Public Speaking: A Crash Course on Elocution and Confident Speech | Ashley Keenan | Skillshare

Public Speaking: A Crash Course on Elocution and Confident Speech

Ashley Keenan

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5 Videos (26m)
    • Elocution Intro

    • Inflection

    • Projection

    • Clarity and Speed

    • Enunciation Exercises


About This Class


Do you feel nervous speaking in front of large crowds, reading aloud, or even just leading company meetings? This course will teach you the essential skills of elocution (or speaking clearly and confidently).

This course is great for new managers, actors, college students, and non-native English speakers. By the end of this course you'll have the tools necessary to:

  • Project to a large audience
  • Read aloud with clarity and confidence
  • Enunciate words with proper emphasis
  • Use inflection to stress important points
  • Utilize gesture to keep an audience engaged
  • Give a speech that is interesting and easy to understand

In order to make your practice easier, this course includes fun elocution exercises, sample speeches, and poems which you can use to refine your skills.





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Ashley is a writer, performer, and teacher based in Chicago. She has produced hundreds of live-lit and comedy shows drawing in crowds of 250+ people.

In 2015 she started two recurring shows: Strange Hour and BYOD (bring your own diary). Each show works to cultivate vulnerability, encourage collaboration, and push both performers and audience members to take chances. She has performed at The Annoyance, iO, The Second City Training Center, and The Playground Theater. She has also been a...

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