This section provides a brief historical background of public speaking.
This section discusses the important role public speaking has in a modern society.
This section discusses the age old question of if public speaking should be considered a science or an art.
This section discusses the need to evaluate our public speaking and why it is important.
1) What is ethos? Pathos? And logos? How do they all relate together?
2) Who first wrote about ethos, pathos, and logos?
3) Contrast the differences between humanism and rationalism.
4) What are the three types of credibility? How are they similar?
5) Who first recognized the need to distinct introduction, body, and conclusion sections in speech?
6) Why is public speaking relevant today?
7) What skills will you learn in a public speaking class? Why is it important to learn these skills?
8) How is public speaking an art? How is it a science? How do they intermingle?
9) Why is it important to evaluate speeches?
10) What are some things to think about when you evaluate yourself?
11) Why should you avoid "you" language when evaluating others?