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Speaking to inform

Dynamic Public Speaking,

In the professional realm, most speeches and presentations we give are informative in scope. A scientist needs to explain her recent research findings. A financial officer needs to report on quarterly earnings to his company’s board. A technology professional needs to educate a consumer about a new product. Any time you need to convey ideas or demonstrate a process, you’re dealing with informative speaking. Informative speaking is a fun puzzle. You need to think from the perspective of your audience to identify what they need to hear in order to understand the key ideas. How much does the audience already know? What are the most important elements to convey? How should one convey these ideas with appropriate breadth and depth given the time constraints of the speech? This demands a strategic approach to speech design that we’ll undertake in this class. By the end of the course, you should be able to explain complex ideas vividly and accessibly, design clear and compelling presentation slides, convey your passion for a topic while maintaining your professional credibility, and speak dynamically from notes and/or a manuscript. Learners will record speeches, providing and receiving peer feedback.

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Rating 4.4 based on 27 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week
Starts Oct 31 (32 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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Rating 4.4 based on 27 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week
Starts Oct 31 (32 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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