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XCOM-014 Professional Speechwriting

XCOM-014 Professional Speechwriting

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Course Details

The Professional Speechwriting workshop seeks to prepares participants to write speeches for commanding officers and public figures. The course will introduce the basics of speechwriting and storytelling, with particular emphasis on persuasive writing techniques. Participants will be exposed to strategies for targeting audiences of various sizes, demographics, and settings. Considerable focus will be given to organization and use of language.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Professional Speechwriting workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Write speeches that inspire action;
  • Write speeches that effectively convey ideas and emotions in a memorable way;
  • More efficiently use the writer’s time and resources to produce speeches;
  • Use a variety of speechwriting styles;
  • Use a variety of techniques to enhance persuasion;
  • Use a variety of techniques to motivate action;
  • Review and revise speeches to improve their effectiveness and readability; and
  • Write speeches that inspire or motivate action and agreement, and promote pride, loyalty, and a sense of belonging to a group.


XCOM-014 - 01 Professional Speechwriting    
2017 - Summer 2017 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM
09 Aug 2017 to 11 Aug 2017
Number of Sessions: 3 Sessions
Contact Hours: 21.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    895.00
Potential Discount(s):
Faculty Discount
Fed. Government Employee Discount
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave

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