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Skills for Speaking Effectively: The Art of Speaking

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This course teaches you how to speak and write effectively, as well as how to demonstrate positive body language.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive





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In this course, Skills for Speaking Effectively: The Art of Speaking, you will be introduced to the ins and outs of spoken English, from encoding meaning and the filters of communication to the Golden Rules of Writing and word types.

You will first learn about the difference between speech and writing and the different communications models. You will then learn about the filters of communication and how meanings are created within a person. You will learn about the different kinds of words, such as concrete words, content words, connotative words, and so on.

Lastly you will learn about writing. You will be provided with a checklist you can implement to improve your writing as well as the Golden Rules of writing. This course will be of great interest to anyone who wishes to speak or write English more effectively, teachers of English or elocution, and those learning English as a second language.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between speech and writing and non-words and para-language.
  • Define and describe communication, meta-communication, and symbols.
  • Identify the one-way communication model, two-way communication model, and the inferential model of communication.
  • List the filters of communication and “Golden Rules for Writing”
  • Create a checklist for choosing the best words in your writing.
  • Define content, functional, connotative, abstract, concrete, and obsolete words.
  • Identify modifiers, parallel form, indefinite starters, and dangling modifiers.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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