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Public speaking


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  • Modules’ titles and Contents:

Unit 1: Why Public Speaking Matters Today

Unit 2: Speaking Confidently

Unit 3: The Importance of Listening

Unit 4: Audience Analysis

Unit 5: Finding a Purpose and Selecting a Topic

Unit 6: Researching Your Speech

Unit 7: Supporting Ideas and Building Arguments

Unit 8: The Body of a Speech

Unit 9: Introductions and Conclusions

Unit 10: Outlining

Unit 11: The Importance of Language

Unit 12: Delivering the Speech

Unit 13: Presentation Aids: Design and Usage

Unit 14: Speaking to Inform and Entertain

Unit 15: Persuasive Speaking

  • Name of the teache P. Wynn Norman (Professor P. Wynn Norman teaches and/or designs courses for a variety of institutions, including South University, the Saylor Foundation, and the American College of Applied Science)

  • Would you suggest following the entire MOOC or just some modules? entire

Learning outcomes

  • Declared aims of the MOOC

  • Resolve ethical issues involving speech preparation and presentation.
  • Recommend techniques for resolving issues, which may interfere with active listening.
  • Identify the most effective speech topics, qualities, content, and delivery techniques based on the specific characteristics of an audience.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of speeches for different types of audiences.
  • Use online and library-based research to find and critique the credibility of sources of information.
  • Cite sources of information appropriately, accurately, and clearly in both spoken and written contexts.
  • Choose the most effective pattern of organization for presenting different types of information to a listening audience.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of supporting details or evidence based on the main ideas or arguments they are used to support.
  • Choose the most appropriate pattern for organizing a persuasive speech, based on the relationship between arguments and evidence or the relationship between the topic and the audience.
  • Identify whether the functions of an introduction or conclusion have been fulfilled and will be effective when presented to a specific type of audience.
  • Create keyword and sentence outlines for informative and persuasive speeches.
  • Revise a passage written for readers so that it can be delivered effectively and engagingly to listeners.
  • Identify and use techniques to improve the fluidity and clarity of verbal delivery.
  • Recognize non-verbal techniques that communicate the speaker's confidence and credibility in a sample speech.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of effective, ethical public speaking by accurately and thoroughly assessing the qualities of entire informative, persuasive, and special occasion speeches.

Full Syllabus online:

  • List of Soft skills developed: Communication
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Teaching-Learning methodology

xMOOC (videos, further readings, assessments, quizzes, transcripts, forum)


Is there a final certification? free certificates of completion (no credit)Learning outcomes:By exam at any time2 hours to complete the testTypically 50 questions (multiple choice) per examPassing score is 70%Unlimited attemptsWhen: at the end of a course

  • Soft skills Communication
  • Language English
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  • Duration Self paced
  • Level of commitment required The "average" student will take 92 hours to complete this course.
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  • Providing institution Saylor Academy
  • Mooc Platform http://www.saylor.orgSaylor Academy ( )
  • Target group College students, open for all persons
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  • Level of assistance offered Availability of teachersHow to contact themForum / discussion groups
  • Keywords Usa, Communication