In today’s fast-paced and tech savvy world, the ability to articulate and present ideas, arguments and positions in face to face context remains a vital skill. Although opportunities to develop these presentation skills can be limited, this course will provide the learning necessary to be a confident and persuasive public speaker.
This course will instruct you with construction and transmission of various speeches including informative and persuasive speeches. You will research, outline and develop speeches. The course aims to diminish your apprehension in public presentations, emphasize preparation and enhance public speaking skills. The importance of listening and paying attention is researched. Informal settings that you may be called upon to make a public speech are also an area of study.
The student will understand the process of developing and delivering a public presentation. A grasp of what it takes to present yourself professionally will be mastered. An emphasis on the art of listening will be discussed. A look into areas where you will need the skills to present yourself publicly, even in informal settings, will be considered. By the end of the course all students should:
- Become cognizant of personal habits in their speech
- Refine posture, diction, and other mechanics of speech
- Expand speech preparation and presentation techniques
- Promote audience awareness and self-awareness
- Refine poise
- Bolster self-confidence
Research analyze and organize appropriate subject
“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”
“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”
Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.
USILACS wants to help you succeed. If you feel you need a little knowledge refresher or want to expand your knowledge on this subject, we recommend that you consider reviewing some of the vast online education resources and search topics below.
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(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)
- (2016) Exploring Public Speaking. Barbara G. Tucker and Kristin M. Barton. University System of Georgia. Available at: http://oer.galileo.usg.edu/communication-textbooks/1
- 9.1 What are Presentation Aids (pg. 184)
- 11.4 Practising Your Delivery (pg. 260-261, 263)
- 12.1 What is an informative speech (pg. 275-276)
- 13.2 A definition of persuasion (pg. 293, 297)
- 13.3 Why is persuasion hard? (pg. 299-300)
- (2014) Guidelines for Preparing Effective Presentation. American Statistic Association. https://ww2.amstat.org/meetings/jsm/2014/effectivepresentations.cfm
- (2014) Make Body Language Your Superpower. Stanford Graduate School of Business. (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFLjudWTuGQ
- (2013) How to Do a Presentation? - 5 Steps to a Killer Opener. Rule The Room Public Speaking. (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEDcc0aCjaA
- (2009) How to Give an Effective Presentation? Meeting Tomorrow. Available at: https://meetingtomorrow.com/content-library/how-to-give-an-effective-presentation
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