Boost your public speaking skills!

Does speaking in front of groups of people make you nervous? Do you know how to write an effective speech? The “Public Speaking Skills & Drills” online course offers valuable tips and techniques on how to deliver effective speeches and oral presentations. Whether as an individual or part of a team, maximize your personal and professional success by investing in your public speaking and presentation skills.

In this fun, stream-lined course, you will discover:
  • Your speaking style.
  • How to display personality while respecting your audience.
  • How to calm anxiety.
  • How to organize and write a speech.
  • How to critique video clips of professional speakers to further enhance your own style.
  • How to improve your articulation and pronunciation with diction and facial exercises.
public speaking skills online class

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 (no expiration for lifetime access). 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.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    PDF Handouts

  • One-time payment. Lifetime access.

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

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  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome!

    • Viewing the Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

  • 2

    Speech vs. Presentation

    • Video: Speeches vs. Presentation

    • Slides: Speech vs. Presentation

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Calming Anxiety

    • Video: Calming Anxiety

    • Slides: Calming Anxiety

    • Quiz

  • 4

    Speaking Styles

    • Identify Your Style

    • Video: Speaking Styles

    • Slides: Speaking Styles

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Delivery Skills

    • Video: Delivery Pt. 1

    • Slides: Delivery Pt. 1

    • Video: Delivery Pt. 2

    • Slides: Delivery Pt. 2

    • Quiz

  • 6

    Speech Critiques

    • Video: Critique #1

    • Slides: Critique #1

    • Survey: Critique #1

    • Video: Critique #2

    • Slides: Critique #2

    • Survey: Critique #2

  • 7

    Diction Exercises

    • Video: Diction Drills

    • Slides: Diction Drills

    • Audio: Diction Drills

    • PDF: Diction Drills

    • Quiz

  • 8

    Speech Writing

    • Video: Speech Writing

    • Slides: Speech Writing

    • Video: Conclusions

    • Slides: Conclusions

    • Quiz

  • 9

    Effective Conclusions

    • Video: Conclusion #1

    • Slides: Conclusion #1

    • Video: Conclusion #2

    • Slides: Conclusion #2

    • Video: Conclusion #3

    • Slides: Conclusion #3

    • Quiz

  • 10

    Answering Audience Questions

    • Audio Slides: Audience Questions

  • 11

    Nonresponsive Audiences

    • Dealing with Nonresponsive Audiences

  • 12

    Before You Finish

    • Grammar Books

    • Proofreading Books

    • Your Certificate

    • Course Review


  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Instead of a few hours in a one-day workshop, webinar or tutoring session, our self-paced online classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for students and busy professionals. Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy, and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have fulfilled all class requirements, and have scored a 75% or above on all assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after you finish, depending on holidays and high class volumes.