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Fels Institute of Government

Public Communications

Sep 6—Dec 6, 2019
8 daysModules info
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 14488
USD 1811 per day

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Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision, and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q&A sessions, and interactions with the media.


Sarah Besnoff is an Associate at Paul Hastings LLP in their Employment Law group. Previously, Sarah completed a clerkship in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Sarah is a Lecturer at the Penn Law and the Fels Institute of Government. She formerly served as the Executive Director of the Fels...