FYI Debate for Beginners Public Speaking Workshop
- Hi everyone,
apologies for cross posting.
FYI I do volunteer work at the Bread and Roses Center. At the Bread and Roses Center, Radical Women is hosting a workshop on public debating. This looks like a good workshop and developing one skills in advocating for social justice. I am passing along to others that may be interested.
D for Opinionated People!
Want to improve your speaking and listening skills as a social advocate?
Feel nervous talking about controversial subjects in front of people you know,
or don't know?
Come work out your public speaking jitters with hands-on practice in a friendly
Debate for Beginners Public Speaking Workshop for Opinionated People!
Saturday, June 4th, 11:00am-4:00pm
Bread and Roses Center
6834 NE Glisan St
(bus line 9)
$20 fee includes lunch and printed materials
We will focus specifically on articulating political issues and opinions on the
spot, with emphasis on audience-oriented, jargon-free speech and honing
individual style and manner for maximum effectiveness -- and fun! Group
interaction and feedback is highly encouraged, with opportunities for
individuals to practice giving speeches on different political and current
events topics throughout the workshop. Everyone is welcome.
Outcomes for attendees will include:
Bolstered personal confidence in your ideas and political expression
Heightened critical thinking and listening skills
Awareness of ones own non-verbal cues, "verbal vomit" habits, and other tics
that come up under pressure of public speaking and strategies for working past
Tools for effective argument construction
Greater personal style, wit, persuasiveness, and candor in everyday
speaking, which will be applicable to interpersonal interactions outside the
workshop, speaking to the media, leading political protests and rallies, and
Event coordinators: Bryan Fabert and Devin McDonnell are experienced British
Parliamentary/Worlds debaters and coaches who worked with the Humboldt State
University Speech and Debate team for four and two years, respectively. "Our
goal is to build leadership among the left in publicly representing radical,
socialist, and feminist political thought in a way that inspires and informs
others, calls people into unified action, and cultivates the leadership of those
not yet politically active." Come join us! Funds raised will benefit the Freedom
Socialist Party Newspaper.
Sponsored by Radical Women
Please call or email ahead so that we know how many people will be
participating. Call Emma at 503-240-4462 or email rwpdx@...