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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Public Speaking by University of Washington

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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....

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Jun 06, 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.


Jul 16, 2020

This is indeed a very good course for a beginner since it discusses all the ways of preparing and delivering a proper speech with necessary theoretical as well as practical classes and assignments.

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By Rafael Z L

Sep 09, 2020

Loved the course! Thank you professor!

By Olowe A o

Feb 16, 2020

Very interesting and expository course

By Shardul J

Jul 27, 2020

Amazingly practical, engaging course.

By Muhammed N A

Jun 16, 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 Vaghasiya Y L

Aug 28, 2020

great course . very well explained .

By Elena P

Dec 13, 2018

One of the best courses I ever took!

By Makid M M

Nov 28, 2016

A top class course, helped me a lot.


Aug 06, 2020

Professor is too good as a teacher.

By Tanvir A

Jun 01, 2020

An excellent course for new learner

By Mirshod G

May 24, 2020

Excellent Course. Enjoyed it a lot!

By Julieta V

Nov 25, 2017

The best teacher in the Coursera!!!

By Roy A

Jan 22, 2017

great course. learned a lot. fee

By Hibah S B

Jul 28, 2020

it is a useful course, I like it.

By Roland R P

Jun 30, 2020

It was a very insightful course!

By Medylene M O

Aug 27, 2018

great course! highly recommended

By Pankaj P

Apr 24, 2018

Great Course for the beginners .

By Kai K

Sep 25, 2017

A prima facie social-instrument!

By Juan M R R

Nov 17, 2017

Good course! Excellent speaker.

By Deleted A

May 29, 2020

We had enjoyed in this course.

By Jorge I R

Dec 22, 2019

Thanks ! You Guys are awesome!

By Mohit G

Jun 19, 2020

happy to complete this course

By Marie A S

Aug 16, 2020

I loved professor macgarthy