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50%

started a new career after completing these courses

22%

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13%

got a pay increase or promotion
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 12 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Understanding speech

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
13 videos
Course and assignment overview4m
Week 1 overview53s
What is rhetoric?1m
Rhetorical situations5m
The canons of rhetoric3m
Speech is a natural medium of sound6m
Don't treat speaking as writing4m
How do we talk?3m
Good delivery is easy to understand3m
Week 1 review54s
Introductory speech sample2m
Recording good speech videos4m
2 readings
Week one lesson summaries10m
Week one assignment check-in10m
2 practice exercises
Rhetoric30m
Week 1 quiz10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Making ideas compelling and memorable

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 55 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
14 videos
Key point speech overview3m
Key point speech rubric4m
The components of a memorable point5m
Can you hear these components?2m
Outlining and flowing7m
Inventing key points: Topics5m
Inventing key points: How many points?4m
Arranging key points: Subordination2m
Arranging key points: Coordination and discreteness4m
Stylizing key points: Phrasing4m
Key point speech for analysis3m
Improved key point speech (Optional)4m
Week 2 review1m
8 readings
Key point speech assignment description10m
Case study: Inventing key points15m
Speech analysis #1 overview2m
Matt's feedback (Optional)10m
Week two lesson summaries10m
Week two assignment check-in10m
Dealing with Q&A10m
Sample Q&A exchanges10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 quiz10m
Dealing with Q&A2m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Illustrating and delivering your ideas

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
14 videos
Finding the right support4m
Discussing your examples concisely3m
Performing your key point3m
Sample performance of a key point4m
Highlighting speech structure3m
Introductions4m
Transitions3m
Conclusions3m
Key point speech with structure identified (Optional)7m
Revising your speech5m
Practicing and remembering your speech4m
Week 3 review1m
Sample elevator speech1m
2 readings
Week three lesson summaries10m
Week three assignment check-in10m
2 practice exercises
Discussing your support10m
Week 3 quiz10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Overcoming your fear of public speaking and developing great delivery

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 72 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
15 videos
What is public speaking apprehension?6m
The causes of public speaking apprehension6m
Reducing your public speaking apprehension5m
Example of public speaking apprehension5m
Analyzing the example4m
Breath control6m
Projection5m
Pitch6m
Rate and pauses5m
Gestures6m
Movement4m
Sample speech2m
Improved speech (Optional)3m
Week 4 review58s
6 readings
Speech analysis #2 overview5m
Matt's feedback on the sample speech (Optional)10m
Week four lesson summaries10m
Week four assignment check-in5m
Linguistic bias, uptalk, and vocal fry10m
Getting interrupted at work10m
3 practice exercises
Pause length5m
Week 4 quiz10m
Dealing with difficult situtaions

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