Overcome Obstacles—Demosthenes of Athens
Lecture no. 1 from the course: The Art of Public Speaking
Taught by Professor John R. Hale | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
Here, Professor Hale outlines the goals of the course. Then, he introduces you to Demosthenes—the ancient Greek orator whose life and career illustrates how practice, hard work, memorization, the acceptance of early failures, and other skills are essential to overcoming obstacles from stage fright to speech impediments.