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Public Speaking

Public Speakers by Sector

Quicklinks: Business | Education | Entertainment | Military | Science, Medicine and Inventors | Sports | Writers & Artists

Lesson Plan

Format: Classroom

Lesson Objective

Provide an opportunity to design and deliver public speaking presentation and obtain feedback on verbal and non-verbal skills.

What the Student should know at the end of the session?

The student should gain a better understanding of:

  • Effective presentation structure
  • Importance of communicating ideas in a manner that is clear, concise, informative and action oriented
  • Value of feedback

Suggested Teaching Method

  • Presentation, facilitated discussion teams

Suggested Material Needed

  • Computer, projector, Power Point presentation “Using Goals for Success”

Author: Mega Mentor Team Member
Date: July 10, 2014
Source: website - planningwithkids.com

Public Speaking: Business

  • Michael Jordan
  • Ervin “Magic” Johnson
  • Maggie Walker
  • Madame CJ Walker
  • Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, Bridgeman Foods
  • Kenneth Chenault, American Express
  • Kenneth C Frazier, Merck
  • Ursula M Burns, Xerox
  • Don Thompson, McDonald’s
  • Paul Cuffe, Early businessman
  • William Leidesdorf, First African American millionaire
  • George Forten
  • John H Johnson
  • Russell Simmons
  • Shawn Corey Carter
  • William Johnson, Barber of Natchez
  • Rosalind G Brewer, Walmart
  • Comer Cottrell
  • Dave Bing
  • Arthur G Gaston
  • Percy Sutton
  • Reginald F Lewis
  • Robert L Johnson
  • John H Johnson
  • Ryan Leslie
  • John Randolph

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Public Speaking: Education

  • Moton School
  • Fisk University
  • Lincoln University
  • Booker T Washington
  • Rosenwald Schools
  • Mary Bethune Cookman
  • George Washington Carver
  • Wilberforce University
  • Brown vs Board of Education
  • Marva Collins
  • Richard T Greener
  • Oberlin College
  • Alexander Lucius Twilight
  • Mary Jane Patterson
  • Virginia State University
  • Hill Harper

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Public Speaking: Entertainment

  • Apollo Theater
  • Cotton Club
  • Regal Theater
  • William Grant Still
  • Paul Robeson
  • Bessie Smith
  • Bill Robinson
  • Marian Anderson
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Leontyne Price
  • John Coltrane
  • Josephine Baker
  • Oscar Micheaux
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Mckinley Morganfield
  • Kathleen Durham
  • Billie Holiday
  • The Platters
  • The Mills Brothers

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Public Speaking: Military Leaders.

  • Henry Ossian Flipper
  • Colonel Charles Young
  • Golden Thirteen
  • Eugene Bullard
  • Red Ball Express
  • Montford Point Experience
  • Lawrence Joel
  • Edgar Huff
  • Hannibal
  • 1st Rhode Island Regiment
  • August Walley
  • Cathay Williams
  • Robert Blake
  • Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr
  • 10th Calvalry Regiment
  • Rear Admiral Michelle Howard
  • 761st Tank Battalion
  • 369 Infantry Regiment (United States)
  • 6888 Postal Unit
  • Marcelite J Harris

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Public Speaking: Science, Medicine and Inventors

  • Charles Drew
  • Percy Julian
  • Merideth Groudine
  • Elijah McCoy
  • Lewis Latimer
  • Jan Matzelizer
  • Garrett Morgan
  • Madam Walker
  • Dennis Weatherly
  • Mark Dean
  • James Derham
  • Granville T. Woods
  • Frederick M Jones
  • Landrow Bell
  • John Standard

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Public Speaking: Sports

  • Josh Gibson
  • Satchel Page
  • Larry Doby
  • Chuck Cooper
  • Wayne Embry
  • Bill Russell
  • Althea Gibson
  • Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett
  • Alice Coachman
  • Fitz Pollard and African American in the NFL 19041945
  • Isaac Murphy
  • Jimmy Winkfield
  • Ernie Davis
  • John W. Bud Fowler and Jackie Robinson
  • Moses Fleetwood Walker
  • Jack Johnson
  • Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Joe Louis
  • Muhammed Ali
  • Tony Dungy
  • Marcus Wiley
  • William Henderson

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Public Speaking: Writers and Artists

Writers

  • Alexander Dumas
  • Phyliss Wheatley
  • Langston Hughes
  • Paul Dunbar
  • Toni Morrison
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Maya Angelou
  • Alex Haley
  • August Wilson
  • James Baldwin

Artists

  • Joshua Johnson
  • Edward Bannister
  • Harriett Powers
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • Archibald Motley
  • Lois Mailou Jones
  • Gordon Parks
  • Faith Ringgold
  • Emma Amos

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