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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Public Speaking

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


ABOUT THE COURSE:Speaking has since ages been an innate human quality. In a contemporary globalized world, effective public speaking has become crucial both at individual and organizational levels. Public speaking as verbal talent posits itself as a “cause” with clear motive to “effect” the intended audience. It enables the speaker to have direct impact upon the audience and thus makes it an effective medium to exercise in diverse situations. However, not all the speakers are able to create the intended effect through their act of speaking due to their unfamiliarity with speech techniques and delivery nuances. Many of us, though competent enough, often feel anxiety about speech when called upon to speak in personal and public domains such as interviews, presentations, meetings, conferences, group discussions and many speaking related challenges in the present day ever changing corporate world. The purpose of this public speaking course is to develop the speech and personality of learners in order to convert them into confident, committed and effective speakers. The course will serve as a guide to various forms of public speaking with relevance to numerous emerging situational contexts and provide an overall development in speech delivery in a perspicuous manner.INTENDED AUDIENCE:Students pursuing their degrees, job aspirants and professionals.PREREQUISITES: Anyone interested having the basic knowledge of written and spoken English is eligible to enrol for this course.INDUSTRY SUPPORT:TCS, Infosys, P&G, Wipro, HCL Technologies, L&T Infotech


Week 1: Introduction to the Course Week 2:Prerequisites of Public speaking Week 3:Public speaking as a Performative act Week 4:Use of non-verbals in Public Speaking Week 5:Voice and Vocabulary Week 6:Etiquettes and Mannerism in Public Speaking Week 7:Types of Public Speaking - Part 1 Week 8:Types of Public Speaking - Part 2 Week 9:Types of Public Speaking - Part 3 Week 10:Types of Public Speaking - Part 4 Week 11:Converting Ideas into Action - Part 1 Week 12:Converting Ideas into Action - Part 2

Taught by

Prof. Binod Mishra



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