Concordia University


Course Code: CEPR 115
Your hands are clammy, you're sweating, you're breathing heavily and your heart rate is through the roof. Either you just ran a 20k race or you're about to give a speech in front of 100 people. It's true: public speaking can be daunting, but this course will help you overcome your fears and hone your skills. You'll learn how to develop and organize your ideas and prepare your support material. You'll practice rehearsing properly to make your presentation as effective as possible. And you'll try different types of speaking to get the feedback, practice and confidence you need to succeed. You see! Your pulse is back to normal already.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Create and present a speech on how to inform and convince;
• Understand how to use the power of storytelling to develop compelling presentations;
• Demonstrate effective evaluation and constructive criticism;
• Understand and integrate the steps required to deliver a clearly organized speech;
• Learn the techniques to create and deliver an effective sales pitch;
• Learn how to integrate research into a speech and how to properly use visual aids.

Our approach

This course brings PR to life through active learning to simulate interconnected, real-world cases, assignments, discussions with the instructor and peers .

Who benefits the most?

• Students exploring studies and/or careers in media, advertising or public relations.
• C-suite executives who need to lead teams and have them buy into the company's direction.
• Managers who want to better communicate with their departments.
• Researchers who need to present their research to their peers and the public.
• Anyone who wants to improve their ability to present with ease and conviction.
• Entrepreneurs who need to sell their ideas and passion to raise venture capital.
• Corporate employees who want to climb the corporate ladder into management.
• Second language speakers of English who want to brush up on their speaking skills.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.

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