Public Speaking Made Easy

Master the skill of writing and presenting speeches.
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Instructed by Dan Leahy Business / Communications
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

This course will give you all the tools and information to give a great speech.  This course follows the same outline that an introduction communication course at the junior college level would use.  By the end of the course students will have acquired the knowledge necessary to craft and present a speech confidently. Topics covered include speaking ethics, research and support, outlining and organization, delivery, and dealing with anxiety. Keywords: Speech, Public Speaking, Presentation, Communication

The course is broken into three components;

1. The Audience; covering the communication model, introduction to public speaking, speaking ethics, and attention factors.

2. Crafting the Speech; covering the basic organization of a speech, thesis development, writing introductions and conclusions, structuring and supporting main body points, patterns of organization, difference between informative and persuasive speaking, and doing research for your speech.

3. Delivering your Speech; covering visual aids, language usage, delivery skills and anxiety reduction, non-verbal communication and vocal qualities.

What are the requirements?

  • Willingness to learn.
  • Hard drive space or flash drive to save handouts.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the components of speech writing.
  • Think critically about their audience.
  • Use successful delivery techniques.

Who is the target audience?

  • Those wanting to improve speech writing.
  • Those wanting to increase their speaking effectiveness.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: The Audience
12 pages

Credit the

Various Authors.

Communication Model
Speaker Ethics
Attention Factors
Demographics and Occasion
Audience Analysis Quiz
4 questions
Section 2: Crafting the Speech
The Introduction
The Body
The Conclusion
Basic Speech Types
Research, Sources, and Credibility
Speech Writing Quiz
4 questions
Section 3: Delivering Your Speech
15 pages, Various Authors

Visual Aids
Delivery- Anxiety and Confidence
Non-verbal Communication
Vocal Quality
Delivery Quiz
4 questions
Final Thoughts

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Instructor Biography

Dan Leahy, Executive Director-Teacher-Coach

Currently I work on a couple of different projects.  I coach forensics at a high school in the Bay Area, California.  I have been the Director of Forensics for over three years now.  I have been coaching and judging competitive speech and debate for about five years total.  Two years ago, I formed a non-profit organization who's mission is to support speech and debate education through various initiatives.  

My background in Communication began back in 2004 when I took my first Public Speaking course.  It was life changing, and enabled me to find my true passion.  Since then I have taken several courses in the field earned a certificate and competed on college debate teams.  My proudest achievements competitively have been taking a Gold Medal in Team Parliamentary Debate and a Silver in L-D/Parliamentary Debate.  

My goal is to help as many people as possible realize their voice.  By teaching the fundamentals of communication I have helped numerous students begin the journey of articulating their own voices on issues that matter to them the most.  I'm hoping that Udemy can help me explore new ways of teaching these skills.

I look forward to working with you.

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