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Public Speaking 101: Help and Review

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This entry-level public speaking course can be used to supplement your classroom assignments, help with homework or as preparation for an oral presentation or speech. Start by watching the video lessons, then assess what you've learned by answering the questions in the lesson quizzes.
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14 Chapters in Public Speaking 101: Help and Review

14 chapters in Public Speaking 101: Help and Review

Ch 1. Introduction to Public Speaking: Help and Review {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[28787].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17675].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17675].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Public Speaking as a Communication Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Historical Tradition of Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Being an Ethical Speaker: Guidelines & Issues Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17681].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17681].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18435].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18435].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18436].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18436].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Four Stages of the Listening Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18437].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18437].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Listening: Pseudo-, Appreciative, Empathetic, Comprehensive & Critical Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18438].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18438].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18439].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18439].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18440].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18440].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18441].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18441].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18442].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18442].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18841].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18841].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - General Purpose vs. Specific Purpose of a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18842].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18842].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18844].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18844].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18845].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18845].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18846].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18846].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18848].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18848].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18849].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18849].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18850].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18850].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Using Search Engines for Online Research Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18851].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18851].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18852].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18852].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18853].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18853].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Conduct an Interview for Speech Support Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18854].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18854].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18855].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18855].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18856].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18856].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Speech Act Theory: Definition & Pragmatics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21463].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21463].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19123].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19123].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19260].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19260].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Outlining a Speech: Standard Form & Organization Pattern Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19261].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19261].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19262].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19262].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Speech Introductions: Role & Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19264].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19264].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19265].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19265].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Speech Conclusions: Role & Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19266].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19266].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19267].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19267].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19542].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19542].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32388].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[32388].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19544].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19544].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Emotive Language: Definition, Effects & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22325].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22325].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Refutation of an Argument: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5957].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5957].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20027].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20027].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20030].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20030].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20031].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20031].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20032].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20032].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Intonation: Definition, Patterns & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19937].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19937].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19938].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19938].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19940].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19940].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19941].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19941].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Formatting PowerPoint Slides for a Speech: Tips & Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19942].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19942].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Preparing to Deliver Your Speech with PowerPoint Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19943].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19943].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19944].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19944].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28714].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28714].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28715].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28715].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28716].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28716].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28717].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28717].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Special-Occasion Speaking: Strategies for Before & During Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28718].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28718].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What are the Three Types of Persuasive Speeches? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[52475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Art of Persuasion in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Components of the Toulmin Model for Public Speaking: Claim, Data & Warrant Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36260].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36260].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Examples of the Toulmin Model in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36261].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[36261].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Differences Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19001].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19001].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Causal and Analogical Reasoning: Impact on Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19002].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19002].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19003].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19003].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Understanding Fallacy: Common Fallacies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[37365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Communication Theory, Faulty Assumptions, and Decision Making in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19004].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19004].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Selective Exposure Theory & Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19005].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19005].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Understanding the Serial Position Effect in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19006].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19006].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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