An introduction to effective public speaking, with emphasis on analytical thinking, organization of written thought, speech construction, audience connection, and the communication process.
This course is based on the belief that analytical thinking and writing skills will lead students to an understanding of the organization, evidence evaluation, and the persuasive presentation of opinions. Students will gain confidence in preparation, speaking from outlines and prepared manuscripts, as well as experimenting with impromptu styles of delivery. Students will be involved in improving their writing skills and setting goals for strengthening their presentational skills. Students will learn the value of verbal peer critique and how to frame a critique in a positive, constructive, and specific manner, encouraging peers to progress as writers, thinkers, and speakers.
|TBD – TBD||Online||Virtual||January – June||Gwen Mansfield|