Effective Public Speaking

In one of our most popular classes for the past 30 years, you will learn by doing in this highly interactive public speaking course for novices and experienced presenters.

Taught in a non-intimidating way, you will learn the basic tools for public speaking: analyzing your audience, organizing your speech to have the most impact and incorporating the effective use of visual aids. You will also select speech topics relevant to your needs, deliver speeches in class and have performances critiqued by the instructors and fellow participants.

Due to the high demand for this course, multiple sections are offered. Please select a section that best meets your schedule's needs. 

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PCOM1030.F17.1 Michael Fain, Christopher Hunter On-campus 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017
PCOM1030.F17.2 Michael Fain, Christopher Hunter On-campus 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SECTION:

PCOM1030.F17.1

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Fain, Christopher Hunter
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 7-9:30 p.m.
START DATE: Sept. 12, 2017

Michael Fain, J.D., has won more than 150 national speech awards. He is the former coach of the Rice University speech and debate team, as well as being the former director of forensics at the University of Houston. Dr. Fain is currently the chief financial officer of Impact Communications LLC which provides training and consulting for companies and individuals. He holds a J.D. and an MBA from the University of Houston.  

Christopher Hunter has won more than 125 national speech awards. He is formerly the director of community outreach for the University of Houston Forensic Society. Mr. Hunter is currently the chief executive officer of Impact Communications LLC. He has won six national collegiate championships in prose, poetry and oral interpretation.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 12, 2017

End Date: Oct. 24, 2017

Schedule: 7-9:30 p.m.

Length: Six Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $449

CEUs: 1.5

SHRM PDCs: 1.5

Michael Fain, J.D., has won more than 150 national speech awards. He is the former coach of the Rice University speech and debate team, as well as being the former director of forensics at the University of Houston. Dr. Fain is currently the chief financial officer of Impact Communications LLC which provides training and consulting for companies and individuals. He holds a J.D. and an MBA from the University of Houston.  

Christopher Hunter has won more than 125 national speech awards. He is formerly the director of community outreach for the University of Houston Forensic Society. Mr. Hunter is currently the chief executive officer of Impact Communications LLC. He has won six national collegiate championships in prose, poetry and oral interpretation.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 31, 2017

End Date: Dec. 12, 2017

Schedule: 7-9:30 p.m.

Length: Six Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $449

CEUs: 1.5

SHRM PDCs: 1.5

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