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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Sophia's Public Speaking course will take the learner through all of the stages of developing a speech, from preparation to rehearsal to presentation. Along the way, they will learn how to become better listeners, manage their anxiety, and incorporate feedback effectively. Students will apply their knowledge to analyzing their audience, conducting research, presenting a speech, and revising a speech based on feedback. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at Thomas Edison State University
  • Thomas Edison State University Equivalency: COM-209
  • Category: English and Communication

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Learn how to research, write, and deliver effective speeches using real-world techniques to demystify and master all elements of public speaking.

Overview
From learning how to create clear, engaging speeches to understanding your audience, this course covers how to prepare, develop, and present your speech effectively and with confidence.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 4 Touchstone assessments (these are like assignments, that includes giving a speech) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll have mastered skills that will help you write and give a compelling topical speech, thoughtfully incorporate feedback, improve your listening skills, and minimize anxiety around public speaking.

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by Bridget S. on August 19, 2019
Had I known I would have to do not one but two YouTube video speeches I probably would not have taken this course through Sophia. I hate talking in front of people and I know nothing about putting videos together so when they said to add visual aids I was stumped. I googled and looked on YouTube for how to add visual aids to my video and came up with nothing. I passed the course but only because my milestone scores were high.
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by Marylin G. on August 15, 2019
This was really helpful with breaking down speeches and has improved my confidence to deliver speeches. Although I found it odd that different people graded each touchstone. For instance, touchstone 3 didn't have much feedback but I lost many points on touchstone 4 for not incorporating feedback from touchstone 3, yet there were not information supplied to do so.
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by Richard C. on August 5, 2019
This was a great course. It help me hone my public speaking skills, it is a very busy course, but pace yourself and it is no problem.
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by Elizabeth N. on August 3, 2019
Great course! Informative, educational and fun!
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by Maida M. on August 2, 2019
This was a really fun course after I swallowed my fear of speaking in front of people. It prepared me for presentations I have begun to give at work in my new functions. Thanks!!!
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by Azadeh N. on July 31, 2019
Im a natural babyyyyy!!!!!!!!
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by Austyn R. on July 29, 2019
This course allowed me to get out of my comfort zone.
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by Darby A. on July 29, 2019
I enjoyed taking this course as it helped me to understand the fundamentals of speech writing and presentation. Thank you!

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  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?
    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?
    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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