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Story and Speech

Story and Speech
This class is currently archived, but if you're interested in it being taught again, you can express your interest here!
06/28/2021 - 08/20/2021
Summer Term
0.5 credits in Electives
Grades 9-12

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About the course

Stories and connections make good speeches. In this course, students will learn how to tell a story and how to develop the story through pathos, ethos, and logos to create a speech that inspires and challenges the audience. Students who take this course will be eligible to compete for the Leonberg Prize for Excellence in Rhetoric.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize a good story.
  2. Keep a story/speech journal.
  3. Translate a good story into a meaningful speech.
  4. Use verbal and nonverbal cues to create connection and credibility with the audience.
  5. Develop awareness of emotional appeal and word choice.
  6. Learn how to evaluate a speech.
  7. Confidently deliver a speech through an online venue.


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About the teacher

Dr. Karla Memmott Dr. Memmott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Capella University with a Master's of Science degree in Education Psychology. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Philosophy with a concentration in Humanities at Faulkner University.