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Communications 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Simplify your study of important presentation skills and get closer to earning your degree using the bite-sized lessons, mini quizzes and exams in this fun online course.
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6 chapters in Communications 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace

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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22097].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22097].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58495].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58495].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 3. Tailoring Business Presentations to an Audience {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[339941].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17971].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17971].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Informal and Formal Methods of Audience Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Gathering Information for Audience Analysis: Research & Observation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Building Credibility to Persuade Your Audience in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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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
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Ch 4. Delivering a Presentation {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[58496].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Practicing a Presentation: Importance, Techniques & Feedback Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22098].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22098].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Avoiding Common Presentation Mistakes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58497].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58497].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Tools for Delivering Online Presentations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58498].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[58498].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20028].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20029].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20030].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20030].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - The Role of Visuals in Communication Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21855].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21855].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21856].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21856].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21858].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21858].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Types of Visual Aids for Business Presentations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19941].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19941].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Tips for Using Effective Handouts in a Presentation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1741].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1741].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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