About this Specialization

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Good speaking is your most enduring job skill. This four-course specialization will provide you with the instruction, experience, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations. Drawing from the established knowledge in communication, rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation, each course balances proven ideas with lots of speech practice. The courses in this specializations should help speakers at all levels. If you are nervous about public speaking, this is for you! I have spent an entire career helping nervous novice speakers grow into confident communicators. We slowly work up specific skills that you can practice multiple times before putting together a longer speech.
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
40%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
40%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Public Speaking

4.8
stars
1,293 ratings
414 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Speaking to inform: Discussing complex ideas with clear explanations and dynamic slides

4.8
stars
221 ratings
61 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Speaking to persuade: Motivating audiences with solid arguments and moving language

4.8
stars
152 ratings
45 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Speaking to Inspire: Ceremonial and Motivational Speeches

4.7
stars
90 ratings
34 reviews

Offered by

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University of Washington

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