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XCOM-013 Approaches to Successful Public Speaking

XCOM-013 Approaches to Successful Public Speaking

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Course Details

Many professionals prefer to avoid speaking to groups larger than two even though many of today's careers require good presentation and communication skills. If you are a professional who prefers to avoid public speaking, you are not alone. Speaking in public is a common challenge. However, both the tools and practices to overcome this challenge and become an effective public speak are available, and the art of public speaking can be learned.

This course will examine the sources and role of anxiety in public speaking and, more importantly, how to manage it. Work will include practical exercises and speaking assignments designed to increase your confidence and build your skills as a speaker. We will also focus on managing nerves, voice, and body movement during speaking. This course is designed for professionals seeking effective approaches to public speaking and methods to manage the anxiety of communicating with groups of any size.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of speech formats and styles
  • Acquire techniques to manage nerves, voice, and body movement during speaking
  • Build confidence in public speaking through practice


Course Registration

This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart" below.

Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students must first create an account and password through the Student Portal prior to registration. After your account is created, you will receive your Georgetown NetID via email. When you have your Georgetown NetID and password, continue registration by clicking "Add to Cart", logging in, and following the steps to complete checkout. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.

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More Information

For more information or to speak with a program advisor, please send an email to or call (202) 687-7000.


XCOM-013 - 01 Approaches to Successful Public Speaking    
2016 - Summer 2016 Non-Credit   Status:  Available
Class:   Tue 6:30PM - 9:30PM
9 Aug 2016 to 30 Aug 2016
Class Schedule: 4 Sessions
Contact Hours: 12.0
Course Tuition:
Tuition non-credit    495.00
Potential Discount(s):
Alumni Discount
Boeing Discount
Novant Health Discount
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   640 Mass Ave

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