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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 Addanki S

May 29, 2020

it boosts the inner confidence within me in speaking


Mar 4, 2021

Make me more understand how to be a better speaker

By Chin P

Jan 4, 2021

Great course. Highly encouraged for any discipline

By Bryan J P

Nov 17, 2020

muy buen curso y definitivamente si ayuda bastante

By Pedro A M R

Feb 17, 2020

Good course to improve the public speaking skills!

By Christy O

Nov 1, 2017

great course. it has really been helpful thank you

By M F

Jun 10, 2020

I loved this course!!! The Instructor is awesome!

By Emilly V T O

Jul 19, 2021

Ótimo curso! Me ajudou demais a me desenvolver.


Nov 13, 2020

A very good course for aspiring public speakers

By Nicola F

Sep 28, 2020

Very well done and detailed. highly recommended

By Vaishnavi b

Jul 13, 2020

Very nice explanation must enroll this course .

By Dr A D

Jan 11, 2021

Quite useful , helped me a lot for improvement

By Nafisaka

Jun 27, 2020

Indeed it was a very effective online classes.

By Peeyush k

May 14, 2020

Instructor is one of the best ones on coursera

By Sylvie M

May 13, 2020

Easy to understand class that taught me a lot!

By Rocco B

Oct 21, 2019

Great course: very useful and well structured.

By aman g

Oct 6, 2019

Great course for beginners of public speaking.

By Ammar Y H H

Jul 20, 2021

Thanks Mr matt mcgaritty Im only 10 years old

By Irina Y

Nov 5, 2020

Very helpful! Helped me in my interviews even

By Ria

May 17, 2020

great course, very useful and I learned a lot

By Heather B

Jul 13, 2020

Really good course and happy that I took it.

By Elena G

Dec 4, 2019

It was a challenging and amazing experience.

By Sri S M S D

Aug 28, 2020

Excellent course, thanks to the instructor.

By Dimitrios B

Jul 1, 2020

Excellent course and an excellent Professor

By Huw T

Apr 25, 2017

Thanks for a completely awesome course! :-)