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Masterclass in Rhetoric

4 hours p/w
Amsterdam
€ 

How do you tell a story convincingly? How do you work on your use of voice, posture and storytelling to express yourself confidently? What is your rhetorical strength and challenge?

During the Master Class in Rhetoric, you will explore how to draw people into your story from your personality. Pre-register for the next edition to be the first to know when registrations for this program open.

What is the Master Class in Rhetoric?

In brief

For students and young professionals

This master class is for (young) professionals and students who want to master the art of public speaking.

Inspiration from experts

You will get inspiration and help from experts from The Bildung Network in the art world, business and science.

8 to 12 interactive sessions

You will work on rhetoric in 8 to 12 sessions. The program is currently evolving with potentially interested participants. Pre-register now to further shape this master class based on your needs.

Powerful speaking in formal and informal settings

After this program, you will know how to speak powerfully and persuasively in a variety of situations. From giving a speech to discussing or presenting yourself at a job interview. You develop self-confidence, allowing you to experience pleasure in speaking.

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The program in 1 minute

Masterclass in Rhetoric

The program

What does the program look like and what will I learn?

The program consists of 8 to 12 sessions, a combination of inspiring lectures, interactive workshops, practice assignments and moments of reflection. Although the program is again under development, the master class consists of the following elements:

Module: Knowledge

What makes someone effective in conveying a particular message in a verbal context? How do you use your body rhetorically? How do you make a difficult story manageable?

What does this learning path entail?

At the theory level, we use knowledge from classical and modern rhetoric to answer these questions. So you will learn what rhetoric is all about and develop a sense of what makes a speech good. In addition, you gain insights about your own and the group's rhetorical strengths and shortcomings.

Module: Bildung

What does this learning path entail?

The relationship between you as an individual, as part of a group and as part of a society is central here. Because persuasion is not objective, it comes about in the interaction between you, the other person or the group. Between speaker and audience.

Module: Doing

What does this learning path entail?

You go from the inside out; starting from an idea, you bring your speech to life and learn to improvise. Through exercises from theater and elocution, we bring theory to practice. Text structure, voice and posture are central.

Location and date

Where it takes place

Physical locations

The program will take place in Amsterdam, at CREA on Nieuwe Achtergracht 170.

Start and end date

The program is currently under development. Are you interested and do you want to be the first to know about the announcement of the program dates and the opening of applications? Then pre-register yourself for the next edition.

What you get out of it

Personal and open education

Learning to speak confidently

You will become a powerful speaker in a variety of situations. From giving a speech to discussing with friends or presenting yourself at a job interview. You will develop self-confidence, allowing you to experience pleasure in speaking.

Innovative techniques

You will learn to combine theoretical insights with practical experience; you will discover a variety of content and style techniques to effectively communicate your message.

Personal-professional growth

You work to deepen and broaden your personal and professional development. As a result, you know how to better resolve frustrations, face challenges and live a meaningful life.

Lasting relationships

Connecting with yourself and others, you will engage in open conversations and build lasting relationships. After your participation, you will have access to The Bildung Network and continue to meet passionate people and exchange experiences.

Trainers and guest lecturers

Get inspired

A bildung trainer from The Bildung Academy will guide you during the course in terms of content and organization. In addition, guest experts from The Bildung Network make an inspiring contribution. We operate in education, science, art, the public sector and sustainable business.

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Our alumni

These are stories from other participants

Ammeke Kateman
Islam scientist | University of Amsterdam
Pablo Cantatore
Alumnus | Artist
Michiel Beenen
Alumnus | StadsMakers | Physical Therapy
Odette Kuipers
Alumna | Social Sciences
Anne van der Krol
Alumna | A Broader Mind | Formation in Fluid Times
Ylke van der Zwet
Alumna | Astronomy

Ammeke Kateman

Islam scientist | University of Amsterdam

Learning about your own voice use, posture/gestures and speaking style is sometimes confronting, but also liberating. The group was close and supportive, and we helped each other to move forward. An extraordinary, but also just plain fun experience. Fortunately, there was a lot to laugh about.‍

Pablo Cantatore

Alumnus | Artist

You get access to opportunities, tools and a large network to think about concepts that make the city more beautiful. Joining Ambassadors of Amsterdam made me decide not to go to college and choose my own path.

