Public speaking improves your communication and leadership skills and boosts confidence. It’s a valuable skill that you’ll use, whether in the workplace, school, or personal life. This comprehensive course is ideal for improving your public speaking skills.
Public Speaking For Confidence is an online professional development course designed to build your confidence and hone your public speaking and presentation skills.
In this public speaking course, you will learn how to convey your message to an audience, write and prepare a speech and use voice, body language, visual aids and media to enhance your performance.
You will discover how to deliver different types of public speaking, from toasts and entertainment to debating and lecturing. You will also learn how to evaluate speeches and regain confidence after a poor speech.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to confidently prepare and deliver a speech that captivates an audience.
Unit - Public Speaking
Unit 1 – Scope and nature of public speaking
The nature of public speaking
The scope of public speaking
Purpose of the talk / speech
The aims of public speaking
Purposeful public speaking
Critical factors in public speaking
The ultimate message
Channel to communicate with your audience
Feedback (verbal and non-verbal)
Unit 2 – Writing and Preparing a Speech
The immense power of words
Clarity and confusion
Reorganising words leads to different results
Asking a question during a speech
Rhetoric and rhetorical devices
Conclusion and summary
Unit 3 – Presentation and Delivery
Volume, pitch and tone
Pitch and tone
Dealing with nerves
Respect and confidentiality
Grooming and clothes
Posture and movement
Delivering a speech
How to present a speech
Visual aid and media
Types of visual aids
Reasons for and against the use visual aids and media
For visual aids and media
Against visual aids and media
Unit 4 – Toasts, presentations and entertainment
Speaking for entertainment and toasting
Content and focus
Master of ceremonies (mc)
Paying attention to the audience
Use of humour
Voice and body language
Story, script, and narrative
Types of speeches
Introductions and content
Welcomes of a guest speaker
Unit 5 – Debating and presenting an argument
Presenting an argument
What is rhetoric?
Ethos: persuasion by character
Pathos: persuasion by emotion
Logos: persuasion by reason or logic
The sides of the rhetorical triangle
Constructing an argument for speech or debate
Logic, fact and fallacy
Constructing an argument
What is a logical fallacy?
Unit 6- Lecturing and informative speech
Ways to teach and share information
Know your subject
Questions and answers
Use elements from other areas of public speaking
Important points about fact-based presentations and educational presentations
Structuring a lecture or informative presentation
General educational lecture
The Socratic Method
Informative presentations and workshops
Hands-on lectures: practicals, activities, and exercises
Facilitating/moderating a panel
The role of vulnerability
Unit 7 – Evaluating a Speech
Evaluation can be considered an element of communication
Quality and evaluation
Anonymous or not?
Ways to examine the quality of a speech/ speaker
Evaluating a toast or entertainment speech
Evaluating a debate or argument
Evaluating a lecture or informative speech
Regaining confidence after a poor speech
Unit 8 – Question speaking for broadcast media
Rhythm of speaking
Slang and colloquial speech
Developing a speech for broadcast media
Radio and podcast or sound recordings
Be professional and punctual!
Don’t take yourself seriously!
Television and film presentation
Media interviews and speaking on panels
Unit 9 – PBL Project – Prepare and deliver a speech
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.