Curriculum

Public Speaking

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This course will be an intensive working session with the following components:

a. Explore the essentials of an effective speech or presentation, with an emphasis on communicating complex information in a legal context outside the parameters of a courtroom (e.g., communicating to clients; making public policy recommendations; presenting a problem statement and analysis to a management team; communicating an action plan for a transaction);

b. Apply the principles of constructing an effective set of presentation materials (story arc, visual representation, aesthetics) to several small examples and one larger example extending across the four days of the course;

c. In small groups, practice making short presentations, receiving and providing feedback on those presentations, to develop experience and to internalize the principles of what works and what doesn#t in presentations/public speaking;

d. Learn the key concepts of managing discussion in a boardroom-style presentation, applying the concepts in small groups and in the final presentation;

e. Build and present a larger presentation to be delivered on the fourth day of class.