Why Public Speaking Matters
Learn about the ethics and fundamental skills needed for effective public speaking in this free online course.Publisher: Saylor Academy
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Have you ever witnessed a speaker struggling to get the message across? Or have you ever been that speaker? Who knows - it might have been because of racial, religious, or status differences within the audience. Many people find it daunting to speak in public. This is because there are numerous factors to consider when speaking publicly. And, unfortunately, many people don't know how to tie things together when presenting to an audience. In this free online course, we will help you understand why effective public speaking is important, and show you how to do it. Public speaking is not only about one person talking to a large audience. Many people are speaking publicly without knowing it. For example, a social media post can be seen as a form of public speaking.
Once we have convinced you why public speaking is important, we will take you through some of the models and theories about it. We will cover the ethics of public speaking, presenting topics such as The Ethics Pyramid and Free Speech. The concluding module in this course will help you understand the need for effective communication in public speaking, and how to go about it. Have you ever thought of giving a speech that will reward you with a standing ovation? This course might just help you to achieve this. We have designed the course material with both beginners and experts in mind.
Suppose you are a teacher, entrepreneur, salesperson or marketing professional. In that case, you know how important it is to get the right message across. The same applies to writing, and authors will also benefit from this course. This is because when you write, you also pass information to an audience. The proper delivery of your information will determine whether your audience will grow, diminish or become static. Sound public speaking knowledge can help you reach out to people of diverse cultures, religions, creeds and statuses without anyone feeling left out. And if you're a regular social media user, this course will help you do it right. So what are you waiting for? Jump right in and start speaking with confidence.Start Course Now
Why Is Public Speaking Important?
Why Is Public Speaking Important? - Learning Outcomes
Why Is Public Speaking Important?
Interactional Model of Public Speaking
Dialogic Theory of Public Speaking
Why Is Public Speaking Important? - Lesson Summary
The Ethics of Public Speaking
The Ethics of Public Speaking - Learning Outcomes
The Ethics Pyramid
Ethics in Public Speaking
The Ethics of Public Speaking - Lesson Summary
Communication Apprehension - Learning Outcomes
What Is Communication Apprehension?
Sources of Communication Apprehension
Reducing Communication Apprehension
Coping with the Unexpected
Communication Apprehension - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Categorize public speeches based on their intended purpose
- Outline the three components of the interactional model of public speaking
- Describe the four dimensions within which one should consider the context of a public speech
- Explain the meaning of 'Ethics'
- Describe the ethics pyramid and explain the three basic concepts of the pyramid
- Describe how one can apply the principles in the NCA Credo to public speaking
- Explain the major limitations of the right to free speech
- Outline some of the symptoms of communication apprehension
- Outline the flow of anxiety levels through the four stages
- Explain some of the techniques that one can use to reduce anxiety when preparing for a speech
- Explain how unexpected difficulties such as a ringing phone or technical issues can be coped with during a speech
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