Speak Up! examines the planning, research, writing and delivery of an oral presentation. The program covers: * Choosing the topic and format - value of brainstorming is emphasised, as is the input of friends and family. * Research - how and where to source information. * Writing - presentation, structure, introduction, body, conclusion. * How to add interest to the presentation * Practice and timing - the importance of practice is stressed. * Putting it all together - preparing and using checklists of what to consider up to, and on the day of, the presentation. Speak Up! is program 4 in VEA's popular Research Skills Series and is a valuable resource for students across a range of ages and subject areas.