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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Dominic Grant
  • Course Code W24DMAC03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 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

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).

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 need

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.