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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
Everything you need to succeed is built right into our Sophia courses; there are no textbooks to buy, monthly subscriptions to pay for or any other added fees.
Sophia offers all of our students a free trial to make sure our courses are right for you. Sophia wants you to be completely satisfied with your learning experience. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
We offer a 3 part payment plan option to provide flexibility and allow students to fit courses into their budget.
There is no need to wait for the first day of class; with Sophia you can sign up and instantly start your education.
You pick your start date and work at your own pace on your phone, tablet or computer.
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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.
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.
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.
Sophia's college courses are guaranteed to transfer* into a degree program at these featured partner institutions.
*Sophia has transfer arrangements with these partners, but always check with your college to confirm transferability into your program.
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You will be able to pay the balance earlier through a link in your Sophia course. Sophia will not be able to release your course transcript(s) until your tuition balance is paid in full.
Sophia students have been pre-approved for credit transfer, or had their Sophia courses accepted for credit by the following institutions. This list is not intended as a guarantee of transfer. Schools accept credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and decisions may vary by student and specific degree plan. We recommend you download the course syllabus and ask your school to review it for pre-approval of transfer credit. Please contact the Sophia Learning Coaches for more information on credit transfer.