Introduction to Communications 101: Public Speaking

Instructor: Ryan Villard Public Speaking course will teach you the basics of public speaking, guiding you through the speech making process from research and writing your speech to actually delivering it. Watch this introductory video to see what Communications 101: Public Speaking covers.

Public Speaking

Have you ever found yourself in front of a group with their undivided attention on you? For whatever reason, you're about to speak to them -- you might be in a classroom, at work, or even at a wedding.

Public speaking can be stressful at first, but it becomes easier when you learn to overcome your nerves through preparation and practice. In's Communications 101 course, you'll learn everything you need to know the next time you're speaking in front of a group.

Course Topics

We'll cover the basics like researching your topic and writing your speech, and how to make it fit for every audience, whether you're talking to your classmates, your coworkers, or your family.

Who you're talking to will characterize what you say -- while you might include jokes about your school mascot in your presentation for English class, you would skip them for your team's quarterly performance review at work.

Delivering the speech is the final part, and our lessons teach both stress management and practice techniques so you'll know what to do when you're in front of a group. Lastly, this course has assignments where you'll write and deliver speeches so you'll have real practice applying the skills you learn.

As hard as you might try to avoid it, public speaking opportunities arise in both your professional career and your personal life. This course will cover everything you need to know to succeed the next time they do.

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