ENG2154 Effective Presentations II

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ENG2154 Effective Presentations II

This course will bolster confidence and help the student to become less anxious when speaking publicly by engaging them in an environment where they will get many opportunities to practice. Students will speak in many various formats- extemporaneously, job interviewing, leading the discussion, and making a large presentation.  Many facets that are essential to great presentations will be investigated, such as:  developing the main point effectively, speaking with clarity, honing delivery skills, and ways to occupy the audience’s attention.

You will be better qualified for situations which will require public speaking.  An exercise in how to mange research on your material and honing in on the most pertinent points will aid in preparation.  To be an efficient public speaker, you also need to be an accomplished listener.  You will augment your critical listening skills.   Wisdom will be reaped by you as to the tactics that work for you and those that work in opposition to you as a speaker.


This is a performance course.  The intent of the course is to coach the student on the preparation and delivery of an array of speech forms.  The course will accentuate speech preparation, delivery, and becoming adept at evaluating their own speech as well as those of others.  This should all encourage the student to feel more confident in the transmission of the speech.  By the end of the course, all students should:

  • Have a perception of personal speech habits and characteristics
  • Promote posture, voice, diction, and other mechanics of speech
  • Expand preparation and presentation techniques
  • Recognize that audience awareness is vital
  • Monitor themselves throughout the delivery of the presentation
  • Be proficient at delivering various forms of speeches
  • Bolster poise and self-confidence

Full-CLC Students

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.

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