Course Details

922: The Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Debate

July 10-14
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This course is for people interested in turning their speaking skills into a craft—in an accelerated way. First, learn to advance your professional and personal communication skills by delivering prepared, impromptu, or evaluative speeches that are well organized, and use vocal variety, gestures, and other effective techniques. Also, if you so choose, learn to advance your interactive debate skills by giving compelling arguments and responding to challenging questions that demand active listening and promote critical thinking. This highly interactive course includes educational sessions and practical exercises.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Douglas Kelly

Doug Kelly is on the senior professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory. He has taught at multiple universities over the past decade and at OLLI. He is an AU alum and Distinguished Toastmaster. He has a Ph.D. from AFIT and credentials from Cornell (BS), Yale (MBA), and Harvard (Public Policy).