How to write a great speech: Linguistics, drama, and rhetoric

Ever wondered how those great speechmakers hold everyone’s attention when they deliver a moving, hilarious or memorable moment? This course explains the three key approaches that you need to master the art of speechcraft, from the study of language construction to its dramatic presentation and the psychology of rhetoric. After these ten amazing lessons, your speeches will be truly unforgettable!

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   Teacher: K.C. Finn

 

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Course plan

Lesson 1. Linguistics, Part One: Form and Format
Lesson 2. Linguistics, Part Two: The Sound of Speech
Lesson 3. Linguistics, Part Three: Denotation versus Connotation
Lesson 4. Drama, Part One: The Art of Emphasis
Lesson 5. Drama, Part Two: Natural Speech
Lesson 6. Drama, Part Three: Breathe and Project
Lesson 7. Rhetoric, Part One: Ethos
Lesson 8. Rhetoric, Part Two: Logos
Lesson 9. Rhetoric, Part Three: Pathos
Lesson 10. The Speechcraft Checklist
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Starting tomorrow, you will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 10 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and each course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.

 

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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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