I’ve spoken to kids in every year of primary and secondary school, and am so good at entertaining them that only Year 9s and 10s will exaggeratedly yawn and put heads on desks. And even they will still be listening. And laughing. But they’ll be doing it with their heads on the desk, so they look cool to friends, who will also have their heads on their desks.
If it’s a motivational brief, I’ll discuss the disappointment of missing out on an AFL dream, and the effort it took to find a creative path that made me happy. In these talks, I’ll often show a video or two from Race Around the World.
If it’s a writing focus, I’ll discuss the ‘what if’ that forms a book idea, and how this is the same whether it’s a picture book, or a novel. The kids and I often write stories together, and we share the process of structuring a beginning, middle and end.
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Tony Wilson was great. The Year 12 students really enjoyed his presentation which included his very interesting life story, career highs and lows. There were lots of life lessons interjected with much humour and intelligence. Feedback from the students indicated his presentation was one of the highlights of the day.
He pitched his presentation exactly right and we would not hesitate to use Tony for the same presentation next year.” - Jennie Young, Westbourne Grammar School