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Communicating with Clarity and Impact: Professional Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills - ONLINE

If you understand that writing, speaking, and presentation has the power to engage, move, and transform, then join us for this three week online course in professional writing, public speaking, and presentation skills. Learn the tools and principles of writing, speaking and presenting through the 5 C’s of effective communication. With practice, overcome performance anxiety and learn to speak (pitch and interview), write (letters, essays, reports, proposals) and present (PowerPoint, demonstration, and instruction) professionally and using media enhanced communication.
Facilitator: Jennifer Walinga
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Topics:

  • The tools and principles of writing, speaking and presenting
  • The 5 C’s of effective communication
  • Overcoming performance anxiety
  • Media enhanced communication
  • Professional writing (letter, essay, report, proposal)
  • Professional speaking (speech, pitch, interview)
  • Professional presentation (PowerPoint, demonstration, instruction)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn and apply the tools and principles of writing, speaking and presenting
  • Generate clear, cogent writing using the power of focus, structure, and flow
  • Structure and focus your talk to ensure maximum engagement and retention
  • Penetrate anxiety barriers to reveal your most powerful personal style
  • Design effective and memorable presentations utilizing a variety of media

Learner Effort:
3-5 hours per week

Synchronous Sessions:
While the majority of this course is delivered asynchronously, there will be one or two 60-minute synchronous session held weekly. Date and time to be announced shortly.

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time, you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.