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Skills for Speaking Effectively: The Art of Speaking

Learning effective public speaking skills and positive body language can be easy with this free online course.

This free online public speaking course teaches you about the art of effective public speaking. Have you ever seen an amazing public speaker who draws your attention like a magnet? Do you ever wish you could have a talent like that? Public speaking is a learned talent which anyone can pick up with enough time and patience. In this course, you will learn public speaking skills which help you impress your friends, colleagues, and business partners.





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In this free online speaking course, you will first study the difference between speech and writing. You will then learn about the most important communication models. Here, you will study the filters of communication and how meaning is created by people, their experiences, and education. You will also study the most essential kinds of vocabulary such as content, function, connotative, abstract, concrete, and obsolete words. Once you master these, you'll be on your way to reaching your speaking goals.

Next, you will learn about the structure of a sentence and study modifiers, parallel form, indefinite starters, and dangling modifiers. This will help you write even more interesting messages while making them clear and precise. Once you have mastered your verbal skills, the course will show you to write effectively. Here, you will learn the Golden Rules of Writing and will be provided with a writing checklist which you can use to make your future writing compositions really impressive.

Almost everyone is a little afraid of talking to large audience. By taking this course and mastering the art of public speaking, you can overcome this fear. This free speaking course will be of great interest to anyone who wishes to speak or write more effectively. It will also be very helpful for teachers, and those learning English as a second language. So, check out the Skills for Speaking Effectively: The Art of Speaking course now and start learning how to grab your audience's attention.

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Learning Outcomes

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



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