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COMMUNICAT 1608 Introduction to Oral Commuincation

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    Aug 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend Introduction to Oral Communication with Prof. George Colangelo because he really cares for your success in public speaking. People do not realize how important is not to show your fears to your audience; also, he remarks how normal public anxiety is, that way students do not feel that they are crazy. Believe me, college is not easy; however, if students know how to control their emotions in front of a massive audience, they will also know what leadership is in their future job. Introduction to Oral Communication is a mandatory class at Seminole State College which I highly recommend to take because it is more than standing and giving a presentation. It is a smooth transition from high school to college, and it helped me to cope with my nervousness. I am a Spanish native speaker, and as you might imagine, I was not very confident with my accent when I was starting college. Mr Colangelo helped me get over it, and I am sure he will help you as well.

    Course highlights:

    I learned to cope with my public anxiety, prepare better for future presentations, make my audience care about what I am saying, manage time, and be concise with my information.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not be afraid, it is not a tough course, but you have to show your professor that you care about improving yourself; otherwise, you will not get a good grade. It is totally normal to be afraid, this was my first credit college class, and I almost dropped it. However, once my professor told everyone how important it is (in class, presentations, and real life) not to show everybody how scared you are, and once I started reading the book I realized that they were right. You will start thinking about public speaking as a normal conversation with your friends, and that is all it is about.

    • Fall 2016
    • George Colangelo
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