Public Speaking Day 2: Persuasive Speakers

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Last class we talked about what it takes to be a strong public speaker, both in what you say and how you say it. Today I want to look at some speakers and see what they, from the complexity of argument structure to simply where to put your hands. Remember, if you don’t know what to do with them you end up looking like this…

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Public Speaking Day 1: A few intro games

Hey Gang,

With your letter imminent and your questions well into being marked (I promise!), we’re going to move onto the final part of this unit: Public Speaking. The goal of this unit is to end with you giving a persuasive speech to the class. You will show your argument skills picked up in part one and your ability to use the rhetorical devices from part two. However, before we get there, we need to get familiar with what makes an effective speaker.

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I Have a Dream: Deconstructed

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“I Have a Dream” is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the civil rights movement.

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