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Introduction to Public Speaking, University of Washington

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About this Course

This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations. In business, in school, and in public life, we are often called upon to “make a few comments.” Often, people tasked with such speeches become flummoxed. They might not know what to talk about, or ramble without making a point, or simply be confusing to listen to. This course is designed to help you shine where others falter. We’ll learn how organize talks clearly, write them memorably, and deliver them confidently. By the end of the course, you should be able to significantly reduce your fear of public speaking, use rehearsal techniques to develop a strong, vibrant speaking voice, and perform speeches with dynamic movement and gestures. The speech model that we’ll practice is useful for briefings, elevator talks, interviews, and even as a structure for hour-long presentations. If you’re a beginner, this course will help you quickly master the fundamentals of speaking. If you’re a seasoned speaker, this course will help you better understand public speaking and push you to the next level....

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By E

Feb 28, 2017

This course is great. You simply learn a lot in an easy way. The teacher is really good and knows how to teach and engage you in the lessons. I am looking forward to next courses in the specialization

By AP

Jul 07, 2017

The course was perfect for me. Though the assignment should have been graded as they were fun to do. Even it was expensive for me to buy it.\n\nThe lectures were organised clearly and smoothly.

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125 Reviews

By JUSTIN CHIBUZO NGWURUANOZIE

Mar 23, 2019

The course is interesting, informative and can easily be assimilated.

By Fabrizio Marazzi

Mar 21, 2019

Very interesting course, it provides the main concepts and the basics of public speaking, he

By VIKAS YADAV

Mar 20, 2019

Amazing experience while learning from Coursera. Hoping for more fun and learnings in upcoming weeks.

By Aaron Thomas Bridgers

Feb 24, 2019

The professor is amazing. He brings fun and energy to the class. The material will help you learn the form needed to succeed in public speaking.

By Wendy Wiseman Fisher

Feb 23, 2019

This is a fun, informative, and very polished class with an entertaining and knowledgeable teacher.

By Hao Wang

Jan 20, 2019

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By Tassadaq Hussain

Jan 17, 2019

this course is very useful for me. i learn many new things and now i am sure that i am sepeck i anywhere.

By Yuliia Chykolba

Dec 14, 2018

Very useful and practical. Thank you!

By Elena Pavlovskaia

Dec 13, 2018

One of the best courses I ever took!

By Vinod Pulkayath

Dec 06, 2018

Taken many courses on presentation skills before. Nothing comes close to this. This course covers the fundamentals thoroughly. I love the course materials. Specifically, the section on speech apprehension and the recommendations .