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Introduction to Public Speaking

Coursera · University of Washington · 1 HN points · 2 HN comments

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This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations. In business, in school, and in public life, we are often called upon to “make a ...
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I really liked the "Introduction to Public Speaking" course at Coursera : https://www.coursera.org/learn/public-speaking
Coursera has a University of Washington public speaking course, Introduction to Public Speaking.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/public-speaking

thanatropism
That's more about organizing a talk in memorable points than overcoming shyness/vocal technique, etc. A lot of it is useful for essay-writing as well.

(To be fair: I must have followed through with a third of it before priorities took over)

dpflan
You took the course? Was it not compelling enough to complete?
thanatropism
I never complete Coursera courses. That's probably more on me than them.
dpflan
It's not just you (don't blame yourself!). It's almost everyone: MOOC attrition is high and retention is low. The low barrier to access and the even lower repercussions for not finishing are influential:

1. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/mooc-completion-and-rete...

2. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-10671-7_4...

3. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/retention-and-intention-...

Jun 15, 2013 · 1 points, 0 comments · submitted by michaelrbock
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