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At the NUOA students get to grips with the art of rhetoric

May 23, 2018

On Tuesday, May 22, the training "Fundamentals of Modern Rhetoric" was held at the Ostroh Academy. The speaker was the Head of the Rivne regional branch of the NGO “Solidarna Molod” Maksym Volovych.

The event was initiated by the Ostroh Debate Center and its student leader Yevhen Synchuk.

Speaker Maksym Volovych told how to behave in front of the audience and gave advice on how to write a speech correctly. He talked about the volume of the text, its structure and editing.

“Nowadays, employers pay attention to a person who always speaks thoroughly and understands what he or she wants. They definitely prefer to hire confident and purposeful people. Personally, I pay attention first of all if person shows a clear position and knows what he or she wants to do. I love the Ostroh Academy very much, I've been here recently, I am impressed by the critical attitude of its students,” comments Maksym Volovych.

After the theoretical part, students were able to immediately consolidate the knowledge in practice. The coach offered 3 topics for students who needed to prepare a speech, after which he analyzed the pros and cons of all speeches.

We have chosen some tips from the lecturer that will help you to make a good speech:

  • a successful speech with your opinion begins with the need to have your own opinion
  • the story must be absolutely specific
  • you need to be confident and persistent
  • always use arguments in the conclusion
  • you can criticize everything except the level of intelligence because it is a very abstract category
  • do not cross legs, and all gestures should be at the level of the torso.

By the way, Maksym Volovych is an experienced trainer, permanent participant in all-Ukrainian and international forums and conferences, the winner of the International Student Forum for Leaders of various categories (Belarus, Baranovychi city) in 2015 and 2017; the winner of the regional tournament on debates in 2017, and also he has gained the title of "Best Speaker" in the framework of the 2017 National Debate Tournament.