Feltre School

Persuasive Speaking

Persuasive Speaking is a four-week course in the practice of public rhetoric. The course introduces students to basic forms of public presentation and demonstrates how each form can be executed for a particular purpose.  In addition, Persuasive Speaking highlights the vocal and physical qualities necessary for making public remarks persuasive and dynamic.


Reading assignments for Persuasive Speaking include selections from traditional and modern practitioners of the art of public speaking with a goal of creating clear, cogent, and persuasive presentations.  The course is also concerned with developing the student’s “public image” by evaluating and adjusting the vocal and physical aspects of presentation.


    Students give several speeches for evaluation, typically one per week,, including a final presentation that       demonstrates all of the major techniques covered in the course.
    Tuition $350

Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.