- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 32
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
Earn transferable credit by taking this course for credit.
Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?
Course SummaryCommunications 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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The course objective is to teach strategies that you can use to develop and successfully deliver quality business presentation.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
Items Allowed on Study.com Proctored Exam for Presentation Skills in the Workplace:
- Blank scratch paper
- Pen or pencil
Items NOT Allowed on Study.com Proctored Exam for Presentation Skills in the Workplace:
- Office programs, web browsers, or any programs other than Software Secure (including Study.com lessons)
- Textbooks (digital or physical)
- Mobile phones, headphones, speakers, TVs, or radios
- Notebooks or notes
- Any calculators
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Summarize the importance of public speaking and distinguish how public speaking differs from casual conversation.
- Identify characteristics of effective presentations and strategies for developing them.
- Break down the process of tailoring business presentations to different audiences.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Communications 120 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Communications 120 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Communications 120 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Importance of Public Speaking & Presentation Skills||Discern the need for public speaking, how it's considered a communication process and its difference from casual conversation.|
|Developing Presentation Skills||Discern the need for public speaking, how it's considered a communication process and its difference from casual conversation.|
|Tailoring Business Presentations to an Audience||Interpret the needs of an audience through analysis and observation, adapting to shifts in audience response, establishing credibility in persuasive speeches, and responding to audience questions.|
|Delivering a Presentation||Explain presentation techniques relating to vocal style and nonverbal communication and the importance of critique, articulation and speech accuracy; identify online presentation tools.|
|Using Visuals in a Presentation||Explore the effective use of different types of visual aids during a presentation.|
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|Completed the entire Communications 120: Presentation Skills in the Workplace course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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