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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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30 Student Reviews
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by Adam M. on August 10, 2018
Loved Sophia Learning!
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by Christopher H. on August 8, 2018
Really cool course. The introductory content about the history of public speaking felt a little out of place (I'll never need to know what time period Cicero was prominent in) but this course constantly made me apply what I had learned in realistic scenarios. I speak to large groups very frequently, and small groups or 1-1 almost daily with strangers in my line of work, and even with all the experience I have, I still came away with a lot of new knowledge. Very refreshing! I'm looking forward to my next 3 courses.
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by Suzanne M. on August 8, 2018
Great course, thanks
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by Lequeisha L. on August 2, 2018
I loved this course very easy going.
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by Kevin B. on July 31, 2018
Good Course
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by Abigail L. on July 26, 2018
Want to express yourself more effectively on stage and everywhere? Take this class! This will help you master the art of Public Speaking!
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by Troy O. on July 16, 2018
Great course!
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by Dewey V. on June 19, 2018
A well-developed and effectively presented course of particular benefit to persons with no prior experience in public speaking. Would have received 5 stars if required submissions had been graded more promptly. Highly recommended!

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  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?
    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?
    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.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    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.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    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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