Public Speaking

This study helps students develop and improve their ability to prepare and deliver special-occasion, informative, and persuasive speeches in public and in small groups.  Working in a supportive environment, students learn techniques and strategies to reduce anxiety and gain confidence, analyze audiences, conduct ethical research on appropriate topics, create outlines, use presentation aids, and argue effectively.  They also learn to become more analytic and empathetic listeners and be able to adapt their communication styles and content to diverse audiences, and to make proper use of their voice and body in their public presentations.