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About the 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....

Top reviews

Feb 27, 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

Jun 5, 2020

Excellent course for who are starting to speak in public or who are already a public speaker, no matter you join this course to get more tools & ideas to make your speech interesting to the audience.

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By Santosh c W

Oct 6, 2020

Very nice course, I have got lot of information regarding how to present

By Nerrene V (

Sep 21, 2020

I learned alot from this course and the lecturer is an excellent teacher

By Susan T S C

May 8, 2020

It is interesting. Allows the participant to experience public speaking.

By Анна

Apr 9, 2019

It is an extremely valuable course with a professional and nice teacher!

By Eliška K

Jul 4, 2017

I loved this! I learned so much. It was funny yet educational, good job!

By Sergio G

May 27, 2020

Great course! I STRONGLY suggest that everyone should take this course.

By Kimberly

Oct 6, 2019

Excellent! Concise, to the point, applicable to real life assignments

By Julia Q

Aug 14, 2017

Great course in teaching style, production quality and course content.

By María J B

Feb 18, 2021

It was a great class and the teacher explain very clearly everything

By Kamogelo B

Aug 20, 2020

I loved this course and feel more than ready to speak in public more.


Mar 23, 2019

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

By Dmitri

Feb 3, 2021

Super cool and detailed course! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FINANCIAL AID!

By Sarah R

Apr 17, 2020

Enjoyed that course more than I expected to. looking at doing more.

By Christoph M

May 25, 2018

Very helpful, very comprehensive, sometimes even very entertaining.

By Ruth P

Jun 13, 2017

Very well structured. Great information. Lots of practice! Loved it

By James T

Feb 9, 2021

Very good course. I am much more confident with my speech ability.

By Anukul C

Sep 20, 2020

Recommended course. It is very useful and teacher is so energetic.

By Yuliia S

May 6, 2017

Must have course for everyone on my opinion. Wery good lector tho.

By vikas s

May 25, 2020

This is a very good to enhance your skills .Matt sir is excellent

By Mariyam Y A H

Feb 25, 2021

I had a great and valuable time spending in the course.Thank you

By Pablo O P

May 18, 2020

Excelente Course

Has all the information I need to get me started

By Muhammad I

Aug 14, 2019

Excellent course. Helped my overcome many problems in my speech.

By Elías S M

Nov 29, 2020

Muy buen curso, un profesor chingon y contenido realmente útil.

By Vilma E P Q

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent course, with a great amount of theory and practice.


Aug 9, 2020

This not the end, I'm gonna take more public speaking courses.