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The art of public speaking is one that underpins the very foundations of Western society. This course examines those foundations in both Aristotle and Cicero's views of rhetoric, and then traces those foundations into the modern world. Students will learn not just the theory, but also the practice of effective public speaking, including how to analyze the speeches of others, build a strong argument, and speak with confidence and flair. By the end of this course, students will know exactly what makes a truly successful speech and will be able to put that knowledge to practical use.
This course requires stable Internet.
From the Teacher
I know what you’re probably thinking – “Public speaking? How can you teach public speaking online to homeschoolers?” The answer is: very well, in fact.
From the roots of modern rhetoric in ancient Greece to the TED Talks on YouTube, this course dissects and studies the reasons for public speaking, the psychology of audiences, and the methods necessary to be effective public speakers.
Make no mistake, this course is not just for potential preachers and politicians – If you want to communicate your thoughts, feelings, ideas, and beliefs to other human beings in a way that is clear and not confusing, this course has the tools to make that happen.