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Public Speaking: Why Bother?

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Hannah Teo

on 30 April 2015

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Transcript of Public Speaking: Why Bother?

Yet....one of the most valued skill by employers (America)
It's also one of the most valued skill in Malaysia
Public Speaking: American's No.2 Fear?
In this class, you will...
learn to effectively communicate for a variety of situations
overcome your fear of public speaking
learn ways to listen well
gain soft skills that will make you more employable
It will require...
a lot of your participation in class activities
willingness to leave your comfort zone (grow a thick skin)
suspending being too critical of yourself, and others
lots of support and encouragement towards your classmates
working with your group members
You will be
participating in a lot of in-class impromptu speeches
giving your classmates feedback on their speeches, while receiving feedback for you own
video-recording an informative speech
giving a persuasive speech in class
writing reflective journals on your speeches
conducting a workshop (group project)
Word of advice...
Public Speaking: Why Bother?
Source: Gallup Poll, 2001 http://www.gallup.com/poll/1891/Snakes-Top-List-Americans-Fears.aspx?utm_source=public%20speaking%20fear&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=tiles
According to a survey by National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in 2014
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/04/16/the-college-degrees-and-skills-employers-most-want/
Survey by Jobstreet.com. Source: http://www.jobstreet.com.my/career-resources/employers-rank-soft-skills-academics/#.VTI6B1b3ApG
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