Public Speaking Course
PD-BC – A3
Number of Contact Hours
1 Credit Hour
Duration and Frequency
Mode of delivery
Professional Development –
A – Business Communication
Everyone can present well with practice and preparation. To do a really good presentation we need to know how to go about it. This is true whether our presentation is to large or small groups. People are not “born presenters”, although some have greater natural ability than others. Presentation is a skill that needs to be learned.
In this course you will learn how to perfect your public speaking skills through a program of instruction, constructive feedback and discussion.
As a participant:
Your individual Presentation may cover a technical, professional or global topic. You should prepare a short speech (maximum 3 minutes) before the Course. You will deliver it twice. After each delivery there will be structured self-assessment, video analysis and constructive help and guidance. You will be encouraged to set personal improvement targets both during and after the Course. Comprehensive Course Notes are provided for permanent reference.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for anyone who may need to address groups of people, or give an Interview on behalf of their Company. This will include Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, and Sales and Marketing Staff. The course is for anyone who wishes to improve his or her Public Speaking skills in English. Previous experience of Public Speaking is not required. The Course Director will assist all participants, whatever their previous experience.
All participants will need a small amount of preparation work in their own time during the Course – which will be limited to 15 people, so that everyone can participate fully.
On completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:
Getting Started with Public Speaking
Becoming More Professional
Mastering Public Speaking, 9th Edition
George L. Grice, Radford University
John F. Skinner, San Antonio College
Daniel H. Mansson, San Antonio College
Feedback Given to Participants in Response to Assessed Work
Developmental Feedback Generated Through Teaching Activities
The course grade will be based on a final project presented by the participant and graded by the instructor. Participants much achieve a passing grade of 70% or more to be awarded a certificate of completion of the course.