How to speak clearly and confidently
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How to speak clearly and confidently

Do not mumble
4.2 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Serena Greenslade
Last updated 8/2017
English
Current price: $15 Original price: $20 Discount: 25% off
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Communicate with more clarity and confidence.
  • Articulate well
  • Speak with expression
  • Speak at the correct pace
  • Even today, with texts, Facebook messages, WhatsApp, Twitter and all the other social media, the spoken word is the most effective way of communicating.
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Requirements
  • This course is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their speaking skills
Description

Between 80% and 90% of information is retained by listeners if delivered by a trained voice as opposed to only 40% if delivered by an untrained voice.

How to speak clearly and confidently will teach you how to speak  so that you will find making presentations, talking to people at work or school much easier.

  1. People will be able to hear you more easily because you will know how to avoid mumbling
  2. Listeners will remember what you say with greater ease.
  3. You will have more confidence in your voice
  4. You will be able to slow down the speed at which you talk
  5. You'll have the confidence to speak to your boss, your employees, teachers, salespeople etc.
  6. You'll have the ability to make what you say sound interesting - no more boring talks

This means that:

  • Job interviews will be less stressful
  • Wedding speeches will become easy and fun to do
  • Sales talks will sound interesting and enthusiastic.
  • For students at college or university the benefits are just as great, they  will be able to talk confidently to their teacher/lecturer enabling them to ask questions and learn much more quickly.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who need to or want to improve their speaking skills. This could be because they have been told they mumble or maybe they just feel anxious when they have to speak to groups of people or just one or two individuals. This course does not teach English grammar or English as an additional language. It is for people already familiar with English, either as their first language or as an additional language.
  • This course does not teach English grammar or English as an additional language.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
3 Lectures 03:02

Explanation
00:23

Articulation
01:26

Basics
3 questions
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Consonants
4 Lectures 08:41

Consonants form the framework of speech and for these consonant sounds to be clear two of the organs of speech usually need to touch. This lecture describes the organs of speech most used.

Organs of speech
01:11

How to perform voice exercises
00:59

Voice exercises - 't' and 'd'
03:29


How much do you know about making a consonant sound?

Consonant Sounds
5 questions
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Vowel sounds
3 Lectures 07:24
How to make vowel sounds
01:38


More vowel sounds
03:20

Do you know your vowel sounds?
5 questions
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Expressive Speech
8 Lectures 08:18
Word pictures
01:04

Power
00:50

Pitch
01:04

Pace
01:19


Inflection
00:55

Stress
00:34

Facial expression and gesture
01:18

What do you know about expressive speech?
5 questions
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Putting technical skills and expression together
3 Lectures 02:46
Reading Aloud
00:37

Reading aloud a poem with expression
00:41

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Extra tips
4 Lectures 02:53
Two important tips
00:57


How to say the word 'something'
00:26

About the Instructor
Serena Greenslade
4.4 Average rating
11 Reviews
721 Students
3 Courses
Voice Confidence Coach

 I qualified in 1994 as an elocution teacher. Since then I've taught lecturers at Bournemouth University, trainee doctors for the NHS, sports coaches, business people, tele sales personnel, health care workers, stroke victims, at schools and with national charities. I specialize in one to one private lessons for children and adults and workshops for businesses. In June 2014 I gained my F.V.C.M.(Hons) .I've also written articles for various magazines worldwide, an academic paper and have published three books about speaking with confidence.