school / weekend classes, Virtual Camp/Program
  • Focus:
    Public Speaking
  • Cost:
    $99 to $199/month
  • Ages:
    5 to 17
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
    English
  • Capacity:
    Varies
  • Programs:
    0 available; 1 TBD
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  • Summary

    TalkMaze answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    TalkMaze provides personalized, virtual 1-1 communication skills training for school-aged children to boost confidence. Thousands of students leave our programs empowered with lifelong tools to become strong leaders. With free trials and a multitude of offerings, TalkMaze has something that fits every family’s budget.

    • Special needs: Not available

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "We blend expert guidance with interactive learning, enabling your child to enjoy the journey of building communication skills. While your child's school may host a debate club, our offerings extend much further, including:

    -Programs for kids as young as 5
    -Carefully vetted coaches
    -Extensive curriculums
    -Virtual opportunities for growth
    -A global community for your child to learn from
    -Exclusive access to workshops & events

    These components propel your child's growth beyond standard debate club boundaries. Our 1:1 approach builds a strong student-coach connection and helps our experts alter the learning process according to each student’s needs. Our curriculum nurtures authentic engagement, empowering your child with lifelong skills."

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "Our dedicated coaches are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience for our students. Through our careful selection process, we ensure our coaches possess the expertise and passion needed to foster effective communication skills in children. Our staff members hold educational backgrounds in communication, education, or related fields, supplemented by specialized training in coaching techniques, child psychology, and confidence-building. Our team is from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and educational experiences. This inclusivity creates an environment where every child feels welcomed. We bring experience in education, communication, and child development, tailoring our programs to meet each student's unique needs."

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "The TalkMaze registration process is straightforward and accessible. We first conduct a free 30-minute session with parent(s) and their children to understand the child’s needs, assess their current progress, and discuss program details. Interested individuals can easily get started and find comprehensive program information on our website. We prioritize responsive communication, promptly addressing any inquiries or concerns. We aim to accommodate all applicants. In the event of cancellations, we accept refund requests up to four weeks before the program begins, with a nominal cancellation fee applied. Upon successful registration, families receive a warm welcome and detailed guidance about the upcoming sessions."

  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; TalkMaze currently has 0 program available; 1 TBD.

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    Virtual Program
    Coed
    Ages: 5 - 17
    Public Speaking, Education (multi)
    $99 to $199
    Virtual Program,
    Date TBDCost TBD
    Storytelling|Instructor lead (one on one)|Debate|Empowerment|Leadership Training|Public Speaking|Reading|Writing



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount for 2nd child 5%
    Discount for 3rd child 10%
    Discount for 4th child 15%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of TalkMaze

    our take

    TalkMaze is a one-of-a-kind after-school and virtual program focused on public speaking, catering to children aged 5 to 17. The program offers personalized communication skills training to boost confidence, aiming to empower students with lifelong tools for leadership and collaboration. Distinguished by its expert guidance and interactive learning, TalkMaze extends its offerings beyond traditional debate clubs. It accommodates kids as young as five and provides access to a global community, virtual growth opportunities, and exclusive workshops and events, all under the guidance of carefully selected coaches. The coaching team at TalkMaze comprises dedicated professionals with backgrounds in communication, education, and related fields. They are specially trained in coaching techniques, child psychology, and confidence-building, creating a diverse and inclusive environment where every child feels welcome. TalkMaze's mission is to exceed expectations and ignite the spirit of adventure through innovative and engaging approaches to learning. Ghalia Aamer, the founder and CEO, is deeply passionate about making communication skills training accessible, empowering young people to effect positive change. Reviews from participants and parents consistently highlight the program's effectiveness in enhancing confidence and communication skills in young children.


    More reviews of TalkMaze

    Rehab Youssef , Parent

    My Favourite Part About TalkMaze...

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    Taliyah Elsayed (Age 7), Camper

    Why Do I Like TalkMaze...

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    Johnathon (Age 7), Camper

    How Has TalkMaze Helped Me

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    Daniella (Age 6) , Camper

    How Has TalkMaze Helped Me

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    -Yaseen Elsayed (Age 7), Camper

    How Has TalkMaze Helped Me

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    More reviews of TalkMaze


    Rehab Youssef , Parent

    My Favourite Part About TalkMaze...

    “My favourite part about TalkMaze is that the kids learn something new that they have never experienced before. They’re 7 years old so I think it’s a good age to start….I think at this young age is even better. Kids nowadays have big minds and they know much more than we do, so they need to learn how to be confident, how to speak in front of people, how to gain knowledge, and how to speak to anyone and that can be challenging for them. But it’s easier for them now� ... Show More


    Taliyah Elsayed (Age 7), Camper

    Why Do I Like TalkMaze...

