PUBLIC SPEAKING: How to Open & Close Presentations Like a Boss

Alex Lyon, Communication Professor

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13 Lessons (1h 1m)
    • 1. Overview & Welcome

      1:07
    • 2. Primacy & Recency Echo

      2:13
    • 3. Qualities of Strong Openings & Closings

      7:02
    • 4. How to Open with a Story

      9:56
    • 5. How to Close with a Story

      2:44
    • 6. Open & Close with Quotations

      6:59
    • 7. Open & Close with Questions

      7:52
    • 8. Open & Close with Statistics

      7:14
    • 9. Open & Close with Illustrations

      4:55
    • 10. Open & Close with Humor

      2:57
    • 11. Stacking: Pro Tips

      3:37
    • 12. Fine Tuning: Pro Tips

      2:49
    • 13. Next Steps: Put it into Action

      1:41
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About This Class

This course teaches you to open and close your public speaking presentations "like a boss." The class is designed for students who already have some basic experience with public speaking and want to take their presentation skills to the next level.

The course 1) Introduces you to key components of great openings and closings, 2) Teaches you numerous specific techniques to open and close, and 3) Looks at pro tips to fine tune tips to make your openings smooth, creative, and engaging.