A lesson from the Parthenon

I was recently in Athens, Greece to speak at a conference. While there, I had one free day and, as it was my first time in Greece, there was one place I had to see: the Parthenon that sits atop the Acropolis.

As I stood before that architectural wonder, admiring the 69 pillars on which it was built, I couldn’t help thinking of Aristotle who said that a great speech is built on three pillars: logos, ethos and pathos.

So I shot the short video below to capture my thoughts.

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About John Zimmer

International speaker, presentation skills expert, lawyer, improv performer
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3 Responses to A lesson from the Parthenon

  1. Pingback: In the footsteps of Aristotle | Manner of Speaking

  2. Was there too. Incredible.

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