Working Through the Fear of Public Speaking

SPEECH 825

Public speaking can induce fear and panic. Learn how to overcome these fears in this course, which provides participants with a foundation in public speaking that is specific to each individual's personality and style.

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What you can learn.

  • Explore methods of preparing and delivering a presentation
  • Learn how to connect with an audience
  • Examine the dynamics of voice and pacing, as well as use of props and gestures
  • Practice individual presentations in a supportive environment with acknowledgement, evaluation, and direction from the instructor

About this course:

Professionals who must make presentations as part of their work often are unprepared with the skills to successfully and confidently speak before an audience. This course provides each participant with a solid foundation in public speaking that is specific to each individual's personality and style. Topics include methods for preparing and delivering a presentation, connecting with an audience, the dynamics of voice and pacing, and the use of gestures and props. Individual presentations take place in a supportive environment with acknowledgment, evaluation, and direction from the instructor.

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