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University of Washington

Dynamic Public Speaking

University of Washington via Coursera Specialization


Good speaking is your most enduring job skill. This four-course specialization will provide you with the instruction, experience, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations. Drawing from the established knowledge in communication, rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation, each course balances proven ideas with lots of speech practice. The courses in this specializations should help speakers at all levels. If you are nervous about public speaking, this is for you! I have spent an entire career helping nervous novice speakers grow into confident communicators. We slowly work up specific skills that you can practice multiple times before putting together a longer speech.


Course 1: Introduction to Public Speaking
- Offered by University of Washington. This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations. In ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Speaking to inform: Discussing complex ideas with clear explanations and dynamic slides
- Offered by University of Washington. In the professional realm, most speeches and presentations we give are informative in scope. A ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Speaking to persuade: Motivating audiences with solid arguments and moving language
- Offered by University of Washington. In the professional realm, we need to be able to argue without being argumentative. Whether you are ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Speaking to Inspire: Ceremonial and Motivational Speeches
- Offered by University of Washington. The most memorable speeches inspire, entertain, and praise. By blending stories and eloquence, great ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Dr. Matt McGarrity


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