The power of words through poetry and 'how' to communicate more effectively 

"The P.O.E.T.R.Y Model really made me think about how I can communicate more effectively. The workshop was very informative! It showed me different ways to communicate from a perspective that I haven't come across before, which means that I won't forget it." 

Workshop Attendee (V2V Youth Service, London)


This is a highly interactive 'life' skills workshop that uses contemporary poetry, popular youth music and role models, role play, group activities and multimedia in a fun, engaging and innovative way as a vehicle to teach young people about the importance of 'effective communication' and why it is essential for life in today’s society. Each participant is also given a booklet to keep in order to reinforce what they learnt in the session. The 'Poetically Speaking' workshop can be delivered as a 6 - 7 week 'extended programme'. The workshop covers:


  • The importance of 'effective' communication (verbal and non-verbal) in real life situations

  • 'How' to communicate more effectively using ‘the P.O.E.T.R.Y Model™’ created by SAY

  • Positive attitude and confidence

  • Personal responsibility for your actions 

  • Constructive disagreement and social interaction skills 

  • How education and self-development enhance communication and life general