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CAS 1010 PUBLIC SPEAKING

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    May 19, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Great professor teaches you how to prepare for oral speeches in front of large crowds. The course itself is not riveting material but is important for a life skill.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of the course was essentially a cliche: "fake it till you make it". You'll eventually get used to speaking publicly in front of crowds.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to read book for final at end of semester.

    • Spring 2017
    • Tracey Mahoney
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    Apr 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    As someone who never feared standing up in front of a crowd I found this class a humbling experience. Dr. Kessel's goal is to make his class the top 1% of public speakers, and I can assure you, that is exactly what myself and my classmates became. This is not a course to take if you're looking for an easy A. You have to work hard and put yourself in your challenge zone, it takes a lot of thought and organization but receiving your grade and his feedback after a presentation makes it completely worth it. I found myself thinking a lot more before a spoke, an important skill we all need to have as well as gaining a new found sense of confidence and comfort when being among strangers. This class and the skills I have learned are definitely not going to waste.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a sense of comfort being around strangers. Obviously when you start a new class, you don't know really anyone at all. This was great because Dr. Kessel opened the door for a class that had a sense of community and support. We were all scared to do speeches, but the fear was unifying. I also became more confident in myself and the words I spoke. Sure these are great skills to have, but I think the best skill or highlight in this course was realizing that you should never care what others think, their opinion is irrelevent, or as Dr. Kessel put it: "Haters are gonna Hate".

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to think, organize and stay on top of due dates. They come up quickly, some times you will have two weeks to do a speech others, just one. Be open with your topics, anything goes, choose something that is interesting to you and the audience will grow to love it as well. Let your emotions show, if your passionate, be passionate. You have to be comfortable showing the emotion you're trying to portray. Most of all, have fun try to find the joy of public speaking, it might seem like a foreign thought, but I promise you, there is a joy to the art of public speaking.

    • Spring 2017
    • Dr. Richard Kessel
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    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Mar 10, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course to those whom have lack of communication skills and presenting skills.

    Course highlights:

    We learned about our strengths and weaknesses. Consistent feedback was also great because we were able to bounce back.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    To practice your speech a million times. Also to always follow your outlines, they are going to be your best friend in the course.

    • Winter 2016
    • Charles LuLevitt
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Requires Presentations

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