Did you know that public speaking skills can be used in all areas of your life? Learning and practicing good speaking skills will help you present your ideas in a precise way while enhancing how well you communicate with others. Hence, this guide focuses on public speaking skills that you can use to give speeches in class or in front of other audiences. These guidelines are intended to supplement Speech 107, not substitute your instructor's requirements. Each assignment in Speech 107 will have specific requirements assigned by your instructor, and you are expected to understand and follow them.
Note: The fundamentals of writing a speech are similar to those of an essay and research paper. For specific guidance on these types of writing processes, please visit the following libguides: Writing a Research Paper: A Step By Step Process and Dual Enrollment: English 101.
Speech 107: Fundamentals of Public Speaking provides the principles of audience and environment analysis as well as the actual planning, rehearsing, and presenting of formal speeches to specific audiences. Historical foundations, communication theories, and student performances are emphasized.
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