New Business Theme Added to Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™

Florian Mueck and I are pleased to announce that the new Business theme has been added to the app version of Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. Players can now choose to play one of three different themes (Classic, Family and Business) in one of six different languages (English, Spanish, French, Russian, German and Catalan).

If you are not familiar with Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™, it is the world’s first public speaking board game. Florian and I created it a few years back. The game has evolved from a physical board game (an image of the latest version is below) to the launch of the app to several upgrades to the app.

Gameplay is the same no matter which theme you choose. What distinguishes one theme from another is that each theme has 100 unique, theme-related cards: 50 Topics and 50 Challenges. Some examples are below.

Topics for the Family theme include the following:

  • Adoption
  • Dinner
  • Parents

Challenges for the Family theme include the following:

  • What is the best thing about being a child?
  • What is the most important lesson that you have learned from a family member?
  • When was the last time you apologized to someone?

Topics for the Business theme include the following:

  • Auditors
  • Big data
  • Project management

Challenges for the Business theme include the following:

  • Share your professional journey.
  • What advice would you give to someone who has been appointed to a leadership position?
  • You’re upset about long emails! Let them feel your anger.

That is just the tip of the iceberg. We have designed the game to challenge and inspire people. We have also designed it to help everyone realize that being able to speak well in public is something that anyone can learn. And learn to enjoy!

Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™ is being played in homes, businesses, schools and organizations around the world. If you would like to find out more about the app, you can watch this short demo video or click on the icon of your favourite app provider below.

Now, it’s your turn to speak.


About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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  4. Topenot says:

    This is GREAT news! Thank you guys!!!! I can’t wait to check out the Business version of Rhetoric!!! Is it possible to get this latest addition if we already have the app?
    Thanx for your reply, John.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Hi Anne. Yes it is. If you have the app, all you have to do is update it. The Business theme will be loaded at no charge. Have a great time playing!

  5. tedmellamphy says:

    Rhetoric, wonderful game. Great fun last Friday night at the District 71 Conference in Sheffield.

    • John Zimmer says:

      Thanks, Ted! Yes, Florian filled me in on the details and shared the photos. Looks like it was a great time. Thanks for the support. Keep on speaking!

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