Effective Public Speaking

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Confidence is a key to delivering an effective speech or presentation. And delivering an effective presentation can be critical to success at work. This introductory-level course helps you develop the skills you'll need to become an outstanding and confident public speaker. It reviews the seven stages of public speaking including defining the audience and crafting your central message, all the way to writing, practicing, and delivering your presentation or speech. This course is an essential part of honing the skill of presenting and setting the stage for the boost of confidence to help you succeed.
Learning Outcomes
Describe the seven stages of giving a speech or presentation
Discuss the elements of establishing your purpose for speaking (Stage One)
Recognize the need to consider your audience (Stage Two)
Describe how to develop your central message (Stage Three)
Explain how to employ evidence in supporting your main points (Stage Four)
Discuss how to craft your speech (Stage Five)
Explain how to rehearse for your speech (Stage Six)
Describe techniques for delivering your speech (Stage Seven)
Recognize best practices for employing slides in your presentation
Describe key techniques for dealing with speech anxiety
Discuss how to handle difficult questions
Describe effective responses when things go wrong


Estimated length of course: 6 hours

Course completion deadline: 90 days after registration

Purchase $125 / Non-Member

Effective Public Speaking