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FASS 205 - Finding voice: Public speaking for social change
Provides an opportunity for a skills-based immersion into the art of Public Speaking. In a workshop setting, learners will critically analyze contemporary speeches while developing their own skills in speech, rhetoric, non-verbal communication, and storytelling. This course is for students, in any discipline, who wish to learn to be effective public speakers in academia and beyond.
FASS 205 runs May 9 to June 6, 2023. Complete before the workload of your other classes kick in!
What you will learn and when it is offered
What you'll learn
- Identify, analyze and demonstrate key rhetorical and non-verbal strategies in a persuasive speech.
- Plan, structure, and deliver a clear, coherent and meaningful message for a specific context.
- Give and receive relevant and constructive feedback.
- Experiment with techniques in managing performance anxiety.
- Reflect on ways that public speech has impacted personal relationships and beliefs.
When it is offered
Location: Burnaby Campus
- May 9
- May 16
- May 23
- May 30
- June 6
- 2:30 pm - 4:20 pm
- with one additional hour asynchronous remote
Sarah Ford, Educational Consultant at SFU's Centre for Educational Excellence and owner of Vancouver's VoiceWerx, has over twenty years' experience working with educators, actors, professionals, lawyers and journalists in developing presentation skills. As a professional actor and voice over performer, she brings her extensive background in performance to her approach to presentation skills training. She is passionate about how our words and voices have the capacity to make meaningful change in our world and participants who have trained with Sarah commend her warmth, humour, skill and commitment to each individual with whom she works.
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