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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Sophia's Public Speaking course will take the learner through all of the stages of developing a speech, from preparation to rehearsal to presentation. Along the way, they will learn how to become better listeners, manage their anxiety, and incorporate feedback effectively. Students will apply their knowledge to analyzing their audience, conducting research, presenting a speech, and revising a speech based on feedback. Full Description

3 semester credits

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  • Category: English and Communication

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Description

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Learn how to research, write, and deliver effective speeches using real-world techniques to demystify and master all elements of public speaking.

Overview
From learning how to create clear, engaging speeches to understanding your audience, this course covers how to prepare, develop, and present your speech effectively and with confidence.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 4 Touchstone assessments (these are like assignments, that includes giving a speech) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll have mastered skills that will help you write and give a compelling topical speech, thoughtfully incorporate feedback, improve your listening skills, and minimize anxiety around public speaking.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

Reviews

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9 Student Reviews
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by Kelly A. on January 10, 2018
This was a very good course in going over the foundations of public speaking. I learned a lot and would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to improve in this area.
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by Jason H. on January 10, 2018
As an experienced Toastmaster and public speaker I found the early part of the course particularly unreliable. However the speech building touchstones I felt helped in the end.
Sophia replied on January 10, 2018

Congratulations on your successful course completion! This is a competency-based course, so your previous public speaking / Toastmasters experience certainly came in handy as you worked through the course content. Best wishes for your future studies. We hope to see you in a future course with us.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Michael C. on January 8, 2018
This class was challenging and fun, some questions are a little confusing so please read carefully, but all in all a very fun class.
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by Gabrielle H. on January 5, 2018
Great course, very informative not only with public speaking but written communication as well.
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by Esther D. on January 1, 2018
I loved this class! I learned a lot. Thank you, Sophia.
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by Jamie F. on December 30, 2017
This was a great course
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by Staci G. on December 27, 2017
A great experience-exceeded my expectations and will recommend to friends and family! Thank you Sophia!
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by Armstrong S. on December 2, 2017
Good course, a little more challenging than I thought it would be, but the content is superb. Very Good Course!

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    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
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    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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