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CST 100 DE - Public Speaking Course Objectives

The main objectives of CST 100 - 30 are to help the student:
  • overcome self-consciousness and physical tension when speaking.
  • understand the communication process as it pertains to public speaking.
  • develop good listening habits in a wide variety of speech situations.
  • learn the techniques of effective speech preparation and presentation.
  • understand the complexities and expectations of diverse audiences.
  • analyze various audiences and speech occasions.
  • understand the ethical choices and responsibilities facing the public speaker
  • develop and demonstrate speech making skills for a variety of speech situations, using extemporaneous delivery.
  • demonstrate proficiency in outlining, composing and research skills.
  • demonstrate proficiency in verbal and nonverbal skills necessary for public speaking.
  • apply the ethical use of language.
  • sharpen critical thinking skills.

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