Rhetorics, Advocacy and Public speaking

(Charismatic Eloquence in a Beta world)

Course description

Explore persuasive speaking and conversations as a core practice for embracing change.Enjoy the art of effective or persuasive speaking especially the exploitation of figures of speech.Ethos, Logos, and Pathos, are they interconnected? How do I combine them?

Orators come in contact with the concept of oral communication and with everything needed to be effective: appropriate body style and language, comfort and confidence, structured and comprehensive speech, imagination, originality and creative thinking. Through a variety of experiential speech and thinking activities and in a familiar and friendly atmosphere, participants showcase their talent in oral expression, gradually improving on their weaknesses and boosting their self-confidence. The virtues of good speech and effective listening are systematically cultivated in a playful way, adapted to the dynamics and interests of each group


We will off­er practical and ef­fective linguistic tools to organize and maintain social groups, construct meanings and identities, coordinate behavior, mediate power, produce change. Embrace community engagement, and open conversations that include a polyphonic element and inquiry.

You will have the chance to use different strategies and models of communication such as topic analysis, argument building, framing the discussion, critically analysing arguments and responding. You will not be instructed in what to say or think, but rather on how to proceed with creating arguments and speaking your mind.

You will be engaged in experiential learning where you will acquire new skills and tools while working on real-life challenges of your organisations. The participants will receive toolkits of methods that are easily transferable to their educational settings.

Benefits / Learning objectives

    • You’ll become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Inspire your communities and organizations ,
    • Learning basic rhetoricwill make you a better person;
    • You’ll become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. Visual rhetoric, building a culture of positive challenges;
    • Cultivating positive (inner) dialogue during change / in intense situations.


  • Opening and introduction ,
  • The history of the rhetoric art; How it started, how it is going nowadays. From the roots in Ancient Greek to the forest of the world,
  • Principles of effective communication:
    I choose the appropriate way to communicate with those around me avoiding obstacles,
  • Public speaking: Development of my self-confidence, Learn how to cultivate a good relationship with my audience, Use of body language,
  • Active listening.

Local Evening – welcome reception

  • Invitation as a process,
  • Linguistic invocations,
    Reason it inspires: Approach the aesthetic side of speech as a means of oral and written expression (creative writing and narration),
  • Ways and means of persuasion: Practice the rhetorical argument, recognize the “traps of persuasion”, develop logical reasoning, Invoke emotions.
  • Mindfulness practice ,
  • Team management: coordinate discussions, set goals, plan and implement actions, take initiatives, encourage and support,
  • Conflict resolution in a peaceful way: develop empathy, learn the method of “no defeat” (“win-win”), use active listening and “I” messages,
  • Tedx Speeches,
  • Political-Wooden Speech,
  • Impromptu speaking (a speech that a person delivers without predetermination or preparation),
  • Spontaneous Speech,
  • British Parliamentary Debate.
  • Methodologies and Practices-Overview of Core Methodologies,
  • Collaboration and team building games,
  • Literacy in the media (media literacy),
  • Critically approach information with speech analysis, exploring the rhetoric of the image,
  • Researching and indexing information on topics that interest us,
  • Cultivation of creative thinking,


  • Co-learning from nature and other resilient environments,
  • Practice,
  • Walking reflection.
  • Usage of techniques and tools to generate ideas,
  • Thinking innovatively.
  • Solving problems in a creative way,
  • Evaluating critically proposed ideas,
  • Closing , Certificates & evaluations

Duration:    6 days

Dates:        Upon request

Location:    Chania – Crete, Greece

Designed for

Τhis workshop is designed for staff members of any organisation active in the field of education, training and Youth, more specifically for: managers, counsellors, professional development specialists and Change Agents.

We are inviting diverse participants initiating change in their communities and organizations.

This training is also designed for diverse multi-cultural teams, including community leaders and others that are collectively addressing a pressing challenge in their community or organization.