Michiel Beenen

Alumnus | StadsMakers | Physical Therapy

I found it very cool to get in touch with many different organizations and people through my participation in StadsMakers, which increased my network. In addition, I now see that an awful lot is possible if you put yourself out there.

Odette Kuipers

Alumna | Social Sciences

For me, Bildung means giving your personal development a big boost. Putting knowledge into practice, discovering your own strengths and weaknesses and learning how to shape them in today's society.

Anne van der Krol

Alumna | A Broader Mind | Formation in Fluid Times

My first introduction to the Bildung Academy was an instant breath of fresh air, I immediately felt fire. Education that engages all your senses, takes your continuous personal development as its starting point without losing sight of our (invisible) environment.

Ylke van der Zwet

Alumna | Astronomy

Among other things, I learned about deep democracy, storytelling, inspiration and developed my creativity, critical thinking and connecting powers. I now better understand how to make skills impact on an individual and societal level. Absolutely recommended!‍

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10% discount if you pay it all at once

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Schedule info call

Is this the program for you?

If you want to join the program or if you're interested but haven't had all your questions answered, schedule your personal information session of 15 minutes.

During this session, we'll make sure to address all your questions and provide you with more details about the application process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about the program?

Here you can read the most frequently asked questions about Masterclass Rhetoric.

Where do I follow the program?

The program will take place in Amsterdam, at CREA on Nieuwe Achtergracht 170.

What does the application process look like?

The program is currently under development, therefore you cannot sign up yet. Do you want to be the first to know when registrations open? Pre-register yourself now for the next edition.

What is the atmosphere like?

At The Bildung Academy you work in connection with yourself and with other people on your personal-professional development and social challenges. We therefore pay great attention to a safe, open and connected atmosphere among ourselves. We ensure that there is room to be yourself and get to know the other.

What is Bildung?

Bildung is actively, consciously, and ethically relating to your inner self, others, and the world. It represents the ideal that people develop themselves as broadly and fully as possible and take on social responsibility.

We have been inspired by the ideas of classic bildungsdenkers such as Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767 - 1835) and Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), but also by contemporary thinkers such as Gert Biesta, Martha Nussbaum and Roman Krznaric.

‍Readmore about Bildung and our genesis

What are the costs?

The program is currently under development, therefore the cost is not yet known. Do you want to be the first to know about this master class? Pre-register now for the next edition.

What is the intensity of this master class?

You will engage in rhetoric in 8 to 12 sessions. The program is currently in further development with potentially interested participants. Pre-register now to further shape this master class based on your needs.

What happens after the program?

After attending a program, we invite you to join The Bildung Network. A collective of people and organizations with the will to be socially responsible in connection with themselves and others. Together we are building the university of the 21st century: representing the ideal of education, learning & development

The Bildung Network offers you: 

  • The opportunity to contribute with your input to building new education and development programs.
  • Access to innovative ideas and creative forms of work on personhood from our living manifesto
  • Informed of new programs for you as a participant, trainer or coach
  • Assignments and vacancies at affiliated organizations

Read more about The Bildung Network here.

What is The Bildung Academy?

De Bildung Academie develops programs and offers training, coaching and consulting around personal-professional development and social responsibility. 

In our ideal world, we bring as many people as possible into contact with themselves and connect them with others. As a collective, they tackle personal and societal challenges.

That is why we are building the university of the 21st century. We do this together with The Bildung Network: a community consisting of new generations of students and (young) professionals, teachers, artists, scientists and organizations within the public sector, education and sustainable business.

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