Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen

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About this course: Do you have to give presentations in school or at your work? Is it nerve-racking? Then you've come to the right place. Everyone gets a little nervous when they think about having to stand in front of other people and speak intelligently. This course will give you helpful tips for making effective speeches and delivering them well in typical American settings. You'll learn how to organize a presentation, how to make it memorable, and how to communicate clearly. In the course, you'll have several opportunities to demonstrate the presentation skills that you learn. This will help you gain the experience you need to be more confident when you give a speech in an American …

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Do you have to give presentations in school or at your work? Is it nerve-racking? Then you've come to the right place. Everyone gets a little nervous when they think about having to stand in front of other people and speak intelligently. This course will give you helpful tips for making effective speeches and delivering them well in typical American settings. You'll learn how to organize a presentation, how to make it memorable, and how to communicate clearly. In the course, you'll have several opportunities to demonstrate the presentation skills that you learn. This will help you gain the experience you need to be more confident when you give a speech in an American classroom or on the job. Learners will record several videos of themselves giving assigned presentations and upload the videos for peer feedback. Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

Who is this class for: This course is for learners who need to improve their public speaking skills, either for school or for work.

Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Tamy Chapman, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
  • Taught by:  Judy Hu, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Extension
  • Taught by:  Dana Saito-Stehberger, Curriculum Coordinator

    Instructor, International Programs
Basic Info Course 2 of 4 in the Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening Specialization Level Intermediate Commitment 3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks Language English, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified) Hardware Req You will upload video presentations of yourself. You can use a computer, camera, or smartphone. How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.5 stars Average User Rating 4.5See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Presentation Introductions



This is the second course in the Learn English: Advanced Speaking and Listening specialization. In this class, you will learn about giving an effective speech for an American classroom or organization. Learning the skills that effective speakers depend on will give you confidence in speaking in formal situations like classroom presentations. In this first week, you will learn about different types of presentations and start learning about presentation structure.


7 videos, 6 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Video: Meet Your Teacher
  3. Peer Review: Introduce Yourself
  4. Reading: Important Messages
  5. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  6. Video: Hooks Lecture
  7. Practice Quiz: Hooks Practice Quiz
  8. Peer Review: Thinking of Hooks Practice
  9. Video: Module Introduction
  10. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  11. Video: Types of Presentations Lecture
  12. Practice Quiz: Types of Presentations Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  14. Video: Presentation Structure Lecture
  15. Peer Review: Evaluate the Structure of a Presentation
  16. Practice Quiz: Presentation Structure Practice Activity
  17. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  18. Video: Presentation Introductions Lecture
  19. Practice Quiz: Presentation Introductions Practice Quiz
  20. Reading: Introductions Practice
  21. Discussion Prompt: How to Make a Video

Graded: Introductions Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 2


What to Include in a Speech
This week, we'll focus on the body of your presentation. This is where the important information is found, so it's important to present it effectively. Again, this week, you'll get a chance to practice the skills you learn and record yourself making a speech.


5 videos, 5 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Developing and Organizing Ideas Lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: Developing and Organizing Ideas Practice Quiz
  5. Practice Quiz: Listening to Presentations Practice Quiz
  6. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  7. Video: Presentation Details Lecture
  8. Practice Quiz: Presentation Details Practice Quiz
  9. Reading: Presentation Details Practice
  10. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  11. Video: Presentation Conclusions Lecture
  12. Practice Quiz: Conclusions Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  14. Video: Questions in a Presentation Lecture
  15. Practice Quiz: Handling Questions Practice Quiz

Graded: First Speech Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 3


Preparing to Present



This week, you will learn some other tips for giving a good presentation in an American classroom business setting. You'll learn what to do before the presentation as well as during the presentation in order to be successful. Once again, you'll be able to demonstrate your skills and submit a video of your own presentation.


5 videos, 6 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Rehearse Before You Present Lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: Rehearsing Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  6. Video: Verbal Delivery Lecture
  7. Practice Quiz: Verbal Delivery Practice Quiz
  8. Peer Review: Verbal Delivery Practice
  9. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  10. Video: Non-Verbal Delivery Lecture
  11. Reading: Non-Verbal Practice
  12. Practice Quiz: Verbal and Non-Verbal Blunders Practice
  13. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  14. Video: Stage Fright Lecture
  15. Practice Quiz: Stage Fright Practice Quiz
  16. Reading: Stage Fright Review

Graded: Second Speech Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz

WEEK 4


Other Tips for Presenting



Even if you write a great speech, there are more things to think about to ensure you have a great presentation. This week you'll learn about other ways to ensure you give a great speech. You'll have one more opportunity to give a speech and share the video of it for feedback from your peers.


5 videos, 7 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: PowerPoint Tips Lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: PowerPoint Tips Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: PowerPoint Tips Practice
  6. Reading: Co-Presenting Tips Lecture
  7. Video: Co-Presenting Lecture
  8. Practice Quiz: Co-Presenting Practice Quiz
  9. Reading: Co-Presenting Practice
  10. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  11. Video: Poster Tips Lecture
  12. Practice Quiz: Poster Tips Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  14. Video: Handouts Lecture
  15. Practice Quiz: Handouts Practice Quiz
  16. Practice Quiz: Handouts Practice Activity
  17. Reading: Learn

Graded: Final Presentation Assignment
Graded: Graded Quiz
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