Why It Matters: Public Speaking Online

A woman in graduation regalia watches a graduation speech online

These days, more and more speeches and presentations are delivered online. Learning to communicate effectively in the medium is a crucial skill for the 21st century.

What’s the best way to deliver a speech to an online audience? Is it easier or harder than in person? In a virtual world, we all must be prepared to present well in both digital and in-person formats. In this module, we’ll investigate the challenges and opportunities presented by online speaking. Together we’ll brainstorm how to deliver both asynchronous and synchronous speeches online. Finally, we’ll offer suggestions on how to handle the technical components of an online speech to make sure you look and sound your best.