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- Available Lessons: 94
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?
Course SummaryThis 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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Course Practice TestCheck your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
- Comprehensive test covering all topics
- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help understanding material from college public speaking will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:
- Have fallen behind in understanding speech preparation, research and delivery; the different types of speeches, language and style, topic selection, impromptu speeches or any other public speaking topic.
- Need an efficient way to learn public speaking.
- Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
- Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
- Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
- Missed class time and need to catch up.
- Can't access extra public speaking learning resources at school.
How it works:
- Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
- Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Confirm your understanding through lesson quizzes and chapter exams.
- Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the College Public Speaking final exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study with Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- Why is public speaking important?
- What are some formal and informal ways to analyze an audience?
- How do hearing and listening compare to each other?
- What are the steps involved in selecting a speech topic?
- How do public speakers research, organize and outline a speech?
- What factors influence the language and style of a speech?
- How do the different types of speeches compare to each other?
- What roles do reasoning and rhetorical proof play in public speaking?
- Why is it important to evaluate the success of a speech?
- What are some tips for impromptu speaking?
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