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Persuasive Communication and Public Speaking

Course Description

Want to make amazing presentations and influence people? Learn the tips, tricks, tactics, and tools of giving effective public presentations. This course will introduce you to fundamental methods of public speaking and designing effective graphic presentations.

Public presentation skills are central to success in any academic or professional career. This course will provide an introduction to the key elements of planning, designing, and giving effective public presentations. You will explore and study historical and contemporary public speeches; analyze examples of presentations for style and technique; learn the skills required to prepare and make their own presentations; and create and deliver their own public presentation at the conclusion of the course. Topics covered will include: planning, outlining, and writing oral presentations; techniques for rehearsing and preparing for a presentation; designing clear and effective PowerPoint presentations; oratorical techniques and methods; ways of coping with anxiety; strategies for engaging audiences and handling disruptions; and common problems and challenges encountered in public speaking.

By the end of the course, you will:

• Analyze and critique public speeches and graphic presentations
• Plan, outline, and write public presentations
• Design clear, focused, and effective PowerPoint presentations
• Prepare for, rehearse, and deliver public presentations

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: You should have a desire for practical learning, as we will present speeches in each class. A familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint slides is helpful, but not required.

Sections

One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.


Dates: July 18, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Assad Assad
Course Number: 10198