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Saylor Academy

COMM101: Public Speaking

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Learn how to speak confidently and effectively in public by mastering the art of public speaking. Understand the importance of listening, audience analysis, and selecting appropriate topics. Develop skills in researching, outlining, and delivering speeches. Learn how to use presentation aids effectively and practice speaking to inform and persuade. This course is designed for individuals looking to improve their public speaking skills and gain confidence in addressing an audience.


  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Why Public Speaking Matters Today
  • Unit 2: Speaking Confidently
  • Unit 3: The Importance of Listening
  • Unit 4: Audience Analysis
  • Unit 5: Finding a Purpose and Selecting a Topic
  • Unit 6: Researching Your Speech
  • Unit 7: Supporting Ideas and Building Arguments
  • Unit 8: The Body of a Speech
  • Unit 9: Introductions and Conclusions
  • Unit 10: Outlining
  • Unit 11: The Importance of Language
  • Unit 12: Delivering the Speech
  • Unit 13: Presentation Aids: Design and Usage
  • Unit 14: Speaking to Inform and Entertain
  • Unit 15: Persuasive Speaking
  • Course Feedback Survey
  • Certificate Final Exam


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