Mastering Conversation Skills

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Course Description

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Overview of Communication Skills

Lesson 2: Our Need To Be Social - A Brief History

Lesson 3: The Art of Small Talk

Lesson 4: Using Storytelling and Humor

Lesson 5: Making Use of Improvisation and Other Tricks to Keep a Conversation Going

Lesson 6: How to Speak Like A Leader

Lesson 7: How to Control the Frame of A Conversation

Lesson 8: Flow

Lesson 9: Social Anxiety - Tips for the Introvert

Lesson 10: Mastering Public Speaking

Lesson 11: Social Intelligence

Lesson 12: The Role of Social Media and Technology

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what is meant by communication skills.
  • Describe methods you can use for small talk.
  • Describe methods for using storytelling and humor to engage people.
  • Describe techniques leaders use to communicate.
  • Recognize ways control the frame of a conversation.
  • Define what flow is in communication.
  • Know tips for dealing with social anxiety.
  • Describe social intelligence, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Exam 110
Exam 210
Lesson 3 Assignment2
Exam 310
Lesson 4 Assignment2
Exam 410
Exam 510
Exam 610
Exam 710
Exam 810
Lesson 9 Assignment1
Exam 910
Lesson 10 Assignment2
Exam 1010
Exam 1110
Exam 1210
The Final Exam60
Total Points:188

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