PUBLIC SPEAKING | Vidzemes Augstskola


Public Speaking gives theoretical and practical overview of structure and specifics of various types of speeches. During the course students prepare, present and receive detailed and individually tailored feedback from the lecturer and peers about at least four various speeches. This course teaches how to develop individual public speaking skills.

Students learn to demonstrate an overall understanding of the content, structure and presentation of informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches. They will apply theoretical knowledge in professional and research contexts to analyze cases related to the main themes of the course. Also students will independently develop their knowledge and skills of public speaking.

Course contents:

  • Main principles of public speaking
  • Audience analysis and topic choice
  • Structure and outline of speech
  • Introduction, conclusion and use of language
  • Vocal and nonverbal performance
  • Visual aids
  • Types of public speeches (informative, persuasive, special occasions)

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