What you'll learn
Week 1. Using values and storytelling to develop a great speech
Week 2. Arrangement. Finding the right form for your speech.
Week 3. Getting it just right. Good language, tone, and writing for the delivery
Week 4. Remembering and delivering a great speech.
Week 5: Review and assessment
The most memorable speeches inspire, entertain, and praise. By blending stories and eloquence, great speeches highlight the core values motivating an audience. You might need to do this in a keynote address, a eulogy, or simply a business meeting. Inspiring audiences is a common, but difficult writing challenge.
You want a speech that elevates the topic and the audience. This course gives you a method for preparing and delivering speeches that inspire and entertain. By the end of this course, you should be able to compose and deliver moving speeches that praise core audience values through evidence, storytelling, and humor. You should be able to write eloquent passages in tones appropriate to the audience and occasion and speak fluidly from either a well-prepared manuscript or from memory. Learners will record speeches, providing and receiving peer feedback.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Speaking to Inspire: Ceremonial and Motivational Speeches
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Dr. Matt McGarrity – Principal Lecturer – UW Department of Communication
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks