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#upfront speech is power
Sat, May 13, 2017, 11:00 AM – Sun, May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM BST
This workshop examines, explores and plays with the skills of great oratory. You'll feel what's it's like to deliver the words from some of the world's most influential speeches in front of a warm, friendly audience.
A speech is a formal address, delivered to an audience, that seeks to convince, persuade, inspire or inform. From historic moments to the present day, the English language has given us some extraordinary examples of the spoken word. A powerful tool in the right – or wrong – hands, spoken English can, and has, changed the world.
We’ve chosen ten of the most famous speeches in English. They range from celebrated, world-changing pieces of rhetoric to our personal favourites, most importantly they rouse our emotions when we hear them. We will examine each for the tricks of the oratory trade. We'll learn more about distinctive rhetorical features, and understand why a speech writer would include them.
At #upfront we believe that speech is power. It is more important than ever before that we tap into our own ability to influence, persuade and inspire through words. All genders and creeds welcome - extroverts, introverts and everything in between. Of course, we encourage those who are naturally quiet, shy or introverted because we know that you don’t often push yourselves forward into the limelight, but it’s time for you to get those brilliant, creative ideas out into the world!
This workshop will influence how you give a speech in public – be this at a wedding, award ceremony or business conference. Join us in celebrating and learning from world changing oratory.
This workshop will be designed and led by award-winning designer, public speaker and entrepreneur, Lauren Currie and a professional actor from #upfront's global network. We can't wait to meet you!