Public Speaking for the Logic Stage
One-semester course. This course is a single-semester elective for logic stage students. By the end of the semester, students will feel more confident crafting and delivering a compelling speech. The instructor will offer students many opportunities to formally and casually address the class and learn how to present themselves and their ideas to an audience. The course covers how to manage nerves, the importance of non-verbal communication, how to be a critical listener, how to analyze an audience, how to research and cite a speech properly, and how to plan an effective speech outline. In addition to lots of informal speech practice, students will prepare and present the following formal speeches: autobiographical, informative, demonstrative, and persuasive. Students will learn how to reflect on their presentations, incorporate listener feedback, and offer constructive criticism to their classmates in a supportive, respectful, and collaborative virtual class environment.