Satya P. Tandon, Associate Professor, Humanities Department
EN150: Effective Speech | Syllabus
This course is an introduction to public speaking.
It emphasizes the fundamentals of preparing, organizing, supporting and
delivering the speech based on factual material. Included are topic selections,
audience analysis, distinguishing fact from opinion, outlining, supporting
opinion, use of visual support, etc. Informative and persuasive speeches
and presentations are emphasized. Elements of interpersonal communication,
logic and persuasion are discussed. Written reports and/or exams may be
Effective Speech is designed for students who desire
to improve their speech efficiency, poise and self-confidence in public
speaking situations. Students who complete the course successfully will
understand the principles of effective oral communications and be prepared
to apply the principles in actual speaking situations. As the course progresses,
it is expected that students will:
- develop effective listening skills
- apply principles of effective speech communication in planning and preparing a speech for a specific purpose and audience
- understand and demonstrate effective uses of visual aids for various types of speeches
- develop an ability to critique different types of speeches according to the principles and concepts discussed
- apply principles of speech communication to interpersonal communications
Formal Speech Presentations
Informal Speech Activities
This class will be conducted as a public speaking workshop. Sessions leading to and including a formal speech may consist of brief lectures, impromptu exercises, instructional videos, Power Point presentations, coaching team activities, and short conferences with your instructor. Because the course does not require tests or textbook assignments, class participation in sessions leading up to the speech will play an important role in the final grade evaluation.
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