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SPC 2608 Public Speaking

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    Mr.Steinfatt, KatherinaLang, MariaInesMarino, ShaneGunderson, JoseF.Longoria, brea, DAVIDBARTON, William Murphy, Carolina Almeida-Rossato, william parsons, Audria Aldridge, Nathan Kurland, Rochelle Patten, John Sotham, Dr. Elizabeth Selleck
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    Apr 27, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course helps build your confidence not only in your professional but your personal life as well. Only a small online midterm about terms you have learned throuought the course but nothing major.

    Course highlights:

    You begin to think more about how to properly speak in front of an audience. You learn that your observations when someone is speaking are common. Because speeches are given during class you get to share an unspoken bond with those around you. Instead of dreading it you start looking forward to your next speech just to see if you have improved.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Just make sure you choose topics you are comfortable speaking on. Mostly choose something you can easily remember. For example I chose to speak on my job since they already shoved so much information down my throats even when I was nervous it would have been impossible to forget about it.

    • Spring 2017
    • Dr. Elizabeth Selleck
    • Yes
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Jan 21, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Patten gives you detailed feedback and constructive criticism about your public speaking performances, including giving praises about things you do well such as maintain eye contact with the entire audience while speaking. Even if you have many flaws at the beginning of the semester, she gives you so much confidence by giving you tips on how to improve.

    Course highlights:

    The two main problems I had while speaking were avoiding the use of "um," which I said very often when I became nervous, and that I had trouble maintaining good eye contact with the audience. A way to counteract those problems, Professor Patten taught, is whenever you're about to say "um," just make a slight, short pause and then continue with what you were going to say next. To maintain good eye contact with the audience, just choose three people in three different parts of the audience to look at consistently throughout your speech. So you can choose one person to the left side of the audience, one in the center, and another in the right.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always practice at least just once every time before you need to do a speech. Have flash cards with short bullet points to help you remember what is the next thing you need to say. Preparing will make you less nervous and help you concentrate in performing professionally and making sure you maintain good eye contact, and can keep the audience interested and engaged.

    • Fall 2015
    • Rochelle Patten
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Group Projects Requires Presentations
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    Dec 25, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class helps you speak in a more professional level and it teaches you how to present information in a college level. You will not leave this class without learning how to give a proper speech.

    Course highlights:

    This course taught me how to get out of my shell. I was very shy and speaking in front of large crowds made me nervous. However, this class relieved me of my stage fright.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you read instructions properly and follow the grading rubric exactly. Don't be afraid to speak in front of people and make sure to research all your information in the speech and practice the speech before giving it in front of classmates.

    • Summer 2016
    • william parsons
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations

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