This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly,on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee.Successful leaders must be able to convey their integrity and their ideas, their vision and their values clearly and convincingly in public settings. By analyzing great political speeches and affording students the opportunity to prepare and deliver different types of speeches, this course teaches the fundamentals of persuasive public speaking while encouraging students to develop their own voice. This is a performance course. Students will gain skill and confidence in their speech writing and public speaking skills through practice, peer feedback, and extensive professional coaching. Class lectures and discussions will focus on persuasive strategies and techniques for handling community meetings, Q and A sessions, and interactions with the media. Summer 2019 on-campus meetings will be held all day from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (break for lunch from 1 - 2) on the following 3 Fridays: May 24 (Memorial Day weekend), June 21, and July 26. Class will also meet online weekly on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.This course has seats reserved for Fels' students and gives priority to grad students. Undergraduate students, contact Vincent George at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permit. Seats are not guaranteed to post-bacc or undergraduate students.