Public Speaking | Free online course | Alison

Public Speaking

Learn how to become confident and effective at public speaking with this free online course.

Free Course
This free online public speaking course will help you become a more confident public speaker. In this course you will get in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering your presentation with power. You will learn how to identify your audience, create a basic outline of your speech, and organize your program in a way that makes the most sense. You will also learn how to overcome your nervousness, and a whole lot more!





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This free online course Public Speaking will provide you with the principals and techniques for speaking with confidence in a public forum. You will learn to identify your audience to better understand how to deliver your speech. You will be able to explain how to create a basic outline to organize your speech, as well as techniques for fleshing out your speech to better express the main points.

This course then explains how to put it all together. You will learn about preparing your speech for delivery to an audience. You will also learn about being prepared. This course is perfect for anyone looking to prepare themselves for public presentations and speeches.

This course then wraps up delivering your speech. It covers how to handle stragglers returning late from breaks and how to engage your audience. Students will learn how to deal with taking questions from audience members in regards to their speech. You will learn how to take and handle questions and answers, from how to answer questions without sounding dismissive to how to deal with questions that may sound like attacks. By taking this course you will learn about public speaking. So why wait? Start learning today, and by taking this course you will become more confident about public speaking. 

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to identify your audience
  • Explain how to outline your program
  • Discuss techniques for fleshing out the main points in your speech
  • Explain what it means to be prepared for your speech
  • Discuss ways to overcome nervousness
  • Summarize the process of delivering your speech
  • Describe how to take and handle questions and answers


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