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An In-Depth Approach to Presentations and Public Speaking

We give you pure, zero-fluff content. Learn how to construct, edit, practice, and perform a speech confidently.
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19 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
FREE Live Practice! (More Information Above and In Video Below!)
Defeat stage fright
Construct and perform a well-documented, professional public speech
Command the attention in a room (online or off)
Better articulate your thoughts
Be able to memorize a speech more quickly
Gain confidence
Increase ability to persuade
Become more aware and be able to consciously improve your body language and voice
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Requirements
  • Bring a positive attitude.
  • Cultivate a willingness to learn.
  • Develop a desire to succeed.
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn how to become an all-around better speaker with this course offered by the International Speech and Debate Academy (ISDA)!

About International Speech and Debate Academy

We are a public speaking and debate tutoring company founded by gold medalist Speech and Debate collegiate competitors. Our company’s goal is to reach out to people of all ages and walks of life and help them to become better and more effective speakers. We understand the importance of being a skilled speaker, and wish to pass on our knowledge to you!

The ISDA Motto:

Practical Skills for Practical People

Communication is Key to Success!

In our program, we take a microscope to the science and psychology of public speaking and break it down for you so you can learn how to be a successful public speaker from the ground up! We feel that while most programs will teach you basic surface level ways to become better at speaking, we want to help you understand the science behind communication and show you how you can shape your world by simply using your voice.

Application is Important!

Part of the process of becoming a better speaker, is to actually apply the knowledge gained. If you just sit through all of the lessons and don’t apply any of the information, it’s likely you will not be benefited. The best way to learn is by doing, so it is important that while enrolled in this course you apply the knowledge gained to your everyday life. There will be something we call “Awareness Exercises” which will be suggested assignments that are fun and easy ways to apply the knowledge you have gained through our course.

FREE Live Practice Session!

Upon completion of the course and 30 days after purchase, message us to schedule a free group practice session. No other course offers this! Get real practice and feedback from a seasoned professional. This offer will not last forever!

Continue Your Education

If you really enjoy this program, and wish to further your education and training, check out International Speech and Debate Academy and discover our tutoring programs, where you can receive live online tutoring with one of our many highly qualified instructors!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those who need in-depth information about how to write, edit, practice, and, ultimately, perform a speech or presentation.
  • If you just sit through all of the lessons and don’t apply any of the information, it’s likely you will not be benefited. The best way to learn is by doing, so it is important that while enrolled in this course you apply the knowledge gained to your everyday life.
  • Professionals and business people who must give speeches or presentations will save time and effort in reviewing our detailed method.
  • Those who have to do their doctoral defenses will greatly benefit from learning to give a well-constructed speech.
  • Any and all students:
  • Middle School Students
  • High School Students
  • College/University Students
  • Graduate Students
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 47 Lectures Collapse All 47 Lectures 03:08:32
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Free Live Practice Promotion
2 Lectures 01:47
Free Live Practice!
01:47

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The 7 Most Important Obstacles to Giving a Speech
7 Lectures 28:18
Conquering Stage Fright
04:08

Audience Etiquette
04:07

Confidence
05:57

Quiz 1: The First 3 Obstacles
5 questions

The Basics of Pace
02:12

Fidgeting
04:07

Volume
04:29

Flubs and Recovery
03:18

Quiz 2: The Final 4 Obstacles
5 questions
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In-Depth Strategies, Tricks, and Analyses of the Most Important Speech Skills
14 Lectures 52:11
Awareness Exercises
00:51

Awareness Exercise Progressions!
12 pages

Effective Eye Contact
01:45

Eye Contact Drill
01:22

Facial Expressions & Hand Gestures
04:30

Posture & The Speaker's Triangle
05:35

Quiz 3: Body Language
4 questions


Pace 2
05:05

Tone and Pitch
02:33

2 Common Voice Problems and How to Fix Them
05:56

Quiz 4: The Voice
5 questions

Voice Inflection and Modulation
04:24

Projecting Appropriate Emotions
06:40

Dressing for a Speech or Presentation (Male)
04:30

Dressing for a Speech or Presentation (Female)
06:22

Quiz 5: Emotions and Dressing Correctly
5 questions
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The In-Depth Guide to Constructing Effective Speeches
11 Lectures 56:05
What Makes an Argument Strong?
02:47

Getting Started & The Importance of Transitions
07:25

Quiz 6: Writing Your Speech 1
3 questions

How to Find Sources
01:40

How to Cite Sources
02:24

Writer's Block & Speech vs. Essay Writing
05:27

Catering to Your Audience
04:20

Quiz 7: Writing Your Speech 2
5 questions

What is an Informative Speech?
05:53

How to Construct an Informative Speech
06:19

What is a Persuasive Speech?
06:15

How to Construct a Persuasive Speech
07:03

Editing Your Speech
06:32

Quiz 8: Constructing a Speech
5 questions
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Practice, Practice, Practice! Getting Your Brainspace in Place
4 Lectures 15:50
Memorizing Your Speech
04:14

How to Rehearse Speeches Alone
02:48

Keep a Positive Attitude
04:04

Practice, Practice, Practice!
04:44

Quiz 9: Practice, Practice, Practice!
5 questions
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A Look Inside Off-the-Cuff Speaking: Limited Preparation Speeches
3 Lectures 11:16
What is a Limited Preparation Speech?
03:28

Preparing for Limited-Prep Speeches
07:08

Limited-Prep Speaking
5 questions

Congratulations!
00:40
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International Speech and Debate Academy

International Speech and Debate

We are a public speaking and debate academy founded by gold medalist Speech and Debate collegiate competitors. Our academy’s goal is to reach out to people of all ages and walks of life and help them to become better and more effective speakers and debaters. We understand the importance of being a skilled debater, and wish to pass on our knowledge to you!

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