Logos Academy aspires to become the obvious choice where people can develop or hone their communication skills. Naturally placed in the birthplace of democracy and rhetoric, where “pathos, ethos, logos” were first described as necessities for any kind of persuasive speech, Logos Academy is an International Center, the fulcrum of communication education, where the interpersonal values are cultivated while creating an energetic forum of different people, talents and ideas.
As a Center, Logos Academy is a hybrid of both a place and an online service. The 2020 pandemic has been the mother of both restrictions and opportunities in the education field. Restrictions, since an Institution in the form of a locus, is no longer adequate as the sole provider of instruction. Opportunities, as the world has, out of sheer need, caught up with the preexisting media of elearning and working remotely, realising even further the absolute need for efficient communication skills. We utilize the limitless and borderless nature of an online educational program, reaching out to the invaluable source of international instructors whilst acknowledging that public speaking skills are ultimately honed when having an audience, hence creating all the possible parameters for such an opportunity to occur.
The participants of Logos Academy usually are:
Professionals, who want to invest in these skills for their professional development, but also companies who deem these skills necessary for their employees, providing the necessary tools to those who aspire towards innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. We have worked with a wide range of professions, from politicians and lawyers, to CEOs, top level managers and entrepreneurs. There is no one size fits all approach. We customize all programs according to the needs, but also to the talents of the people who want to learn how to communicate better. We respect the time and the resources individuals and companies allocate to this education.
University Students, who require these skills for their immediate academic enterprises and for their future careers. There is no Public Speaking class at most Law Schools, nor is there such instruction at most universities; surprisingly it is not mandatory at most Business Schools across the globe. These students are ‘cold-called’, asked to present, graded on their ability to do so, but no one teaches them how to succeed or to progress. We believe that university students have the rare opportunity to learn with and through their classmates and we encourage and facilitate the creation of public speaking/ debate clubs in their institutions.
Schools and educators: In all educational systems around the world, communication is a valued skill, one which all educators desire to develop and instill in their students. Activities exist, and there are resources online. However, teachers desire training in how to actually develop these skills in a classroom setting consistently, effectively, and continually. Through this center, with the assistance of trained educators, we develop public speaking clubs and curricula, from high school through business school, with activities, worksheets, assessment, tailored to the needs of the subject teachers and the level of the students, with training and support for teachers and professors, ensuring that communication is advanced.
The key activities of Logos Academy are, but not limited to, the following:
Classes during the week
Seminars for Companies
Corporate Training retreats for International customers
Debate and Speech Competitions
Debate and Speech Camps
Creation of Materials/ Programs designed to create 21st century communicators for a Greek/IB School
Creation of Curricula for Speaking Programs