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The Balance Between Detail and Clarity in Technical Speech

William Heins The canons of rhetoric—invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery—are the elements of speech through which a speaker conveys their message to an audience. These canons, however, produce three other elements of speech: detail, clarity, and elegance. The balance among them is fundamental to public speaking as all are ... >>

2023-03-01T18:37:27-08:00Blog Posts|

Tips for Coaching High Apprehensive Speakers

Olivia Knoll Nervous public speakers. Whether you can hear it in the trembles of their voice or see it in the anxious crinkling of their notecard, we’ve all worked with them. By our terms as practitioners, these people are known as ‘high apprehensive speakers.’ Up to 75% of the population ... >>

2023-03-01T18:37:11-08:00Blog Posts|

2022 Nyquist Speech Contest

2015 Speech contest winner, Majit Golden   The 2022 Jody Deering Nyquist speech contest is now open! Given the craziness of the past few years, this year's theme is: What lessons should UW learn from the COVID pandemic? The theme allows for a wide range of ideas about how the ... >>


CSD hosts a debate on the WA Cares Fund

The Center for Speech & Debate kicked off 2022 with a debate on the long-term health care policy, the Washington Cares Fund. Students in the COM 234: Public Debate class studied the WA Cares debate for weeks, reading and analyzing the case for and against the payroll tax (.58%) funded ... >>

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