How often have you wished that you could persuade someone to accept your idea, do something you thought was right, or go somewhere you thought was important? Think about it. How many times have you felt passionately about something, but you lacked the insight, discipline or training to present a good argument? While most people will never have a need to engage in a formal debate or speech, understanding these techniques can help train you to become more persuasive in daily life. We actually use persuasion skills every day. Do we need formal debate-level persuasion skills every day? No, but would our everyday need for persuasion skills be enhanced by the study of debate? Absolutely!
Being skilled in the art of giving effective presentations is likely to have a significant impact on your success both personally and professionally. Being able to present yourself (and your ideas) well and having the ability to persuade others is essential in business. It is the sign of an effective and respected leader. It is also important on a personal level because polished communication skills will greatly assist you in making and developing good friendships!
Benefits of Learning to Speak in Public
•Increased confidence and self-esteem
•Ability to think on your feet
•Captivating your audience
•Develop the art of listening critically
•Master persuasion skills
•Better career advancement
Studies show those who enjoy making speeches actually make more money!
The Problem with Most Speech and Debate Courses
Most speech and debate courses can be intimidating or boring. As a child, I was painfully shy. I would rather have cut off my right arm than take a traditional speech and debate course. If I wasn’t intimidated enough by the thought of public speaking, I certainly was by having to become an expert on things like gun control. The only way I would have agreed to take one of these courses is the very thing that was missing from them all: The FUN Factor! Studies show that the more fun people have while learning, the better they will understand, practice and retain the subject matter.
If you could find a course that was both creative and fun, learning becomes almost effortless. Well, now you can with the Art of Eloquence Speech & Debate Value Pack which includes Say What You Mean: A Creative Speech Course and our new Say What You Mean: Beginning Debate together for one low price! To read more about this full year curricula with our BONUS and to download our free lesson from each study, click here!
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