In the contemporary media environment, speeches often put performance over substance, leaving us more confused than informed. Yet, from job interviews to class discussions to participation in online discourse, success in any field increasingly depends on one’s ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas. Join the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations team (HopMUN) and the SNF Agora Institute in exploring what it means to give meaningful, concise speeches that are devoid of “fluff”–empty words and content that are used as filler. The workshop will cover how to give speeches that are meaningful and impactful, and how to do so when one is given only a short amount of time to make an argument. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from current HopMUN members in small breakout sessions and apply their new skills through speaking exercises.
This event is limited to current and recently admitted Johns Hopkins students.