Before we begin the class and the course, lets
come up with a set of Golden Rules that will
help us establish and maintain a good
community of learners.
An example could be …. No side
conversations while a speaker is presenting
his or her view in a plenary session.
Others could be …..
oIntroduce yourself in the following way:
Hello everyone my name is ……
I am from…..(if Baku include your district)
Something unique about me is…..
oYou will be given a post-it note on which you will
complete the following sentence:
By the end of this course, I expect……..
oAfter filling out your post-it note, please put it on the
tree of expectations.
COURSE OUTLINE DESCRIPTION
oThis an oral communication oriented course that
explores the practice of designing clear
presentations and delivering them in an engaging
oAs the student base includes teachers and
language tutors, there are also included elements of
pedagogy and coaching in the course that could be
used by the participants in their perspective teaching
and learning situations.
COURSE OUTLINE ORGANIZATION
oThis an 18 hour lecture-practice course in which three
main topic areas are presented by the instructor, through
lectures and activities.
oIn each of the three topic areas students have a
practicum to demonstrate their understanding of the
oIn addition to classroom activities, some additional
reading and preparation may be required outside the
scheduled 18 hours of class time.
COURSE OUTLINE OBJECTIVES
oTo orient the students to several key underlying
rhetorical principles found in effective presentation.
oTo provide the students with a practical framework of
developing and delivering a range of effective
oTo provide an opportunity to develop and deliver
effective presentations in a low-risk environment in order
for the student to improve their ability to speak
confidently with the appropriate rate, projection,
movement and vocal variety.
IMPORTANT KEY CONCEPTS
AND DEFINITIONS –
oRhetoric is the art of discourse, an art
that aims to improve the capability of
writers or speakers that attempt to inform,
persuade, or motivate particular
audiences in specific situations.
IMPORTANT KEY CONCEPTS AND
THE 5 CANONS OF RHETORIC 
oThe Five Canons of Rhetoric serve as a guide to
creating persuasive messages and arguments:
1. Invention - the process of developing arguments
2. Style - determining how to present the arguments
3. Arrangement - organizing the arguments for extreme
4. Delivery - the gestures, pronunciation, tone and pace
used when presenting the persuasive arguments
5. Memory - the process of learning and memorizing the
speech and persuasive messages
Looking over your notes and the PP-slides
handout; come up with, and ask, one question
you would like to have answered.
 Corbett, E. P. J. (1990). Classical rhetoric for the modern student. New
York: Oxford University Press., p. 1
 Young, R. E., Becker, A. L., & Pike, K. L. (1970). Rhetoric: discovery and
change. New York,: Harcourt Brace & World. p. 1
Aristotle. Rhetoric. (http:/ / www. perseus. tufts. edu/ cgi-bin/
ptext?lookup=Aristot. + Rh. + 1. 1. 1)
The Online Speech Bank (http:/ / www. americanrhetoric. com/ speechbank.
The Library of Rhetoric: A Network for the Study of Effective Communication
(http:/ / libraryofrhetoric. org/ lor)