Public Speaking

MOOC
Public Speaking
Language
English
Duration
5 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Public Speaking
What will you learn?
How to apply the basic elements of the speech communication process
Tools and methods for controlling public speaking anxiety
How to craft a clear and impactful speech
How to critique other communicators using the principles of this course
How to identify main and supporting ideas
About the course

When asked, many people cite public speaking as one of their biggest fears. In fact, many renowned public speakers admit that they were once extremely anxious about speaking in front of groups.

Good public speaking is more than a performance. It is the result of:


  • Critical thinking
  • Well-organized narrative
  • Reasoning
  • Research
  • Preparation

In this course, part of the Soft Skills Professional Certificate program, you will study methods that help to reduce anxiety, build confidence, and customize a process which will results in successful speaking experiences.

This course is designed to equip you with knowledge of the principles necessary for formal public speaking with an emphasis on organization, evidence, language use, strategy, delivery, ethics, and effective use of media aids.

This course may be audited free of charge. Learners also have the opportunity to earn a verified certificate of completion. Exclusive learning opportunities such as live events hosted by subject matter experts will be available for verified learners.

Program
Public Speaking
Build confidence as a speaker by learning how to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.
Public Speaking
Build confidence as a speaker by learning how to use simple tools and skills to prepare and deliver memorable presentations.
Lecturers
Keith B. Jenkins
Keith B. Jenkins
Vice President & Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion Rochester Institute of Technology
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