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We Need to Integrate Public Speaking into Education | Andy Billings | TEDxBirminghamSalon
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Added Oct 6, 2016
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In this short talk, Andy Billings shares what he thinks is a critical component lacking in our primary education institutions, and argues that one simple change can open up new doors of opportunities for our students.

Andy Billings is the director of the Alabama Program in Sports Communication and Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama. His research interests lie in the intersection of sport, mass media, consumption habits, and identity-laden content. His books include Olympic Media: Inside the Biggest Show on Television and The Fantasy Sport Industry: Games within Games. Andrew’s work has won numerous awards and he has lectured in nations around the world, from Spain to China to Austria. His work in the classroom has also earned him many teaching awards.

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