University of Michigan
Good with Words: Speaking and Presenting Specialization
University of Michigan

Good with Words: Speaking and Presenting Specialization

What would you say if you knew you could say it well?

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Patrick Barry

Instructor: Patrick Barry

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Specialization - 4 course series

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1 month at 10 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • How to overcome stage fright and gain the confidence to speak with a persuasive sense of poise

  • How to enhance the structure and style of the message you want to deliver

  • How to pitch an idea, negotiate more creatively, and become a better listener

  • How to use the the P-R-O-D-U-C-T framework to create compelling presentations

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Specialization - 4 course series

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4.6

(180 reviews)

Beginner level

Recommended experience

1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 4 course series

Speaking and Presenting: Poise

Course 112 hours4.5 (149 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to hold the attention of a wide range of audiences

  • How to project a powerful combination of confidence, competence, and charisma

  • How to arrange your content in clear, memorable packages

  • How to use a well-tested suite of rhetorical rhythms to enhance your delivery and linguistic sophistication

Skills you'll gain

Category: Communication
Category: Poise
Category: Advocacy
Category: Rhythm

Speaking and Presenting: Pitches and Persuasion

Course 29 hours4.6 (60 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to inspire people with a sense of "informed hope"

  • How to treat storytelling as an "entrepreneurial superpower"

  • How to expand your range of dynamic gestures and facial expressions

  • How to increase the creativity you bring to your next negotiation

Skills you'll gain

Category: Ingenuity
Category: Problem Solving
Category: Dynamic Movement
Category: Optimism
Category: Resilience

Speaking and Presenting: Conversation Starters

Course 39 hours4.6 (40 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to incorporate a "little bit of mischief" to your presentations in a way that delights and informs your audience

  • How to use "mirroring" and follow-up questions to establish trust and build rapport

  • How to connect with people via the "language of common life"

  • How to reimagine the experience of starting a conversation with a stranger

Skills you'll gain

Category: Ingenuity
Category: Communication
Category: Networking
Category: listening
Category: Clarity

Speaking and Presenting: Tact

Course 49 hours4.5 (31 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • How to cultivate a "generosity of spirit" when speaking with someone one-on-one

  • How to fire someone respectfully

  • How to reframe your next presentation or performance as a "contribution"

  • How to apologize in a sincere, meaningful way

Skills you'll gain

Category: empathy
Category: Respect
Category: Good Judgment
Category: Verbal Dexterity

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Patrick Barry
University of Michigan
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