Why It Matters: Introduction to Public Speaking

A woman speaking into a microphone at a lunch eventWhether you’re speaking to one person or an audience of thousands, whether you’re saying a few words off the cuff or delivering a carefully prepared keynote, your work, school and personal life will provide countless opportunities to practice your public speaking skills. If this thought fills you with dread, you’ve come to the right place.

The best way to become a more confident speaker is to replace fear, uncertainty, and avoidance with knowledge and strategy. That’s one of the things we’ll tackle in this module. If you find yourself energized and excited at the thought of sharing your thoughts in public, you’ve also come to the right place. In this module and throughout the course, you’ll find tips, systems, and techniques to hone your skills and find your most powerful public voice.