You are the Athletic Director at a high school. You are holding a pre-season meeting for all of your coaches. This is a 30 minute meeting that you are running. Some of the coaches are veterans while others are first year assistant coaches. What are some of the topics/areas that you want to cover? What will you want your coaches to know? What handouts and visual aids will you prepare for this meeting? For this Final Presentation Assignment, students will create a 30 minute presentation either through a 10-15 slide PowerPoint Presentation. Please use a separate Word document (minimum of 2 pages and cited appropriately) of your PowerPoint slides to act as your “script” for speaking throughout the the meeting. Remember, your presentation should exhibit the exact message you want to articulate to your coaches regarding their roles, responsibilities, duties, and impact of their decision-making and leadership.
Please feel free to discuss the items that are most important to you and the qualities you want to display to your coaches. Please do not let this list limit your presentation, but here are some topics you may want to consider: Developing goals, practice procedures and policies, training rules, discipline, conduct of players and coaches, cutting players, travel conduct, pregame and postgame procedures, drills, practice plans, awards and trophies, picking the team, selecting team captains, communicating with the media, communicating with parents, communicating with players, organizing your coaching staff, fundraising, decision-making, dealing with injuries, dealing with adversity, dealing with officials, honesty, dignity, ethical standards, consistency, fairness, motivation, respect, and having a plan for everything.
Throughout the conversation occurring between Socrates (Plato) and the small group of sophists, he is clearly using dialectic speech. Socrates prompts each sophist with a series of questions and answers and it becomes evident that they each have differing views on rhetoric. Gorgias explains the nature of rhetoric as an art form and he defines rhetoric as a means of influence and persuasion. He also uses analogies to support his claims and goes on to explain how powerful rhetoric is (p.67a), and how it can be used for justice by judges in the court of law (p.64b). Polus comes to Gorgias’ defense and views rhetoric as a means of persuasion and achieving great power and wealth (p.70a). As for Callicles, he infers that the nature of rhetoric is a means of acquiring power and the smart people ruling over the uneducated masses (p.84b). He has a political view on rhetoric and also assumes the audience has limited intelligence and will be easily persuaded (p. 87b). Callicles is the antithesis of Socrates and would be considered as an example of using rhetoric for evil (p. 88b). On the contrary, Socrates describes the nature of rhetoric as a “made art” and a form of flattery. He defines rhetoric as a habitude and refers to it as unjust means of deception (p.71a). There are distinct differences between rhetoric and dialectic explained in Plato’s Gorgias. Socrates infers that 1) dialectic is a discussion by “alternate question and answer” (p. 62b). On the contrary, rhetoric would be referred to as a lengthy style of speech. Throughout the discussion, Socrates prompts each Sophist with series of questions whilst they respond with short answers. Socrates explains that Polus’ refutation is quite worthless and “…one party is supposed to refute the other […] whilst the opponent produces one or none” (p. 76b). Another difference is that 2) dialectic uses a logical process of reasoning by discussing conflicting ideas to reach a consensus of truth, whereas rhetoric is a producer of persuasion for masses to accept a probable truth (p. 70b). Socrates also infers that 3) rhetoric corrupts the soul of the rhetor, whereas dialectic cares for the soul of the rhetor (p. 82a-b). According to Socrates, rhetoric appeals more to emotion rather than the “rational part of the soul”. Socrates >GET ANSWER