Jan 13th 2015

Public Speaking - Join the Talk & Spread the Word (iversity)

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Nowadays we all need to be speakers of words... but nobody taught us how! Together, let's learn techniques, talk with experts and practice through personal experiences. Complete this course and join us in Barcelona for our First Elevator Pitch Contest.

'Join the Talk & Spread the Word' is a course developed by Homuork, in collaboration with professors from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and Public Speaking experts, that aims to explain techniques and provide resources that will aid you in preparing your presentations and delivering ideas convincingly.

Our public speaking is a key element of how we are perceived, both in professional and private environments: that is why it is so scary! For 6 weeks, participants will submerge themselves in the world of public speaking analyzing famous speeches through TED videos, political interventions or business gurus), will work on their individual weak spots, and improve drastically while having fun. Moreover, you’ll have the ability to put your learnings in practice during the 1st Elevator Pitch Contest, which will be held in Spring 2015 in Barcelona!

Alexandra Maratchi (Homuork CEO) will lead the course, guiding you along a variety of techniques that help prepare, structure, rehearse and deliver a great speech. In addition, international experts and coaches in communication like Jeremey Donovan, Sebastian Lora and Jean-Roch Michel will jump in on various occasions to share their research, illustrate techniques and ensure you get a well-rounded view of the success factors in public speaking.

The course is taught in English, but there will be subtitles to help our MOOCers. The total workload will be about 2h/week, dedicated to watching video lectures, taking quizzes and completing recommended exercises.