Course Syllabus: Motivational and Public Speaking 101
with CEU Certificate*
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.
Lesson 1: Confronting Your Fears
Lesson 2: Characteristics of Effective Communication
Lesson 3: Knowing Your Audience
Lesson 4: Choosing the Topic and Structure of a Speech
Lesson 5: Persuasive and Motivational Speech Principles
Lesson 6: Developing Your Style
Lesson 7: Outlining and Organizing Your Speech
Lesson 8: Writing Your Speech: The Opener
Lesson 9: Writing Your Speech: The Body and Conclusion
Lesson 10: Speaking to Entertain an Audience
Lesson 11: How and When to Use Visual Aids
Lesson 12: Controlling Your Voice
Lesson 13: Rehearsing Your Speech
Lesson 14: Body Language and International Customs
Lesson 15: Making Your Best Delivery Even When Problems Arise
Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.
A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.
|Lesson 1: Confronting Your Fears||9|
|Lesson 2: Characteristics of Effective Communication||10|
|Lesson 3: Knowing Your Audience||10|
|Lesson 4: Choosing the Topic and Structure of a Speech||9|
|Lesson 5: Persuasive and Motivational Speech Principles||8|
|Lesson 6: Developing Your Style||8|
|Lesson 7: Outlining and Organizing Your Speech||9|
|Lesson 8 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 8: Writing Your Speech: The Opener||10|
|Lesson 9 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 9: Writing Your Speech: The Body and Conclusion||10|
|Lesson 10 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 10: Speaking to Entertain an Audience||10|
|Lesson 11: How and When to Use Visual Aids||10|
|Lesson 12: Controlling Your Voice||9|
|Lesson 13: Rehearsing Your Speech||10|
|Lesson 14: Body Language and International Customs||10|
|Lesson 15: Making Your Best Delivery Even When Problems Arise||10|
|The Final Exam||44|
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- How to Write The Body and Conclusion of Your Great Speech
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