SPCH1321: BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING
Dee Ann McFarlin
Study of the theory and practice of speech communication in business and professional situations. Emphasis is placed on interpersonal communication technique, leadership strategy, small group communication, conflict management, and the skills necessary to conduct successful interviews, build teams (problem solving), and formal presentations.
Hamilton Gregory, Public Speaking for College and Career, 10th Edition,
McGraw Hill, 2008.
Students must have access to audiovideo recording equipment (e.g., video camera, digital camera, etc.). Students are responsible for obtaining their own recording equipment, and an audience of at least six adult members (i.e., age 16 or older). Students must submit their speeches on YouTube. In order to do this, the student must establish a YouTube account. He or she must have access to a computer with Internet and email capabilities. The student must also have appropriate computer skills and familiarity with the Internet, email, and word processing programs, like Microsoft Word. He or she must have or be willing to install Windows Media Player on his or her computer. If the student does not meet all of the above stipulations, he or she may not register for this course. Please review the following sample syllabus for more information.
Sample Syllabus (PDF)