- 1.1 Identify the benefits of public speaking in professional and personal contexts.
- 1.2 Define the differences between public speaking and presenting.
- 1.3 Summarize the philosophical influences on 21st century public speaking.
- 1.4 Outline the dynamic presentation model.
- 1.5 Describe the four common types of public speaking.
- 1.6 Recognize the common myths about public speaking.
This course is designed to build self-confidence when speaking in public, and improve listening and interpersonal communication by utilizing informational and persuasive speaking methods.
- 2.1 Describe the necessary information contained within a business model.
- 2.2 Describe the importance of purpose in public speaking.
- 2.3 Use strategies to develop effective purpose statements.
- 2.4 Explain the importance of context in public speaking.
- 2.5 Apply techniques for generating appropriate speech topics.
- 3.1 Describe the importance of identifying your audience.
- 3.2 Summarize the importance of demographics and other audience characteristics.
- 3.3 List and describe the qualities and actions that attribute to speaker credibility.
- 3.4 Identify the key elements of ethical speaking.
- 4.1 Describe how to develop a clear main idea for a speech.
- 4.2 Use the appropriate techniques to develop an effective thesis.
- 4.3 Identify the various methods of supporting a main idea.
- 4.4 Distinguish between primary and secondary research.
- 4.5 Explain the importance of and methods for avoiding plagiarism.
- 5.1 Identify the strategies for developing the body of a speech.
- 5.2 List and describe the techniques for organizing the body of a speech.
- 5.3 Recognize the importance of transitions.
- 5.4 List and describe the features of an effective informative speech.
- 6.1 Describe the theories of primacy and recency.
- 6.2 Identify the purpose of and methods for constructing strong opening and closing statements.
- 6.3 Identify the purpose of and methods for developing an engaging introduction.
- 6.4 Identify the purpose of and methods for preparing a successful conclusion.
- 6.5 Describe the characteristics of effective speech notes.
- 7.1 Identify the most effective techniques for reducing speaker anxiety.
- 7.2 Recognize the proper techniques for enhancing vocal delivery.
- 7.3 Demonstrate the proper techniques for enhancing physical delivery.
- 7.4 Summarize effective methods for using notes during a presentation.
- 8.1 Distinguish between hearing and listening.
- 8.2 Compare passive and active listening.
- 8.3 Describe the importance of critical thinking in public speaking.
- 8.4 Identify effective techniques for providing constructive feedback.
- 9.1 Summarize the proper organization of a persuasive speech.
- 9.2 Synthesize information from multiple sources to construct an argument, central ideas and main points.
- 9.3 Differentiate the types of ethical, emotional, and logical appeals used in persuasive speeches.
- 9.4 Define the key elements of effective persuasive speeches.
- 9.5 Describe how to address objections to points.
- 10.1 Describe effective camera techniques.
- 10.2 List and describe the key elements of an effective speech.
- 10.3 Determine the correct and incorrect ways of using visual aids in public speaking.
- 10.4 Describe techniques for managing time in speech delivery.
- 11.1 Identify key factors in effective language for different audiences and purposes.
- 11.2 Recognize the importance of using inclusive language.
- 11.3 Summarize the importance of using language that is appropriate for multicultural audiences.
- 11.4 Identify the situations in which humor is or is not an appropriate strategy in public speaking.
- 12.1 List and describe the types of special occasion speeches.
- 12.2 Describe the importance of purpose in special occasion speeches.
- 12.3 Explain how the audience shapes a special occasion speech.
- 12.4 Discuss delivery techniques for special occasion speeches.
- 13.1 Summarize the characteristics of effective speeches.
- 13.2 Apply critical thinking to public speaking contexts.
- 13.3 List and summarize techniques for writing and delivering effective speeches.
- 13.4 Summarize the most important things you learned in this course.
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