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Debate Workshop

28 days until event begins

What you will learn

Full-day, $100 (breakfast and lunch included)

Join the Leadership Institute for its Debate Workshop. Dr. John Shosky, former speech writer for the Reagan and both Bush administrations, will offer an overview of debate, teaching you how to effectively prepare, take control, and win.

You will learn how to:

  • Distinguish between the types of debate and successfully prepare for each
  • Skillfully navigate Q&A
  • Handle the unexpected and stand your “rhetorical ground”
  • Turn hecklers to your advantage

Details

Starts Tuesday, October 17

Tue. 17 9:30 - 4:30 PM

Location:
Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map
Cost

$100.00 $15.00 discount for early registration until 10/10/17 Your Cost: $85.00

Manager

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Autumn Campbell

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Your faculty

John Shosky

John Shosky

President, Roncalli Communications

John Shosky is the president of Roncalli Communications, Inc. He has been a professional speechwriter, consultant, coach, and trainer for thirty years. He has written almost 3000 speeches for government officials, political candidates, and public interest advocates. This amounts to over seven million words on the public record. He has been a speechwriter at the highest levels of government. Dr. Shosky has served in the Reagan, Bush (41) and Bush (43) Administrations, working in the Executive Office of the President, White House Public Affairs, The Department of Health and Human Services, The Department of Education, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, Dr. Shosky is the author of two books: Speaking to Lead, London: Biteback Publishing 2010, and The Words of our Time, London: Biteback Publishing 2012. There is an academic side to his life. Dr. Shosky has taught over 200 university courses in speech communication, philosophy, justice, physics, and international relations. Since 1997 he has been a visiting senior member of Linacre College in the University of Oxford. In a recent review of The Words of our Time, former Tony Blair speechwriter Phillip Collins wrote “Shosky's introduction is so full of insight and great tips that I wanted more. He knows what he is talking about.”