You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you’ll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You’ll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers—fear.
As you build your skills step-by-step, you’ll find out how to present a short or long speech, how to handle questions and manage conflict in meetings, and even how to shine in a job interview. You’ll get tips for training your voice and learn how to use both verbal and nonverbal communication effectively.
By the time you finish this course, you’ll have an entire set of skills you can use on the job, in social settings, and in any other situation where you need to communicate with ease and authority. Along the way, you’ll explore many real-world examples and have lots of opportunities to practice your new skills.


  • Understanding How Communication Works
  • Taking the Fear out of Fear
  • Developing a Confident Voice
  • Harnessing the Power of Nonverbal Communication
  • Speaking Well in Social Settings
  • Acing Interviews
  • Impromptu Speaking
  • Preparing and Delivering Short Talks
  • Managing Questions, Conversations, and Conflict
  • Mastering the Long Speech
  • Managing Equipment and Media