Programa de cursos integrados Dynamic Public Speaking

Inicia em Abr 03

Programa de cursos integrados Dynamic Public Speaking

Become an Excellent Public Speaker

Master techniques for designing and delivering clear and compelling presentations.

Sobre esse Programa de cursos integrados

Good speaking is your most enduring job skill. This four-course specialization will provide you with the instruction, experience, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations. Drawing from the established knowledge in communication, rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation, each course balances proven ideas with lots of speech practice.

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Cursos
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. CURSO 1

    Introduction to Public Speaking

    Próxima sessão: Abr 3 — Mai 15.
    Compromisso
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
    Legendas
    English

    Sobre o curso

    This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations. In business, in school, and in public life, we are often called upon to “make a few comments.” Often, people tasked with such speeches become flummoxed. They might not know what to talk about, or ramble without making a point, or simply be confusing to listen to. This course is designed to help you shine where others falter. We’ll learn how organize talks clearly, write them memorably, and deliver them confidently. By the end of the course, you should be able to significantly reduce your fear of public speaking, use rehearsal techniques to develop a strong, vibrant speaking voice, and perform speeches with dynamic movement and gestures. The speech model that we’ll practice is useful for briefings, elevator talks, interviews, and even as a structure for hour-long presentations. If you’re a beginner, this course will help you quickly master the fundamentals of speaking. If you’re a seasoned speaker, this course will help you better understand public speaking and push you to the next level.
  2. CURSO 2

    Speaking to inform: Discussing complex ideas with clear explanations and dynamic slides

    Sessão em andamento: Mar 27 — Mai 8.
    Compromisso
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week
    Legendas
    English

    Sobre o curso

    In the professional realm, most speeches and presentations we give are informative in scope. A scientist needs to explain her recent research findings. A financial officer needs to report on quarterly earnings to his company’s board. A technology professional needs to educate a consumer about a new product. Any time you need to convey ideas or demonstrate a process, you’re dealing with informative speaking. Informative speaking is a fun puzzle. You need to think from the perspective of your audience to identify what they need to hear in order to understand the key ideas. How much does the audience already know? What are the most important elements to convey? How should one convey these ideas with appropriate breadth and depth given the time constraints of the speech? This demands a strategic approach to speech design that we’ll undertake in this class. By the end of the course, you should be able to explain complex ideas vividly and accessibly, design clear and compelling presentation slides, convey your passion for a topic while maintaining your professional credibility, and speak dynamically from notes and/or a manuscript. Learners will record speeches, providing and receiving peer feedback.
  3. CURSO 3

    Speaking to persuade: Motivating audiences with solid arguments and moving language

    Inicia em March 28th, 2017
    Compromisso
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
    Legendas
    English

    Sobre o curso

    In the professional realm, we need to be able to argue without being argumentative. Whether you are fundraising for a nonprofit, pitching a business proposal, or suggesting a change to company policy, you are making arguments. In making the case for your topic, you often want to raise awareness, identify a pressing problem, discuss appropriate solutions, and outline specific steps for the audience. To be persuasive, you must be clear (the audience may have little to no existing knowledge), you must be convincing (you are trying to sway the audience that your argument is valid), and you must be compelling (you are trying to motivate the audience enough so that they want to take specific actions). Persuasive speaking thus requires clarity, strategy, topic mastery, plus a sense of style and presence. By the end of this course, you should be able to design persuasive speeches that address problems and solutions and that motivate audience members. You should be able to use rhetorical style strategically and deliver passionate and compelling speeches. Learners will record speeches, providing and receiving peer feedback.
  4. CURSO 4

    Speaking to entertain: Telling compelling stories in a vibrant voice

    Inicia em May 23rd, 2017
    Compromisso
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week
    Legendas
    English

    Sobre o curso

    This course should help you find your voice. I mean that in a couple of ways. This course will delve into the mechanics of speaking - how your voice operates and is understood by others. We’ll also focus on storytelling as a way of finding your performance style. This course will help you develop the confidence and skills you need to be a more compelling speaker. The first two weeks focus on the declamation speech, in which you perform a speech manuscript from a speaker you admire. We do this in order to sideline questions of content and focus solely on the ability to perform language in an engaging way. The second two weeks will focus on the story speech, in which you select, write, and perform a story. We do this in order to refine basic storytelling abilities, practice good memory techniques, and identify best performance practices (where and how to use humor, for example). By the end of this course, learners should be able to use pitch, volume, and rate to deliver exciting talks, appear confident and animated while speaking fluidly from a manuscript, and write and perform a compelling story with rich details and emotional delivery. Learners will record speeches, providing and receiving peer feedback.

Desenvolvedores

  • Universidade de Washington

    The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities — whether we're launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship, we’re defined by our belief in possibility and our unshakable optimism.

    Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.

  • Dr. Matt McGarrity

    Dr. Matt McGarrity

    Principal Lecturer

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