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Public Speaking

Public Speaking – 100 Hours Certificate Course

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Public Speaking is a vital skill that you can use in so many aspects of your life. Whether you are doing public speaking for your job or business or to present information for your hobby, this course will help you build your confidence and hone your public speaking and presentation skills.

When you study this course, you will learn how to get your message clearly across and understood by your audience. There are many reasons why you might be conducting public speaking, it might be for your job or at a conference or meeting or even as a Master of Ceremonies at an event such as a Wedding or Funeral.

This course will help you improve your skills and gain some practice in public speaking.

How Can This Course Help You Become Confident in Public Speaking?
This Public Speaking online course is ideal for anyone who has wanted to be confident and proficient in the art of public speaking. The course will help you develop the skills to construct targeted speeches aimed at whatever audience you need to address.

If you are a speaker, lecturer, teacher, sales presenter, leader, politician, Master of Ceremonies, or simply need to make a speech at a wedding or funeral, social gathering and more, this course will help you improve your competencies in Public Speaking.

You’ll Learn About:
The Scope and nature of public speaking, Writing and preparing a speech, Presentation and delivery, Toasts and entertainment, Debate and presenting argument, Lecture and informative speech, Evaluating a speech, Question speaking for broadcast media, and finally complete a Project where you will prepare and deliver a speech.


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Lesson 1: Scope and nature of public speaking

  • The nature of public speaking
  • The scope of public speaking
  • Context influence the nature and scope of speaking
  • Critical factors in public speaking
  • The ultimate message
  • Speaker/listener relationship
  • Channel
  • Feedback
  • Interference

Lesson 2: Writing and preparing speech

  • Words! Words! Words!
  • Clarity and confusion
  • Reorganising words leads to different results
  • Questions
  • Rhetoric and rhetorical devices
  • Speech preparation
  • Speech organisation
  • Outline
  • Purpose
  • Subject statement
  • Development
  • Sample outline
  • Other imporant factors to consider
  • Attention
  • Transitions
  • Orientation
  • Conclusion and summary

Lesson 3: Presentation and delivery

  • A speech
  • Volume, pitch, tone
  • Projection (volume)
  • Voice
  • Vocal health
  • Dealing with nerves
  • Body language
  • How to present a speech
  • Visual aid and media
  • Types of visual aids
  • Reasons for and against the use visual aids and media
  • For visual aids and media
  • Against visual aids and media

Lesson 4: Toasts and entertainment

  • Speaking for entertainment and toasting
  • Toasts
  • Content and focus
  • Timing
  • Humour
  • Body language
  • Voice
  • Master of ceremonies (mc)
  • Focus
  • Paying attention to the audience
  • Use of humour
  • Voice and body language
  • Story, script, and narrative
  • Preparation
  • Vocal technique
  • Adding character
  • Body language
  • Types of speeches
  • Introductions

Lesson 5: Debate and presenting argument

  • Introduction
  • What is rhetoric?
  • Ethos, pathos, and logos
  • Ethos: persuasion by character
  • Pathos: persuasion by emotion
  • Logos: persuasion by reason or logic
  • Persuasive context
  • Rhetorical triangle
  • Constructing an argument for speech or debate
  • Logic, fact and fallacy
  • Constructing an argument
  • What is a logical fallacy?
  • Critical thinking
  • Persuasive speaking

Lesson 6: Lecture and informative speech

  • Know your subject
  • Fact check
  • Questions and answers
  • Use elements from other areas of public speaking
  • Important points about fact-based presentations and educational presentations
  • Structuring a lecture or informative presentation
  • General educational lecture
  • The socratic method
  • Hands-on lectures: practicals, activities, and exercises
  • The role of vulnerability

Lesson 7: Evaluating a speech

  • Evaluating a speech
  • Introduction
  • Quality and evaluation
  • Anonymous or not?
  • Feedback
  • Ways to examine the quality of a speech/ speaker
  • Evaluating a toast or entertainment speech:
  • Evaluating a debate or argument:
  • Evaluating a lecture or informative speech:
  • Regaining confidence after a poor speech

Lesson 8: Question speaking for broadcast media

  • Introduction
  • Broadcasts
  • Rhythm of speaking
  • Slang and colloquial speech
  • Filler words
  • Developing a speech for broadcast media
  • Radio and podcast or sound recordings
  • Sound recordings
  • Television and film presentation
  • Media interviews and speaking on panels

Lesson 9: Project: prepare and deliver a speech

  • Why is problem based learning important?
  • Project aim
  • Learning outcomes
  • Problem definition
  • Your speech
  • Discussion questions
  • Team structure and mode of interaction
  • Final pbl submission


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