Public speaking can cause everything from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Seventy-five percent of Americans share this fear. This blog offers simple strategies including speaking about your passion, knowing the content and context of your speech, having a plan for addressing mistakes and the importance of feedback.
Teaching and Learning
As the Ford’s Theatre Teacher-in-Residence for four weeks this summer, Karen Richey researched contemporary speeches from a wide range of human experiences and cultures. Discover new resources that students can use to make connections between the past and present and see take part in civic dialogue.
Learn more about how Ford’s brought a local program to a national audience with the Lincoln Online Oratory Project.
We share lessons learned about the National Oratory Fellows program after completing year one of a three-year evaluation report by our independent evaluator and researcher Catherine Awsumb Nelson.
In our modern political climate, how should a program about Reconstruction and Civil War Memory adapt to meet the needs of teachers and museum educators? Explore what we've learned by running The Seat of War and Peace, a Ford’s Theatre summer program for teachers.
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