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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 Dimitrios B

Jul 1, 2020

Excellent course and an excellent Professor

By Huw T

Apr 25, 2017

Thanks for a completely awesome course! :-)

By Htet S

Oct 11, 2020

Instructor Dr. Matt McGarrity is the best.

By Sajia I

Sep 29, 2020

I have learned so much from this course <3


Nov 7, 2019

this is the best online learning plateform

By Carla S S S

Apr 4, 2017

This is one of the best courses I ever had

By Isabella N P

Sep 21, 2020

Loved this course! I highly recommend it.

By Guruprakash C

Aug 3, 2020

Best course for learning public speaking.

By laurent b

Jun 29, 2020

My first MOOC. Very positively surprised.

By Andres G

May 27, 2020

Totally awesome and teacher is very funny

By Mitanshu B

May 18, 2020

Great Course, Got lot of things to learn


Jul 8, 2020

The course was nice I like this course.


Nov 7, 2019

it is best learning on learning course

By Sir A

Nov 26, 2020

Great for a beginning speaker like me.

By Rafael Z L

Sep 9, 2020

Loved the course! Thank you professor!

By Olowe A o

Feb 15, 2020

Very interesting and expository course

By Alibek Z

Dec 24, 2020

Author is really expert in his field!

By Alba D G A

Dec 7, 2020

This course was amazing!! Thank you!!

By Shardul J

Jul 27, 2020

Amazingly practical, engaging course.

By Muhammed N A

Jun 15, 2020

Excellent. Matt is good teacher ever!

By Aarti v

Apr 14, 2020

great course for personal development

By Audra G

Aug 28, 2018

Enjoyed the course; met my objectives

By Alqarni, A M A

Sep 18, 2017

very effective course thanks Dr. matt

By Mohd Z

Dec 26, 2020

Its an awesome course give it a try.

By Mireille M G

Dec 4, 2020

Excellent course, thank you so much!