Public Speaking

This course prepares students for a variety of academic and other situations in which formal presentations are required. Topics will include cultural conventions and speech, perceptions of others, verbal and nonverbal messages, and techniques of oral presentation and persuasion. Students will learn how to research, outline, and deliver short, informal presentations as well as longer speeches. 

 

Students will proficiently demonstrate public speaking skills necessary for a variety of audiences in preparation for middle and high school and for post-secondary opportunities. 

During this course, students will learn that with thorough preparation and practice, one can overcome nervousness and perform exceptionally well. Being an excellent public speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence , and open up countless opportunities! 

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Course Goals:

This is a performance course which intends to familiarize students with the preparation and delivery of various speeches including informative and persuasive speeches. Students will research, outline and deliver speeches, as well as act as critics of their own, fellow students’, and famous speakers’ work. The course aims to reduce students’ anxiety in public presentations, emphasize speech preparation, enhance public speaking skills, and make students better able to evaluate their own performance and that of others.  

 

By the end of the semester, all students should:  

• Become aware of personal speech habits and characteristics. To increase your confidence.  

• Improve posture, voice, diction and other mechanics of speech.  

• Develop speech preparation and presentation techniques, audience awareness and self-awareness.  

• Cultivate poise and self-confidence.  

• Present a variety of speeches (informative, persuasive, demonstrative, special occasion, etc.) 

Course Assignments:

  1. Students will proficiently demonstrate public speaking skills necessary for a variety of audiences in preparation for middle and high school and for post-secondary opportunities. 

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  3. Weekly verbal participation  

  4. Analysis of both present day & historical speeches 

  5. Investigation into multiple domains for public speaking 

  6. Participation in public speaking competitions 

Instructor Name:

Adrienne Trotta

 

Adrienne Trotta is an expert in communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. She works with emerging and established teachers and administrative leaders to help them speak clearly, concisely, and confidently. With 10 years teaching experience working with all segments of the student population, gifted and talented, ESL and special education students, Adrienne is passionate about empowering students and adults to find their voice.

 

Adrienne holds a master’s degree in Teaching English to Student’s of Other Languages, a baccalaureate degree in Education and certifications in both general and special education.

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