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ERIC Number: ED264611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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Designing a Speech Writing Seminar for the Corporate Writer.
Tarver, Jerry
In response to a need for writers in corporations who are able to construct well-written speeches, a format for a speech-writing seminar for corporate writers has been developed. First, there are two kinds of seminars: open, for which anyone could register; and in-house, which is conducted for a specific company or organization. Second, in devising seminar content, the units begin with background on the history and current status of speech writing, then progress to more specific information on such topics as the writing process, organization of ideas, or language. Third, there are three basic elements in conducting a seminar: (1) a solid base of techniques and theory, (2) writing exercises to illustrate key techniques, and (3) opportunities for writers to interact. Although similarities exist between conducting a seminar and teaching in a classroom, the seminar calls for a high level of energy and perhaps more humor than the classroom. (Brochures from nine competing organizations which conduct seminars are included.) (DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A