Oral Communication

  • 3 Courses | 1h 42s
  • 10 Books | 15h 48m
  • 11 Audiobooks | 45h 41m 40s
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Effective oral communication is a vital skill for success. Learn how to better communicate your thoughts and ideas to all audiences.

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Writing and Preparing an Effective Speech

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COURSES INCLUDED

Writing and Preparing an Effective Speech
Not everybody is a natural public speaker. Public speaking is a skill , one that requires significant planning and preparation. It involves developing written communication skills and learning how to deliver your writing in public. In this course, you'll learn how to write a speech by setting the aim of your speech and considering your audience and  theme. You'll also be introduced to best practices for planning and researching a speech. And you'll learn how to check your written speech and ensure the grammar is correct.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge
Conquering the Challenges of Public Speaking
Most people find the task of public speaking daunting. But with enough practice and preparation, anyone can be effective at delivering a speech. Being a competent public speaker allows you to showcase your work and deliver an effective presentation. However, you won't convey your message if you fail to engage your audience, handle audience challenges that arise, and tackle your nerves and anxiety. In this course, you'll learn about the basics of good speech delivery and dealing with some of the most common challenges of public speaking, such as handling difficult questions or hecklers in your audience. You'll also find out methods of overcoming public speaking anxiety.
8 videos | 22m has Assessment available Badge
Keeping Business Calls Professional
In business, one of the oldest communication tools is still among the most important – the telephone. However, although it so common and widespread, many people lack the verbal communication skills needed to create a positive impression when using the phone. In this course, you'll learn about some basic rules of etiquette that will help improve your phone skills and keep your business calls professional. You'll explore general best practices, and how to make and receive calls professionally. You'll also learn some best practices for using a cell or smart phone, and how to record and leave effective voicemail messages.
7 videos | 19m has Assessment available Badge

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BOOKS INCLUDED

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Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out: The 9 Communication Rules You Need to Succeed
Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out provides guidelines that will profoundly alter the way you think and communicate. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Loretta Malandro

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Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results
Speak Like a CEO will teach you the speaking techniques used by top CEOs and business leaders. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 12m Book Authors By Suzanne Bates

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Crucial Conversations shows how to effectively recognize and resolve politically and emotionally risky conversations. In this Summary, we discuss the salient points of the book based on our interpretation of its contents.
Book Duration 8m Book Authors By Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan

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The Fast Track Guide to Speaking in Public
Including 12 of the most dreaded situations you might encounter as a speaker, this practical guide discusses the style and structure of typical speeches including delivering a keynote speech, participating in a panel, conducting a workshop, and more.
Book Duration 2h 59m Book Authors By Jan Yager

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Painless Presentations: The Proven, Stress-Free Way to Successful Public Speaking
Guiding beginners on their journey into public speaking, this easy-to-understand book gives you no-sweat tips for delivering speeches that win over your audiences every time and teaches you that giving speeches doesn't have to be painful.
Book Duration 2h 11m Book Authors By Lenny Laskowski

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How to Speak so People Really Listen: The Straight-Talking Guide to Communicating with Influence and Impact
Offering the guidance you need to become a brilliant communicator and wow your audience, this book helps you avoid the most common mistakes people make when persuading others and shows you how to communicate in a way that truly gets your voice heard.
Book Duration 2h 14m Book Authors By Paul McGee

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The Leader's Guide to Speaking With Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority
A concise tool kit containing more than 100 practical tips for creating and communicating meaningful messages with presence and authority, this handy guide helps readers achieve the kind of genuine presence that leads to lasting trust and quantifiable influence.
Book Duration 40m Book Authors By John Baldoni

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From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide
A quick-hit, action-based reference guide with easily digestible chapters, this straightforward resource offers techniques that will teach you to play to your own strengths and enjoy a lifetime of effective communication, strong leadership, and lasting personal relationships.
Book Duration 2h 4m Book Authors By Thomas B. Dowd III

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Speaking Up: Surviving Executive Presentations
Featuring extensive comments from executives explaining exactly what they want and don’t want in a presentation, this unique book offers revelatory insights into the minds of the men and women at the top—information that is crucial to understanding what they’re looking for from presenters.
Book Duration 2h 45m Book Authors By Frederick Gilbert

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SPeak Performance: Using the Power of Metaphors to Communicate Vision, Motivate People, and Lead Your Organization to Success
Metaphors can activate vision and mission statements, enliven goals and objectives, and literally align every aspect of an organization in the direction it needs to go. This book shares the author's proprietary method of developing metaphors for use by any leader of people, whether the manager of a department or the CEO of an entire organization.
Book Duration 2h 27m Book Authors By Jim Walz
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