Effective Public Speaking

In one of our most popular classes for the past 30 years, learn by doing in this highly interactive public speaking course for novices and experienced presenters.  The revised format includes a session focused on anxiety reduction procedures as they relate to public speaking. 

microphone before crowd

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.  The revised format includes a session focused on anxiety reduction procedures as they relate to public speaking.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PCOM1030.S18.3 Michael Fain, Christopher Hunter On-campus 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Michael Fain, Christopher Hunter
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 7-9:30 p.m.
START DATE: June 19, 2018

Instructor: Michael Fain

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: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: June 19, 2018

End Date: July 31, 2018

Schedule: 7-9:30 p.m.

Length: Seven Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $523

CEUs: 1.7

SHRM PDCs: 1.7

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