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    Jan 11, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I hate having to speak in front of people so taking this class was pushing myself way out of my comfort zone. Although I dislike giving speeches, I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Mrs. Podoll taught the subjects of the class thoroughly and helped students individually to become better public speakers.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that everyone gets nervous giving speeches or talking in front of a large group, even the socially confident individuals. Not everyone is made for public speaking, but hearing what others thought or were taught was definitely an experience. The highlight was knowing that even though I was bad at speaking in front of a large group of people, the professor truly only wanted to see what I could write and how much I was able to express myself and my memorization.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Find something you're passionate about. The key to having great speeches to to talk about something you know a lot about or something you're very passionate about. I remember writing a speech on something that was boring to me and that speech was the one that I got the worst grade on. When I did speeches on things I was passionate about and found interesting, I was able to show emotion and express myself better through hand and body motions to get my point across. You also have to be able to take the criticism the professor gives you and better yourself from it.

    • Fall 2016
    • Casey Podoll
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Nov 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I can not explain how much this class helped me, not only with public speaking skills, but with my overall delivery of information.

    Course highlights:

    I was able to learn to correctly speak to a public audience and the correct way to deliver the message.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go for it! It will help you in your future.

    • Fall 2015
    • Casey Podoll
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Aug 15, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course is FUN. Each week you write a pretty much open ended speech over a selected topic. Know your speech, talk slowly, and use hand motions and you will be gold. Just do not get behind.

    Course highlights:

    This course really teaches you how to write a good, proper speech, and the importance of hand motions and talking clearly. I also learned about the sheer beauty of speaking.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would tell students to stay on top of their work, communicate if you have any questions, and to remember everyone is nervous speaking in front of others---it is OK.

    • Spring 2016
    • Casey Podoll
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts

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