The Fight for Public Speaking

It should be more than just reading and writing

Walter Bowne
Jan 30 · 4 min read
The Fight for Public Speaking
The Fight for Public Speaking
Walter Bowne discusses the significance of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” on YouTube

Public Speaking Should Be Emphasized

With my twenty years as a teacher, both at college and high school, I must agree that along with reading and writing, public speaking should have equal weight. It should not simply be an “elective” for a few, but a requirement for the many. All teachers in all disciplines should have students speak publicly.

What Can We Do?

As a parent, ask your child how much public speaking practice takes place in the classroom. Practice at home. Practice an interview. Speak to teachers and administrators at your school to encourage more public speaking.

Walter Bowne encourages the “lost art” of public speaking in his YouTube video.

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Walter Bowne writes humor and some serious stuff on family, education, gardening, literature, and craft beer. His work has appeared in over forty publications.

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Walter Bowne writes humor and some serious stuff on family, education, gardening, literature, and craft beer. His work has appeared in over forty publications.

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The wise writers don’t rush. They take time to produce their masterpieces.

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