Dr. Markos Perrakis is leadership development & process facilitator, psychologist, speaker and founder of Fractality -EU Training & counselling provider. During the last 20 years he has been working with eclectic systemic appreciative approaches, participatory design methods and Spiritual Intelligence worldwide. He is also Scientific Assistant of SOL (Society of Organisational Learning) and EUMU (European Union of small and medium enterprises) in issues of Strategic Planning, Human Resources Development, Dynamic Governance and European Programs in Greece. He provides training, supervision and facilitation for Professionals, HR Experts, local communities, politicians and NGOs, helping citizens express and transform themselves to a co-creative transition. During the past, in his training portfolio was included very intensively from multinationals,  the  client centric communication and body language as far as political image making for preparation of candidates. He works with people who are sensitive with environmental and societal issues with values and their actions bring a positive social impact to the world.

Miha Andric is an international communication, speech & debate teacher, philosopher, and sociologist. He is currently Director of the National debate organisation (ZiP), Board of Directors of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), President of the Society for development of Humanities, Head of School Speech & Debate Program Argument (competitively the most successful school debate program in Europe between 2015 – 2018) and the Convenor of the International Philosophy Olympiad (world biggest international philosophy event for youth). He has been serving as Program director of several international debate academies in Middle East, Africa, USA and Europe and has been quest lecturer at universities, high schools and independent educational institutions in more than 50 countries around the world. He specialises in coaching and teaching communication studies and humanities related courses (public speaking, negotiations, philosophy, cultural studies, rhetorics, leadership and team work, soft transferrable critical thinking skills as well media literacy) and in development and implementing international educational programs based on interactive “speech and debate methodology” and collaborative participation. In the role of expert advisor, chief adjudicator or convenor he has implemented more than 100 educational or competitive international events. Miha Andric helped to start or set up many national debate programs around the world and is still acting as a trainer for debate and communication trainers, teachers and coaches in 20 countries. He is involved in many international projects where he lead the expert teams for the development of the interdisciplinary cross-curricular methodologies and teaching materials for different educational environments in formal and nonformal education. In the past he was also holding extra curricular seminars at the University of Ljubljana on the topics of political philosophy and modern ideologies.


Our program takes place in the Island of Crete, one of the most abundant destinations of the Aegean Sea in Greece – in terms of 5,0000-year culture and breathtaking nature. The venue (workshop & accommodation) is located at the unique 4-star village resort of Porto Platanias in Chania within walking distance from the beach and the village of Platanias.

It is a perfect place to host professional and personal development. During the end of October, the air and the sea are still pleasantly warm – to further support participants in developing their personal strength and resilience.

For more information on the venue,

Please visit: http://www.portoplataniasvillage.gr/

Closest international airports: Chania (24 km); Heraklion (165 km).

Aegean Airlines operates convenient flights to Crete from most of European capitals.

Participation Fee

Option A.

The fee for this course is 780€.

Option A price include

– Tuition fees
– Educational materials
– Certificates
– Beverages and a welcome cocktail

Accommodation and meals are not included in the above fees.

Option B (for Crete).

Total full package price for participants with double room

Accommodation: 1,250€ (+200€ single room):

Option B prices include:

– A 4*star hotel accommodation (5 nights)
– Breakfast
– Lunch or dinner
– Tuition fees
– Educational materials
– Certificates
– Beverages and a welcome cocktail

Additional option:

  • A half-day excursion with the group led by locals – €50

Contact us

Questions or concerns? please contact us at [email protected] or call +302106010522.

Erasmus +

If you are a legal entity (profit organization, NGO, University, scientific or cultural institution) and you want to apply for the Erasmus+ funding please read the information below:


All our training courses are designed in such a way to align with the Erasmus+ quality criteria and to address the various priorities of the programme.

Our team will be glad to assist you, if you need any help with your application.

Application deadline

Please note that the application deadline for Erasmus+ funding is the 23rd of February 2023, 13.00 CET.

Questions or concerns? please contact us at [email protected] or call +302106010522.