Course Description

Public and Motivational speaking is often a cause for anxiety for millions of people, and it need not be. With the proper preparation, knowledge, and mindset, you can become an extremely effective public speaker.

Public and motivational speakers are in very high demand in today's society, and they are a part of nearly everyone's daily life. Effective public speaking opens many opportunities for those willing to increase their ability in this important skill. 

In this course, you will learn how to deliver your message clearly to an audience. We will include advice from professionals on how to inform, entertain, and motivate an audience into action. This advice includes how to combat stage fright and banish it forever, what elements to include in an effective speech, how to research an audience before you arrive, how to develop your own style, how to organize a speech's structure, how and when to use visual aids, how to control and train your voice, and more. 

We will also cover other aspects of public speaking such as nonverbal communication, and how to best prepare yourself questions from an audience. Other topics include how to give your best delivery when problems arise and how to deal with foreign audiences. This comprehensive course will give you the self-confidence you need to be an excellent speaker. 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Confront your fears of public speaking.
  • Describe characteristics of effective communication.
  • Know your audience.
  • Choose the topic and structure of a speech.
  • Describe persuasive and motivational speech principles.
  • Develop your own style.
  • Outline and organize your speech.
  • Demonstrate writing your speech.
  • Speak to entertain an audience.
  • Summarize how and when to use visual aids.
  • Control your voice.
  • Rehearse your speech.
  • Recognize body language and international customs.
  • Summarize ways to make your best delivery even when problems arise.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1: Confronting Your Fears 9 points
Lesson 2: Characteristics of Effective Communication 10 points
Lesson 3: Knowing Your Audience 10 points
Lesson 4: Choosing the Topic and Structure of a Speech 9 points
Lesson 5: Persuasive and Motivational Speech Principles 8 points
Lesson 6: Developing Your Style 8 points
Lesson 7: Outlining and Organizing Your Speech 9 points
Lesson 8: Writing Your Speech: The Opener 10 points
Lesson 9: Writing Your Speech: The Body and Conclusion 10 points
Lesson 10: Speaking to Entertain an Audience 10 points
Lesson 11: How and When to Use Visual Aids 10 points
Lesson 12: Controlling Your Voice 9 points
Lesson 13: Rehearsing Your Speech 10 points
Lesson 14: Body Language and International Customs 10 points
Lesson 15: Making Your Best Delivery Even When Problems Arise 10 points
The Final Exam 44 points
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