About The Introduction to Public Speaking Course
A report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows that employers want job candidates with strong communication skills. Similarly, educational success also requires the ability to articulate your thoughts clearly. In this art of public speaking class, we will study the principles of public speaking; critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice. Unlike many oral communication courses and textbooks, this class spends a fair bit of time working through the unique traits of oral versus written communication in order to help students prepare speeches that are easier to deliver orally and understand aurally. The Introduction to Public Speaking class’s focus on understanding the key parts of an argument and drafting clear and concise arguments translates directly to other academic assignments. In service of this goal, we will study the principles of argumentation and arrangement; critically examine our own speeches and the speeches of others. By becoming a student of public speaking, you join a long history of rhetorical study dating back to ancient Greece.
Course Outline For The Introduction to Public Speaking Course
- Welcome to Introduction to Public Speaking!
- Designing Impromptu Speeches
- Delivering Impromptu Speeches
- Introduction to Informative Speaking!
- 5. Designing Informative Speeches
- Delivering Informative Speeches
- Persuasive Speaking Basics
- Designing Persuasive Speeches
- Delivering Persuasive Speeches
- Course Conclusion