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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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44 Student Reviews
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by RHONDA G. on November 27, 2018
I enjoyed this course. It gave me insight on how i speak to others and how i can improve.
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by Barbara B. on November 27, 2018
It's a good course to take, if you like Public Speaking. For me, it was a little overwhelming.
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by Dale L. on November 26, 2018
I enjoyed the personal feedback and feel that I learned a fair bit in this course, certainly lots of new things to think about when speaking!
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by Melissa S. on November 26, 2018
Decent class, pay attention to feedback with your assignments because they are a big part of the grade.
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by Stephen S. on November 13, 2018
Everyone is extremely helpful and is willing to anything to make sure the student understands and gets the best grade possible.
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by Charles E. on November 9, 2018
This was an excellent course. As a executive, managing a $100M per year sales organization with 110 employees, I have to give speeches often. I know I feel better prepared after taking this course. Thank you!
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by Miguel R. on November 7, 2018
I enjoyed taking the course and the instructor was very good at leading me to a succesful completion. I wish I could complete a bachelor degree this way. Thank you!!
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by Dawnelle D. on November 1, 2018
My only feedback is how long it took to get the feedback from the touchstones done. I ended up doing my fourth touchstone before the feedback came back.

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  • 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.
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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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