This is an introductory course into the study and practice of the principles in strategic, confident, and credible public speaking. Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people. It is one of the most valued skills that a person can possess. The aims of public speaking are to inform, convince, influence, persuade or entertain. The course combines a number of teaching techniques including a variety of oral presentation experiences, including special occasion, personal experience, panel discussion, impromptu, debates, communication games, informative and persuasive speaking with specific focus on anxiety management, speech design, active listening, communication ethics, diverse audiences, and dynamic delivery.
Participants will practice to control their voice (pitch, intonation, and rhythm), use gestures, mimics, and eye contact with the audience. Students will be asked to give an array of speeches that will enhance their appreciation of and comfort with the art of elocution. Through oral assignments and written assignments, we will cultivate strong critical reasoning, analytical, and argumentative skills. The course will meet for 4 weeks, for a total of 12 class periods, each class lasting for 3 hours, adding up to 24 total classroom hours.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Tuesday, Thursday||06:00 pm to 09:00 pm||4 weeks||24 hours||$1,000.00||Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton|
|Session||Start Date||End Date|
|Session 1- Online Classes||Tuesday, February 22, 2022||Thursday, March 17, 2022|
|Session 2- Online Classes||Tuesday, April 26, 2022||Tuesday, May 24, 2022|
|Session 3- Online Classes||Tuesday, June 28, 2022||Thursday, July 21, 2022|
|Session 4 - Online Classes||Tuesday, August 23, 2022||Thursday, September 15, 2022|
|Session 5 - Online Classes||Tuesday, October 18, 2022||Thursday, November 10, 2022|
The course combines a number of teaching techniques including lectures, guest lectures by those with special competences in sub fields, class discussions, group work assignments, oral presentations, role playing, evaluations of actual real life events and projects.
Each student will be required to deliver oral presentations as part of this class.
The following is the Grading Policy being used:-
Note on Attendance: Public Speaking is a performance course. Full attendance to all sessions is mandatory. Time missed or extensive late or absences from class results in students missing integral aspects of the course and may incur grading penalties.
Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton
Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton is a professional production coordinator, with experience in film, theatre and events management. Because she works in the television and film industry, she has a unique ability to construct and facilitate organized teams, interface with public agencies, and network with key stakeholders.
Ms. Wills-Caton holds a bachelors degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management and is pursuing her masters in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Forensic Counseling. She volunteers at several Non-Government Organizations in relation to mental illness and substance abuse and is often facilitating workshops in communication, events management and counseling skills.
Ms. Wills-Caton is an advocate for social change and is working towards the development of mental health awareness campaigns and to provide training for companies and families affected by mental health issues. She currently manages a mental health page on facebook (Trinidad and Tobago Mental Health Awareness) and will be producing mental health short films in the near future.
The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:
Ms. Nasara Alibaksh
Phone: (868) 354-3734
Name: The Art of Public Speaking, 11th Edition.
Author(s): Lucas, Stephen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Copyright Year: © 2012
Note: The texts are not included in the cost.
No formal prerequisites required.
Fees payable to CTSCBCS Registration Fees & total cost of tuition $1,000 TTD, payments can be made via credit card, linx or manager's cheque.
We are an ACTT recognised institution and partner with international awarding bodies