Pitching & Public Speaking
Presenting yourself, materials, and ideas is a daily activity of a communications practitioner. This course will improve your ability to speak effectively in various situations, including speaking impromptu, presenting an idea, explaining extremely difficult subject matter, and persuading people on a volatile issue. More specifically, you will build on and improve the subtleties of delivery, structure, and visual aids. Class exercises focus on audience analysis, strategic presenting, theme development, argument construction, techniques for creating “stickiness,” and effective openings and closings.
Note: This course is cross-listed with MPPR 600-40 and MPMC 890-01. Requires MPJO 501 Reporting and News Writing. Requires MPJO 500 Ethics as prerequisite. Additional 90 min. distance learning component required.