In our everyday job or in society, we often need to present our arguments to defend an idea or a position, and at time take the floor publicly, whether in front of colleagues or a larger audience. Having a good command of speechwriting techniques can be an asset when delivering clear and concise positions that will impact the discussion in the desired way.
In this Tools of the Trade workshop, members will learn different speechwriting, argumentation and public speaking techniques that will help them improve their skills in a meaningful way. The practical session will invite members to take part in a debate based on the British Parliament model, where they will learn how to use twofold arguments and will put into practice the recommendations of coach, Loïc Nicolas.
Please note that the session will take place in French and will focus on the French speechwriting theory and technique, which is different from the British model. The coach will illustrate the workshop with examples of speeches delivered by French-speaking political figures such as De Gaulle, Sarkozy, Hollande or Juncker. He will of course be able to explain some notions in English.
Loïc Nicolas, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Rhetoric and Argumentation at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), and a permanent member of the GRAL. His research focuses on the life and thought of Chaïm Perelman, the history of argumentation theories, and the relationship between practice of speech and exercise of freedom. He has published many papers in journals and books on these topics, but also on conspiracy theories, polemics and on the idea of disagreement in the open societies.
This event is for YPFP Members only.
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