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WSP 85 — The Essentials of Effective Public Speaking

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday
Time: 10:00 am—2:30 pm
Date(s): Mar 12
Duration: 1 day
Drop By
Drop Deadline: Mar 5
Unit(s): 0 Units
Tuition: $165
Format: On-campus course
Limit: Limit 35
Status: Open
Concerned about sharing your idea at a meeting? Afraid you’ll stumble during a business presentation? Feeling uneasy about an upcoming toast at a wedding? Many of us wish we could speak more clearly and confidently at such occasions. Highlighting the best practices taught in Continuing Studies' standard 10-week COM 01: "Public Speaking" course, this one-day workshop will help you learn to be a more confident, authentic, and engaging presenter. We will focus on key concepts in the areas of presentation organization, nonverbal delivery, audience engagement, and oratorical style. The workshop will consist of a combination of short lectures, discussions, interactive group activities, video analysis, and short speechmaking. You will also learn speech apprehension management techniques and tips and tricks for powerful online presentations. For those who have lots of presentations to give, but not lots of time to learn how to give them, this workshop is for you.

Due to its short format, this workshop may not be taken for Credit or a Letter Grade.

Matt Abrahams, Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Matt Abrahams is an educator and a coach who has published research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication. He is the author of Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, and he is a co-founder and principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions. He received an MA in communication from UC Davis.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Matt Abrahams, Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident, Calm, and Competent Presenting, 3rd Edition (ISBN 978 -1465290472)