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- Available Lessons: 90
- 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 SummaryMake studying public speaking easier for your students with this cost-effective, easy-to-follow textbook replacement course. Our engaging text and video lessons help bring these topics to life for your students so they can earn better grades and do better on their tests.
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- Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
Any instructor who teaches public speaking can consider this textbook replacement course an excellent resource for their classroom. The lessons in this course provide high quality instruction and cover the same or even more information than that found in most public speaking textbooks.
How it works
The short, engaging video lessons on topics like effective listening and language styles are perfect for briefly introducing a public speaking topic and initiating class discussion. The chapter and lesson structure is similar to traditional public speaking textbooks, making a transition to digital learning simple and straightforward. Just like you'd assign textbook reading assignments, you can assign one or more video lessons to your students conveniently through the website and even review them in class to initiate discussion or class projects.
- Identify the chapter in this course that corresponds with your curriculum or lesson plan.
- Assign one or more of the short and engaging video lessons as homework.
- In class, engage students in discussions and/or interactive activities that focus on the lesson topics.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your students' understanding of persuasive speaking, inclusive language and critical listening.
- Submit questions, feedback or suggestions to our expert instructors from your Dashboard.
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- Cost Effective: Using our public speaking textbook can save schools hundreds if not thousands of dollars typically spent on physical textbooks.
- Engaging Content: Unlike dry textbook instruction, our lessons bring speech development, online research methods and other public speaking topics to life while providing a high level of quality education.
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- Student Progress Monitoring: Each lesson, chapter and course integrates assessment quizzes and exams that let teachers evaluate the effectiveness of the material and student comprehension of public speaking topics.
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Using the Course
Using the course is simple. You can find any topic you're currently studying in public speaking class, or if your school uses this course in the classroom, you can get your assignments through links sent by your instructor via email. Even if your school uses traditional textbooks, you'll find this course offers a great supplement and brings public speaking lessons to life. The short videos give you an easy, fun and helpful way to better understand and absorb public speaking concepts, source credibility, visual aid selection and deductive reasoning.
- Identify the public speaking topics you're studying in class, or click on the lesson links sent to you.
- View the short and engaging public speaking video lessons.
- Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exams to test your understanding of topics like communication theory and diction.
- Submit questions to our expert instructors for additional help with any public speaking topic covered in the course.
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Our Public Speaking course supports your individual learning style and your lifestyle. Check out some of the helpful and practical ways this course can be valuable to you as well as the advantages to having a complete resource to complement your classroom lessons.
- Fun Videos: Our lessons entertain while they teach you about vivid language, diversity and supporting materials.
- Helpful Instructors: In addition to being subject-matter experts in public speaking, our instructors are available to help you with any questions you have related to the course.
- Accessible: You can access this public speaking course and view the video lessons from any computer or mobile device from home or on the go.
- Learn Your Way: Whether you learn better through discussion, viewing the video or reading the lesson transcript, we've got you covered.
- Keeping Up in Class: If you need to miss class or don't quite understand a public speaking concept, you can use this course to make sure you don't fall behind.
- Public Speaking Basics
- Understanding How to Analyze an Audience
- Learning Feedback and Listening
- The Thesis, Purpose and Topic of a Speech
- Speech Research
- Speech Organization
- Speech Outline
- Style and Language of a Speech
- Speech Deliveries
- Choosing Visual Aids
- Speech Types
- Rhetorical Proof and Reasoning
- Speech Evaluation
- Impromptu Speeches
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