This course will provide students with the basic concepts of oral presentations. Students will be able to develop and deliver effective individual and group presentations in classroom and professional settings. The course is also designed to provide a maximum opportunity for practice and evaluation of presentation techniques.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
Public Speaking Basics
- Recognize the basic elements of the speech communication process.
- Identify the signs of speech anxiety and methods for resolving anxiety.
Speech Preparation: Organization and Audience Analysis
- Explain audience analysis for presentations.
- Determine appropriate topics for a speech based on audience and message.
- Differentiate the four methods for delivering oral presentations.
- Identify appropriate presentation organization for an informative presentation.
Characteristics of Effective Oral Presentations
- Identify the verbal and nonverbal characteristics of effective presentation delivery.
- Determine effective use of visual aids for a presentation.
- Explain constructive presentation and speech critique methods.
Presenting the Speech
- Use effective language in an oral presentation.
- Demonstrate effective persuasion skills in an oral presentation.
- Use effective supporting visual material in an oral presentation.
Presenting and Listening
- Describe methods to improve listening skills.
- Demonstrate the effective use of media in a presentation.
- Describe effective group presentation methods or skills.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.