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Does speaking in front of a group of people incite terror in you? It’s on the top of the list of things that people fear most. In Introduction to Public Speaking you will learn how to prepare your speech—from an introduction that grabs the attention of your audience, to content that keeps them engaged, to a conclusion that gives people something they can do tomorrow as a result of what you said today. These steps will help calm your nerves and make you an effective speaker. Get started today.
- Have something important to say to your audience.
- Arrange material so listeners will receive it.
- Understand and apply the theory behind speaking as listeners like it.
- Understand the five steps in preparing a speech that listeners like.
- University of Illinois, PhD
- Southern Methodist University, MA
- Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM
An excellent course!Russell
The Logical Outline in which the course is structured was extremely helpful. I have a better understanding of what is required to take the audience from the Ho-Hum stage through the conclusion, So what. I found the course extremely informative when preparing a speech/talk. I now understand the Ho-Hum stage, followed by making and interesting statement, and taking the audience through why speaker’s idea was presented. Overall, I understand creating an audience-oriented outline is so important. Taking the audience from voluntary listeners to involuntary listeners is key.Santhia
It’s a challenging course.Alex ow yong
I enjoyed the courses. Psalm 46, the example he gave, was just he described it. My oldest daughter was in a fatal car accident. I received a phone call that night, and it took my breath away.
Oh how I wish I had met this course earlier.Roy
This course was very interesting, informative and well put together, I feel I have learnt a lot about how to start putting a speech together.Alison
Dr. Robinson is good. The transcript helps me understand what does the speaker wants me to tell. I learned a lot, especially in how I can apply it.Vincent
This course was very interesting while practical. I can see where it will surely improve my public speaking preparation of speech and execution. It was very visual and kept my attention for more than 30 minutes. I will surely recommend this course.JarDanell
Good, easy to follow steps to writing a good talk.Philip
The classes have been informative, the instructors have been great. Would recommend these courses to want to be enlightened.Kenneth
Love, love love this!! Very interesting and informative thank you very much.Ingrid
I learned a lot from this course and was able to apply it to a lecture yesterday and it went very well.Veronica
Overall, in this course, one was able to refresh one’s memory knowledge. As well as, broaden my knowledge based on how, when, and where while speaking and presenting the correct way as it relates to Public Speaking.Valerie
This course is exactly what I needed at this time in my life. In God’s strength and through the Holy Spirit I now have a psychological, down-to-earth approach of saying what needs to be said.Leanne
As someone who is a bible college graduate over 20 years ago. Having the pleasure to take this class really gave me a great start at learning how to organize my speeches and sermons.Adam
I really enjoyed this course and everything that it had to offer. It really taught me a lot about how to public speak more effectively. Being an English teacher, I teach lessons on how they can public speak and I will definitely use some of this material to teach them as well.Michael
Communication is an ongoing learning process and is an always needed tool. I enjoyed the information conveyed.Alice
Great class. Well organized and informative.Eliza
Opened up new ideas for me to consider during my public speakingJason
This is an excellent course which shows a simple & practical way to outline along with present a speech/talk. It will help me be a better presenter by looking at a speech as a talk with many people instead of a big presentation.Charles
This course has taught me that in public speaking I am to fulfill a need for the audience. To meet that need I must be plain and direct about what I want them to hear. Show them what I am trying to say by giving real life examples. Tell them how to apply what they have heard to their lives or give them the opportunity to choose to use the application.Stephanie
It is revolutionary, encouraging, challenging, confrontational and yet loaded with a message of HOPE for individuals, groups and Churches. It is fully packed with knowledge and wisdom of God for us to understand, practical and insightful. Thank you for this life-changing course.Sebo
Thank you some very good points in a way that make it clear to understand.Greg
This course provided me with a lot of new information on public speaking since I have not taken a course on this subject before. I found the lessons well organized and full of depth. I found the overall course to help me to gain knowledge about the topic. I have through this course been able to evaluate myself as a public speaker and learn about my own approach to public speaking. I know I will continue to use the material I learned in this course throughout my career when asked to do public speaking.Rachel
This course has helped me to improve on my sermon preparation and delivery. Most of the time, we only focus on the logical outline but in fact, its only now that I have become aware of the “Psychological Outline”. It has been a revelation and I will put it into practice immediately. The illustration of the ‘two islands separated by a gulf’, will be difficult to forget. It was indeed a wonderful time. May God bless you.Festus