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Introduction to Public Speaking


School: University of Washington

Platform: EdX

Registration Link: Introduction to Public Speaking

Start Date: April 7, 2015 (10 Weeks)

Workload: 3-5 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Dr. Matt McGarrity

Credentials:  Dr. McGarrity is the Director of the Speaking Center at the University of Washington, where he also teaches “undergraduate and graduate course in public in public speaking, argumentation, classical rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and communication pedagogy.” As a teacher, he has won the Outstanding Professor Award from the National Speakers’ Association.

Graded: Not Specified

Description: This course helps students draft and deliver presentations that are clear, succinct, and engaging.  Students will also study the structure and substance of famous speeches, along with critiquing speeches of their peers. Taught through video lectures and discussion boards, students will learn to speak confidently with appropriate rate, projection, movement, and vocal variety. In addition, they will be to produce speeches in persuasive and informative settings.

Review: “I recently completed Introduction to Public Speaking course by Dr. Matt McGarrity. The content of the lectures is very high, the expertise of Dr. Matt McGarrity is supurb. This is one of the best courses I have taken so far. There are quizes to test your theory and the best part is that you can upload video practices and get feedback (which I think was the most valuable part of this course). I highly recomend this course to anyone who is interested in Public Speaking.” For additional reviews, click


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