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Public Speaking

This course is designed to improve your "Platform Skills" in T & I by building you confidence, improving your verbal and non verbal communication and articulation, and eliminating stage fright and self-consciousness. These objectives are achieved by focusing on breath control, vocal projection and inflection, eye contact, scan analysis (or cold reading), body language and control of idiosyncratic behavior, and use of visual aids. Throughout the semester, you will also be assigned self evaluations, as well as peer evaluations providing constructive criticism. We will work on three main types of speeches (informative, persuasive, and entertaining), as well as practice paraphrasing, shadowing, and cold reading.
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TIAG 8501

All Sections in Fall 2021 - MIIS

Fall 2021 - MIIS

TIAG8501A-F21 Lecture (Jacobs)
TIAG8501B-F21 Lecture (Jacobs)
TIAG8501C-F21 Lecture (Jacobs)
TIAG8501D-F21 Lecture (Jacobs)