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Seminar Series Presents: “Public Speaking as Public Storytelling”


Are you uncomfortable speaking in front of a class?  Is public speaking an area you wish you could improve?  American novelist Raymond Chandler once said that “a good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.” What if we imagined public speaking as an art of telling good stories? What if we considered speech writing a process of distilling our understanding—that is, summing up our wider experiences or sets of ideas—in order to create engaging narratives?  In this workshop, we will attempt to organize speech writing in particular, and public speaking in general, around concepts like setting, plot, characters, conflict, and resolution. The goal: to reconsider the aim of public speaking as oral communication, to gain confidence in the memory and delivery of a speech, and to practice composing “stories.”  Don’t miss this great seminar and come prepare to learn from an experienced instructor from the Communication and Culture Department.  The seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00 p.m., at the Wells Library in Room E174 (located immediately to the right past the first set of double doors facing the back parking lot).  To reserve a seat, please register through iStart by Monday, February 25th.  This event is sponsored by the Office of International Services and the Department of Communication and Culture.

Tuesday February 26, 2013 07:00 PM
Tuesday February 26, 2013 08:30 PM
Herman B Wells Library--E174
Sandy Britton
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