Matt McGarrity

Matt McGarrity, Senior Lecturer, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public speaking, argumentation, classical rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, and communication pedagogy. He has published academic articles on communication education and published classroom teaching materials. He has won multiple top paper awards for public speaking research at national and regional Communication conferences. He founded and continues to direct the University of Washington Speaking Center, which offers speech coaching to college students. As the Director of Debate, he organizes public debates for the campus and Seattle communities. He has won a number of teaching awards, including the National Speakers’ Association’s Outstanding Professor Award.

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Speaking to persuade: Motivating audiences with solid arguments and moving language (Coursera)

In the professional realm, we need to be able to argue without being argumentative. Whether you are fundraising for a nonprofit, pitching a business proposal, or suggesting a change to company policy, you are making arguments. In making the case for your topic, you often want to raise awareness, [...]
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Introduction to Public Speaking (Coursera)

This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations. In business, in school, and in public life, we are often called upon to “make a few comments.” Often, people tasked with such speeches become flummoxed. They might not know what to talk about, or ramble [...]
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Speaking to Inspire: Ceremonial and Motivational Speeches (Coursera)

The most memorable speeches inspire, entertain, and praise. By blending stories and eloquence, great speeches highlight the core values motivating an audience. You might need to do this in a keynote address, a eulogy, or simply a business meeting. Inspiring audiences is a common, but difficult writing challenge. You [...]
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Speaking to inform: Discussing complex ideas with clear explanations and dynamic slides (Coursera)

In the professional realm, most speeches and presentations we give are informative in scope. A scientist needs to explain her recent research findings. A financial officer needs to report on quarterly earnings to his company’s board. A technology professional needs to educate a consumer about a new product. Any [...]
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U101: Understanding College and College Life (Coursera)

College can be confusing and intimidating, but U101 can help. If you were just admitted to college and are nervous about what the next step in life might look like, this course is for you. If you are the parent of a newly admitted college student and curious about [...]
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Introduction to Public Speaking (edX)

In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
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Introduction to Public Speaking: Impromptu Speaking (Canvas.net)

In this class, we will study the principles of public speaking, and critically examine our own and others’ speeches through interactive practice.
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