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Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Sophia's Public Speaking course will take the learner through all of the stages of developing a speech, from preparation to rehearsal to presentation. Along the way, they will learn how to become better listeners, manage their anxiety, and incorporate feedback effectively. Students will apply their knowledge to analyzing their audience, conducting research, presenting a speech, and revising a speech based on feedback. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at University of Phoenix
  • University of Phoenix Equivalency: Communication Arts General Education category

Category: English and Communication

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Description

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Learn how to research, write, and deliver effective speeches using real-world techniques to demystify and master all elements of public speaking.

Overview
From learning how to create clear, engaging speeches to understanding your audience, this course covers how to prepare, develop, and present your speech effectively and with confidence.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 4 Touchstone assessments (these are like assignments, that includes giving a speech) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you'll have mastered skills that will help you write and give a compelling topical speech, thoughtfully incorporate feedback, improve your listening skills, and minimize anxiety around public speaking.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

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by Thomas N. on September 12, 2019
Very in depth class that takes you on very important ride that ends in improved public speaking skills! Thank you!!
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by Laneka S. on September 12, 2019
Easy course. The video recording was intimidating without a live audience at first but after the first one I realized how easy it was.
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by Christie S. on September 8, 2019
this course was great very helpful for public speaking!
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by David T. on September 7, 2019
Very interesting
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by Michelle M. on August 29, 2019
This course made me feel more comfortable with preparing my speech for a professional delivery. I was aware of my eye contact and body language. This course was very helpful.
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by Dart F. on August 29, 2019
This class was wonderful! I enjoyed this course and look forward to taking more.
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by Tomas S. on August 20, 2019
I love it, was a challenge to me, because the learning was a little bit hard but easy to comprehend, after all the dedication the course is completed. I learned a lot from this course, I will recommend it to other people that need to improve their talking skills.
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by Bridget S. on August 19, 2019
Had I known I would have to do not one but two YouTube video speeches I probably would not have taken this course through Sophia. I hate talking in front of people and I know nothing about putting videos together so when they said to add visual aids I was stumped. I googled and looked on YouTube for how to add visual aids to my video and came up with nothing. I passed the course but only because my milestone scores were high.

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  • Q: What does "Try it for Free" mean?

    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?

    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?

    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included in the course tuition.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?

    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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