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Introduction to Public Speaking

Dynamic Public Speaking,

This course offers a proven framework for crafting and delivering impactful presentations. In the professional world, academic settings, or public life, we're frequently asked to "share some thoughts." Many individuals struggle in these situations. This course aims to make you excel where others stumble. We'll explore how to structure speeches coherently, write memorably, and present confidently. Upon completion, you will diminish your public speaking anxiety, leverage rehearsal methods to develop a robust, engaging speaking voice, and execute speeches with dynamic movements. The speech model we'll practice is versatile for briefings, elevator pitches, interviews, and even as a blueprint for hour-long presentations. Whether you're a novice or an experienced speaker, this course will help you master speaking fundamentals or elevate your public speaking skills to new heights. As a bonus, you'll gain access to an immersive VR experience that lets you perfect your presentation skills in a simulated auditorium or conference room, complete with a virtual audience. You will receive real-time feedback, empowering you to refine your abilities through practice in a realistic setting.

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Rating 4.7 based on 195 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
Starts Jul 3 (35 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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Excellent introduction to public speaking - to get the most value from it you need to put time into the optional speaking and assessment exercises and do some active learning - notes, practice etc.

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Through the introduction to public speaking course, I could develop skills that helped me to prepare speeches in a better and more engaging way.

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very useful

The course is very useful, and the teacher is an outstanding speaker : you'll learn a lot from watching him speak.

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course for beginners

Amazing course for beginners and experienced public speakers.

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So I recommend this course to all of you who are interested to find out how to prepare and deliver great presentation and in the process you will learn a great deal related to public speaking topic.

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Also, you have option to post your own speech and get a peer review which was very helpful to me.

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thank you so much for sharing your course online and for all the explanations you've been providing.I really enjoy it a lot !I feel that most of the reviews I've gotten weren't really helpful in targetting the problems or the points I need to work on.

Thank you so much to my instructor for instructing Ana Pelayo.Thank you, thank you, Ana Pelayo.

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I've learnt so much from him, gained more confidence and organizational abilities with regards to speaking and maybe even developed a liking for public speaking!

Thanks so much Prof, you're really engaging, your course is excellent and I'm very much inspired!

The instructor was fun and engaging and I leaned so much.

Before atempting this MOOC I was not suspecting how Public Speaking can be worked and improved so much.

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This class has given me the tools to continue practicing how to stand and deliver without fear.I highly recommend it.

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Rating 4.7 based on 195 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
Starts Jul 3 (35 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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