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Public Speaking


课程概述 / About This Course





Welcome to Public Speaking!

This course will help you become a more confident, effective speaker. You will learn how to prepare and deliver powerful words that connect you emotionally with your audience.

Our topics include empathy, argument structure, and tone. We’ll see how speakers overcome stage fright (everyone has it!) through simple preparation and a few performance tricks. We’ll even talk about two special forms of public speaking: TED Talks and webinars.

By the end you will be better able to convey your ideas to an audience of any size, so that you and your listeners are all happy to have shared the experience.

教师 / Faculty

杰弗里·雷蒙 Jeffrey Lehman


在加入密歇根大学法学院之前,雷蒙教授曾先后担任两名著名法官的法律秘书,他们分别是联邦第一巡回上诉法院首席法官Frank M. Coffin和美国最高法院助理法官John Paul Stevens。在此后的四年里,他在华盛顿特区的Caplin & Drysdale法律事务所担任律师。在他的职业与教学生涯里,雷蒙教授一直为在高等教育、法律和科技等领域中与其拥有共同志向的非盈利机构提供无偿的服务。


Jeffrey Lehman is the Vice Chancellor of NYU Shanghai, where he oversees all academic and administrative operations. Lehman is an internationally acclaimed leader in higher education, having served as dean of the University of Michigan Law School, the 11th president of Cornell University, and the founding dean of the Peking University School of Transnational Law.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan Law School, Lehman served as a law clerk to Frank M. Coffin, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. He then spent four years at Caplin & Drysdale, a Washington, DC law firm. Throughout his professional and academic career, Lehman has volunteered his time and energy to nonprofit organizations that share his commitments in the fields of higher education, law, and technology.

Lehman received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cornell University, an MPP from the University of Michigan, and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a multi-award winner for his work both in the United States and abroad, including the Friendship Award, which is China’s highest honor for “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress.” Lehman is also a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Peking University.

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