COMM 192

Thinking on Your Feet: Extemporaneous Speaking

The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for students who are true novices, either by lack of prior experience or due to communication anxiety, to gain skills in public speaking that will be needed for their success at and beyond Puget Sound. Class sessions will include instruction and practice; additional time will be required for rehearsal and feedback with Peer Speech Consultants in the Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy. Course topics include: managing communication anxiety, basic speech structure, using speaker notes productively, effective speech delivery, impromptu speaking, extemporaneous speaking, managing questions and answers, being a supportive audience member.