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Conquering the Challenges of Public Speaking


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number


Overview/Description
Being a competent public speaker allows you to showcase your work and communicate effectively. You won't convey your message – despite spending hours honing it – if you fail to engage your audience, handle audience challenges that arise, and tackle nerves and anxiety. This course explores methods for delivering an effective speech, such as making a good first impression and building rapport with your audience. It discusses techniques for handling challenges during a speech, such as reviving an audience's focus and handling difficult questions or hecklers. Finally, the course introduces strategies to overcome public speaking anxiety.

Target Audience
Any individual who wants to develop or refine their public speaking skills.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.4

Lesson Objectives

Conquering the Challenges of Public Speaking

  • recognize the basic rules of good speech delivery
  • identify techniques for regaining an audience's attention
  • recognize how to deal with uncooperative audiences
  • identify techniques to deal with difficult questions
  • Recognize techniques for dealing with heckling
  • recognize typical behaviors associated with public-speaking anxiety
  • identify ways of overcoming public-speaking anxiety
  • Course Number:
    apd_06_a02_bs_enus