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Method Lesson 1: Speaking with Clarity

Speaking Method 1 focuses on clarity. Learn to speak clearly and articulately so that your audience can understand you.
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Have you ever been in fear of public speaking or been in dread of getting up to speak in front of an audience? Be assured, you are not alone in the way you feel. There are ways for you to build confidence in the way you speak and to feel comfortable speaking in front of a group of people. Anyone can achieve this confidence with the right tools and practice.

We’ve designed eight classes that pinpoint eight different speaking methods that will help you achieve success in public speaking. This class encompasses the first of eight speaking methods in the Ovation Public Speaking tutorial. The subject is Speaking with Clarity.

The class is designed to aid you in speaking clearly before an audience, so that you can be well understood and professional. This class will benefit any student who wants to excel at public speaking at school or also any business professionals who want to excel and build their career.

Highlights of this course:

·Speaking Speed

·Avoiding Word Slurring

·Avoiding Dropping Word-ends


·Avoid Anxiety

·Tongue Placement

·Chin Placement

Includes the following:

·Over 40 minutes of Instructor Video

·Interactive Practice Sessions

·Skill building exercises

The way this class is structured is by dividing it into two parts. Each part will have video lectures first. Throughout the video lectures there are interactive practice sessions, practical suggestions, and tips on ways you can practice and improve for each point. You are invited to pause the video during the lecture and practice the point. At the end of each part, there are a series of exercises to help you practice and gain experience.

This comprehensive course can be taken at the pace of the student. It requires a basic understanding of English, and a desire to improve your speaking ability.

Who is the target audience?
  • High School Students
  • College Students
  • Business Professionals
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  • Desire to Improve Public Speaking
Curriculum For This Course
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Speaking with Clarity - Part 1
5 Lectures 17:51

This lecture briefly introduces the topic of Speaking with Clarity and outlines part one of the course.

Preview 03:46

This lecture examines the affect speaking speed can have on your clarity.

Speaking Speed

This lecture examines how easy it can be for one to fall into this pesky habit and then ways to improve.

Word Slurring

This lecture highlights the habit of dropping word endings and ways to improve.

Word-end Dropping

These exercises review the topics of speaking speed, word slurring, and word-end dropping, and has practical exercises for improvement.

Part 1 Exercises

Part 1 Quiz
6 questions
Speaking with Clarity - Part 2
6 Lectures 21:48

This lecture introduces and highlights the point to be learned in part two of Speaking with Clarity.

Preview 01:52

The lecture examines how enunciation can affect your clarity.


This lecture focuses on harmfulness of anxiety and ways to manage anxiety during public speaking.

Preview 05:01

This lecture highlights the physical element of how the tongue can affect speaking clarity.

Tongue Placement

This lecture highlights how the physical element of the chin can affect speaking clarity.

Chin Placement

These exercises review the topics of enunciation, tongue placement and chin placement, and has practical exercises for improvement.

Part 2 Exercises

Part 2 Quiz
8 questions
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Ovation Public Speaking is the project of Aaron Hutchinson and Nick Cunningham. Aaron has been involved with public speaking for 12 years, he also works as an English language instructor, and various other online tutorials. Nick has been involved with public speaking for 14 years and has tutored public speaking workshops for 7 years.

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