Introduction to Public Speaking
The ability to speak confidently in public (and enjoy it!) can be transformative.
Through this introductory course, the 'key pillars' that lie behind effective public speaking will be explored, alongside the practical tools and techniques that allow anyone (no matter what their starting point) to stand up in front of a crowd, and do themselves and their ideas justice.
On completing this course, you will:
• Understand the core components that lie behind any effective presentation.
• Be able to identify the simple tools and techniques that can make your presentations easier to deliver, and more effective.
• Suggest practical solutions to all of your public speaking nightmares.
No prior knowledge of public speaking is required to participate.
What you will study
Throughout the course, you will explore:
• Presentation and story structures, and their uses.
• Practical 'communication tools'
• Simple delivery techniques.
• The art of persuasion and influence.
• How to manage nerves effectively.
• Questions and how to ask and answer them effectively.
• Public listening and its connection to public speaking.
The course is self-directed. It comprises:
• Live weekly seminars: every Monday at 10.00am, and every Thursday at 1.00pm (over a four-week period), where students explore, discuss and reflect on, the key themes of the course.
• Daily podcasts: with public speaking experts sharing their advice and experiences.
• Daily challenges: inviting students to put theory into practice by completing simple tasks.
• Recommended reading: a broad range of articles, case studies and media clips relating to all aspects of public speaking.
• 'Ask Me Anything' Sessions: every Thursday from 2.30pm – 5.00pm, where students can book in for a 1:1 with the course tutor.
• A discussion forum: where students can exchange ideas with one another.
No single element of the course is mandatory, and students are encouraged to find the right combination of course materials to meet their own needs and circumstances.
The assessed element of the course is a recorded presentation, where students present their personal action plan for building and applying their public speaking skills in the future.
10 credits - Level 4
Course start dates
Semester 1: 1st November 2021
Semester 2: 17th January 2022
Semester 3: 25th April 2022
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