Public Speaking

When and Where

8 Sep 2020 - 1 Dec 2020 (24 hours, 12 weeks)
Days and times
Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

Dominic Grant
Course code

What you will learn

We aim to respond swiftly to the changing socially distancing government guidelines, to continue to offer students an innovative and creative drama program. We hope to bring all courses back into the college as soon as possible. Please call if you have any questions.

Overcome your nerves and acquire skills to become a more confident and effective public speaker. Learn how to structure your speech and express yourself with more impact and better voice production

Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Prepare and deliver speeches up to three minutes long
  • Deliver impromptu speeches on topics chosen by tutor
  • Take part in a Voice Workout for developing and protecting the voice
  • Understand how to appreciate and evaluate another student's work
  • Recognise and utilise effective and congruent body language
  • Understand, master and employ effective eye contact

Class format and activities

Mode of delivery: online plus.
Lots of practical exercises to embed good practice in speaking in front of a group. All exercises are demonstrated and illustrated. Debate; working one-out-front; small group work; all these strategies are employed as well as positive feedback from tutor and fellow students.

We will be using Microsoft Teams as our online platform for live-stream. The tutor may provide additional material such as video recaps and/or practical tasks via any of the online platforms supported by the College (Moodle, MS stream, GoogleClassroom).

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

We try to cater for everyone who wishes to improve; a reasonable level of conversational English is preferred.

What you need to know before you enrol

Students are expected to do some work or preparation between the weekly sessions.

Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students.

Please click here to explore all our available Drama resources online and at College.

What you will need for your class

An open mind and a flexible approach to the subject. Notes may be taken, but handouts are provided to cover most aspects of theory.

What you can do next

Further Public Speaking courses at Morley. LAMDA speaking exams; Toastmasters International and British Association of Speakers' Clubs.