For our 2nd Just 3 Hours workshop, we touched on the area of rhetoric or the art of persuasion. Our Principal-cum-chief trainer Nafis Nazri, also the cofounder of TalentBase, led the team in conducting the workshop. A total of 18 attendants braved the morning and turned up at 10.00am in BAC PJ campus.
We started the event immediately with impromptu speech as their ice-breaker. Then, we introduced the concept of rhetoric as described by ancient philosopher as 'the art of persuasion'. It is understood in three ways: ethos, logos, pathos.
For ethos, each participant is given a character to do an impression of in their respective groups. With logos, participants are given a statement and are asked to go to the wall which they think fits the statement (true or false). They will have to provide reasoning to why they think the statement is true or false. Finally, pathos is explained with a short video followed by their reactions.
The participants were, then, given a short break where they were to prepare for their 'final speech', drawing lessons from the earlier exercises. All participants successfully delivered their speeches. After each speech, they were given feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.
Some words from our lead trainer Nafis Nazri:
An amazing day today at The 2nd Just 3 Hours!
Today we delved deep into what the Art of Rhetoric is! We played different characters, toyed with emotions, reasoned with what is true and what is false.
But what the most amazing thing was the ability of everyone in applying these concepts into a proper public speech! The diversity in style and delivery of our speakers was exceptional.
Excellent job done to our speakers!
We are youth platform aiming to shape the future, one mind at a time.