Boost your public speaking skills!

Help students build confidence in personal & professional communication.

Does speaking in front of groups of people make you nervous? Do you know how to write an effective speech or how to calm stage fright? The “Public Speaking Skills & Drills” online course offers valuable tips and techniques on how to deliver effective speeches and oral presentations. K-12 educators seeking professional development hours can refresh their oral communication skills and help students build confidence speaking in social and professional situations. This self-paced class is delivered online and does not require attendance in a physical location. The course is offered all year round without date or clock time restrictions. However, participants receive six (6) months of access to complete the course after registration. In order to receive a certificate, all lessons must be completed at 100% before the course expires in six (6) months after registration.

  • ADE ID CODE: 3287082100000
    FOCUS AREA: K-12 Content
  • This course has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for K-12 educator professional development, and is worth 6 PD hours that count toward your teacher licensure requirements.
  • View approval status on our website.

Learning Objectives

  • #1

    Discover your public speaking style & how to respectfully express your personality.

  • #2

    Learn how to critique professional speakers to further enhance your own style.

  • #3

    Learn to effectively deal with nonresponsive audiences & Q&A sessions.

Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Video: Purchase the Class

    3. Video: Access the Class

    4. Viewing the Lessons

    5. Video: Downloading Materials

    6. Text: OnyxEd Student Lounge

    1. Video: Speeches vs. Presentation

    2. Slides: Speech vs. Presentation

    3. Quiz

    1. Video: Calming Anxiety

    2. Slides: Calming Anxiety

    3. Quiz

    1. Survey: Identify Your Style

    2. Video: Speaking Styles

    3. Slides: Speaking Styles

    4. Quiz

    1. Video: Delivery Pt. 1

    2. Slides: Delivery Pt. 1

    3. Video: Delivery Pt. 2

    4. Slides: Delivery Pt. 2

    5. Quiz

    1. Video: Diction Drills

    2. Slides: Diction Drills

    3. Audio: Diction Drills

    4. Quiz

About this course

  • 29 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment. You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Content Drip Schedule: 2x weekly
    Weekly Study Time: 2-4 hours
    Estimated Course Completion: 4 weeks
    16 Course Hours
    6 PD Hours

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts
    Weekly Reminder Emails

  • Duration: six (6) months
    Certificate of Professional Development

Your Instructor

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”--Albert Einstein

Ashan R. Hampton


Ashan R. Hampton served as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She proudly cherishes the distinction of being the first African American female graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: