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History of rhetoric and principles of oratory skills


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History of rhetoric and principles of oratory skills

  1. 1. History of RhetoricPrinciples of Oratory Skills
  2. 2. What is Rhetoric?
  3. 3. Rhetoric is the art of discourse, an artthat aims to improve the facility ofspeakers or writers who attempt toinform, persuade, or motivate particularaudiences in specific situations.
  4. 4.  The word is derived from the Greek ῥητορικός(rhētorikós) - "oratorical
  5. 5.  Rhetoric has its origins in the earliest civilization, Mesopotamia. Some of the earliest examples of rhetoric can be found in the Akkadian writings.
  6. 6.  In ancient Egypt, rhetoric has existed since at least the Middle Kingdom period (ca. 2080-1640 BC).
  7. 7.  In ancient Greece, the earliest mention of oratorical skill occurs in Homers Iliad
  8. 8. The Main Representatives through out the ages
  9. 9. Plato (427-347 BC) famously outlined the differences between true and false rhetoric in a number of dialogues.Plato
  10. 10.  Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a student of Plato who famously set forth an extended treatise on rhetoric that still repays careful study today.Aristotel
  11. 11.  Every week, every day, almost every hour, Your job is to communicate!!!Principles of Oratory skills
  12. 12. The 4 fundamentals of success
  13. 13. Choose the right topic and style
  14. 14. Organize the content clearly
  15. 15. Practice several times and severalways
  16. 16. Perform with your whole being
  17. 17. Principles are fine, but… don’t…copy someone else don’t…make yourself uncomfortable do…try different things do…develop your own style
  18. 18.  Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men. Plato