comm310 | undergraduate

Public Speaking

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This course addresses how an effective oral presentation is developed and delivered. Students will acquire strategies for overcoming speaker's anxiety and gaining confidence. The role of language, ethics and critical thinking in oral presentation are examined. Techniques for audience targeting, as well as the differences between group and individual presentations are also addressed. A primary focus will be on learning to speak extemporaneously or conversationally for maximum impact. Extensive opportunities for practicing and critiquing oral presentations will be provided.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Speaking and Listening

    • Compare the different modes of delivery when speaking in public.
    • Describe the defining characteristics of public speaking.
    • Describe ways to improve listening skills.

    Speech Preparationâ Getting Started

    • Analyze an audience in preparation for a speech.
    • Determine an appropriate topic for a speech, given the task, scope, and audience.

    Speech Preparationâ Researching, Organizing, and Outlining

    • Demonstrate an effective organizational format in a speech.
    • Create an outline for a speech.
    • Conduct research for a speech.
    • Analyze a speech, identifying aspects of effective speech content and delivery.

    Presenting the Speechâ Language and Media

    • Compare various forms of media for use in oral presentations.
    • Use effective media in an oral presentation.
    • Demonstrate effective voice and body language in an oral presentation.

    Presenting the Final Speechâ Persuasive Speaking Techniques

    • Describe guidelines for ethical speaking.
    • Demonstrate effective persuasion skills and methods.
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