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Speaking to persuade

Dynamic Public Speaking,

In the professional realm, we need to be able to argue without being argumentative. Whether you are fundraising for a nonprofit, pitching a business proposal, or suggesting a change to company policy, you are making arguments. In making the case for your topic, you often want to raise awareness, identify a pressing problem, discuss appropriate solutions, and outline specific steps for the audience. To be persuasive, you must be clear (the audience may have little to no existing knowledge), you must be convincing (you are trying to sway the audience that your argument is valid), and you must be compelling (you are trying to motivate the audience enough so that they want to take specific actions). Persuasive speaking thus requires clarity, strategy, topic mastery, plus a sense of style and presence. By the end of this course, you should be able to design persuasive speeches that address problems and solutions and that motivate audience members. You should be able to use rhetorical style strategically and deliver passionate and compelling speeches. Learners will record speeches, providing and receiving peer feedback.

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Rating 4.5 based on 26 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
Starts Jul 3 (54 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From University of Washington via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Matt McGarrity
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Personal Development Business Essentials

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es excelente que al

Muy buen curso, es excelente que al fin de cada video aparezca el recuento de lo tratado, esto facilita una revisión de lo aprendido.Muchas gracias!!!

esto facilita una revisión

not provide consistent tips

Great Course A bit better than the previous courses, yet again: too many videos that do not provide consistent tips and strategies to improve the analysis and the production of speeches.

sometimes even funny way

very interesting and helpful course, taught by a great professor in a lovely, easy and sometimes even funny way.

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I was working on my persuasive speech for Toastmasters (CC#9 - project 9 of competent communicator manual) and this helped me lot!

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Prof. McGarrity is an excellent teacher and keeps things fun and interesting.

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Also addresses the use of "um" as fillers.

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Fantastic beginning course on Rhetoric.

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Final assignments were a bit redundant.

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Rating 4.5 based on 26 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
Starts Jul 3 (54 weeks ago)
Cost $79
From University of Washington via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Matt McGarrity
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Personal Development Business Essentials

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