Dynamic Public Speaking Specialization

Starts Nov 27

Dynamic Public Speaking Specialization

Dynamic Public Speaking Specialization

Become an Excellent Public Speaker. Master techniques for designing and delivering clear and compelling presentations.

About This Specialization

Good speaking is your most enduring job skill. This four-course specialization will provide you with the instruction, experience, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations. Drawing from the established knowledge in communication, rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation, each course balances proven ideas with lots of speech practice. The courses in this specializations should help speakers at all levels. If you are nervous about public speaking, this is for you! I have spent an entire career helping nervous novice speakers grow into confident communicators. We slowly work up specific skills that you can practice multiple times before putting together a longer speech.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Introduction to Public Speaking

    Upcoming session: Nov 27
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese, Portuguese (Brazilian)

    About the Course

    This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations. In business, in school, and in public life, we are often called upon to “make a few comments.” Often, people tasked with such speeches become flummox
  2. COURSE 2

    Speaking to inform: Discussing complex ideas with clear explanations and dynamic slides

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In the professional realm, most speeches and presentations we give are informative in scope. A scientist needs to explain her recent research findings. A financial officer needs to report on quarterly earnings to his company’s board. A technology prof
  3. COURSE 3

    Speaking to persuade: Motivating audiences with solid arguments and moving language

    Upcoming session: Nov 27
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In the professional realm, we need to be able to argue without being argumentative. Whether you are fundraising for a nonprofit, pitching a business proposal, or suggesting a change to company policy, you are making arguments. In making the
  4. COURSE 4

    Speaking to Inspire: Ceremonial and Motivational Speeches

    Current session: Nov 21
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study; 2 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The most memorable speeches inspire, entertain, and praise. By blending stories and eloquence, great speeches highlight the core values motivating an audience. You might need to do this in a keynote address, a eulogy, or simply a business meeting. I

Creators

  • University of Washington

    The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities — whether we're launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship, we’re defined by our belief in possibility and our unshakable optimism.

    Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world.

  • Dr. Matt McGarrity

    Dr. Matt McGarrity

    Principal Lecturer

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