    "I think that it’s really good and I really like it because [my coach] really makes me happy each time I come. Whenever she asks me a question, I always answer it in a good and funny way and she always understands what I say. I like that at the end of the classes I get feedback and she tells me “good job” or “fantastic” and I always like those comments because it makes me feel proud of myself." -Taliyah Elsayed (Age 7 ... Show More


    Johnathon (Age 7), Camper

    How Has TalkMaze Helped Me

    "I'm more confident in my speeches and I can write better. TalkMaze is good for kids who maybe have social anxiety or they're shy or need help for their speeches." -Johnathon (Age 7)


    Daniella (Age 6) , Camper

    How Has TalkMaze Helped Me

    "[TalkMaze] made me more confident in my public speeches." -Daniella (Age 6)


    -Yaseen Elsayed (Age 7), Camper

    How Has TalkMaze Helped Me

    "I learned to talk slower and when i'm talking, don't be shy be confident. You're gonna do great and if you do bad it's still great." -Yaseen Elsayed (Age 7)


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  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Ghalia Aamer, CEO & Founder

    As a child, I struggled to communicate and was afraid of speaking. My teachers often expressed concerns to my parents about my lack of communication skills. Public speaking was incredibly daunting, and it affected every aspect of my life. However, everything changed in seventh grade when I joined the debate club. Seeing my opponents actively engaging with my arguments and the judges thoughtfully providing me feedback made me realize that my words finally mattered! The experience transformed my life and propelled me to become a competitive debater at the provincial and national levels.

    Motivated to help other students overcome their communication struggles, I became a debate coach at my former junior high school. The program expanded very quickly, and soon, the limited resources prevented me from accepting even more aspiring debaters. Finding it disheartening that this life-changing opportunity couldn’t be offered to more students, I decided to take action. In 2020, I founded TalkMaze with a vision for a world where communication skills training is accessible to every student around the globe. Our platform aims to empower young people globally through communication skills training.

    Today, TalkMaze offers virtual public speaking and debate programs, 1:1 coaching, and partners with several schools to provide tools to improve communication skills and boost confidence. Thousands of students across the globe have benefited from TalkMaze’s programs and support. As the founder and CEO of TalkMaze, I travel around the world to advocate for expanding access to communication skills training, with a mission to continue growing TalkMaze’s reach and bringing communication skills to even more students worldwide.



    In the News

    October 17, 2023
    UofA alum selected as finalist in national competition.

    TalkMaze is selected as a finalist for its work in speech development.... Read More

    October 17, 2023
    Innovator Spotlight : Ghalia Aamer, founder of TalkMaze

    Ghalia the founder of TalkMaze, discusses the art of addressing an audience with Ishan. He defines his chat with her as one of a kind!... Read More

    October 17, 2023
    Ghalia Aamer, CEO, to represent Canada at international competition.

    Edmontonian Ghalia Aamer is the CEO of TalkMaze, a company that helps students connect with resources to improve public speaking skills.... Read More



    Stories

    • Student Success Story | Ryan

      Ryan’s success story at Talk Maze is nothing short of inspiring. From the very beginning, Ryan recognized his areas of improvement and set clear goals for himself. He sought to improve his ability to organize his thoughts, become a more captivating speaker, and regain confidence in communicating before an audience. Right from the start, he approached every lesson with eagerness and dedication, taking notes, asking insightful questions, and embracing new challenges with enthusiasm.

      One of the most remarkable transformations in Ryan’s journey has been his ability to tailor his language to suit different audiences. Initially, he struggled to present technical and scientific topics in a way that his 9-year-old classmates could comprehend. However, through determination and resourcefulness, he adapted his presentation style to make complex concepts accessible and engaging to younger minds. Consequently, he elevated his speeches, shifting from basic tree care topics to encompass broader environmental concerns, effectively connecting with adults and other members of the community.

      As Ryan progressed, his growth as a speaker was nothing short of extraordinary. Where he once struggled to speak for even 30 seconds on a topic, he now effortlessly holds the floor for 3-5 minutes, depending on the assignment. This newfound ability to express himself confidently and eloquently has not only impressed his mentors at Talk Maze but has also given Ryan a tremendous sense of achievement and pride.

      Ryan’s transformation from a student struggling to speak for half a minute to a confident and compelling speaker with a passion for engaging in conversations spanning minutes is truly remarkable. His dedication, willingness to learn, and fearless pursuit of improvement have made him an incredible student at Talk Maze. As his success story continues to unfold, there’s no doubt that Ryan’s communication skills will take him to even greater heights in both academic and personal endeavours.



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