If you’ve learned the basics and are ready to expand your public speaking skills, Public Speaking 1b: Finding Your Voice is for you. In this course, you’ll master the fundamentals of public speaking through practice and eventually learn to speak confidently in front of large groups. Explore the use inductive and deductive reasoning, learn how to prepare a speech outline, and discover how to write your own speech using correct and emotive language. This course will also help you to develop self-efficacy and self-esteem, reduce your fear of public speaking, and teach you how to use body language effectively. You’ll also learn how to stand back and critically examine your own work in order to identify areas for improvement.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of inductive and deductive reasoning by explaining inductive reasoning, explaining deductive reasoning, and creating a speech outline following an organizational pattern.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of speech writing by explaining language registers, describing emotive language, and creating a speech using the principles of speech writing.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of self-efficacy and self-esteem by explaining self-efficacy, explaining self-esteem, and evaluating visual aids.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of body language and vocal techniques by describing positive body language and explaining vocal techniques to engage the audience.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of speech evaluation by evaluating successful speeches.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of presentational aids by explaining the use of presentational aids and describing the types of presentational aids.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of group presentations by explaining group presentations and describing the roles within a group.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of presenting online by explaining online presentation types and describing guidelines for giving an online presentation.
In this unit, you’ll learn how to use both inductive and deductive reasoning, how to organize a strong argument using the Toulmin Method, and the various common organizational forms of speeches. By the end of this unit, you will know how to prepare a speech outline and be ready to move on to speech writing.
In this unit, you’ll learn all about writing speeches, including how to use the correct language register, how to use emotive language, and how to integrate specific literary techniques. By the end of the unit, you’ll be ready to write your first well-argued and emotionally powerful speech.
In this unit, you’ll learn all about developing the two essential aspects of confidence: a sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem. You’ll also learn about techniques to reduce your fear of public speaking, visual aids to enhance your presentations, and rehearsal strategies.
In this course, you will learn all about how to use body language effectively as well as how to avoid common body language pitfalls, how to develop a strong vocal technique, and how to effectively engage with your audience.
In this unit, you will learn how to critically evaluate the speeches of others in terms of their purpose, presentation, organization, argument, introduction and conclusion, word choice and literary techniques. You’ll also learn how to stand back and critically examine your own work in order to identify areas for improvement.
In this unit, we’ll take a deeper dive into when, why, and how to most effectively use presentational aids as part of a speech. You’ll learn about the many different types of presentational aids that can be used. We’ll also explore a few guidelines to consider when using presentational aids.
There are many speaking situations where it makes more sense to have a group make the presentation instead of just one individual. In this unit, we’ll look at the different kinds of group presentations and the various roles you might play in preparing and delivering one. We’ll also spend some time exploring guidelines to help a group prepare and present most effectively.
By the end of this unit, you will be familiar with preparing and giving an online presentation, often called virtual or remote speaking. We will explore the different types and formats of online speaking. You will learn what steps are needed to create and prepare to deliver a speech online. Finally, we will walk through a few guidelines to successfully deliver a virtual speech.
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