Details for Public Speaking

The ability to communicate memorable messages is an asset in every sphere of life. This subject provides the knowledge, tools, and filters necessary for researching, planning and delivering a speech in public. There are opportunities for students to develop skills in communicating messages with clarity, impact, and outcomes. A student will exit this subject with the a range of tools to prepare, refine, and present short messages that pack a punch.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: LEA002
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daryl Potts

Awards offering Public Speaking

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


Students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to research and produce a speech;
  2. Develop a knowledge of tools and skills related to public speaking;
  3. Demonstrate an ability to provide feedback to peer presentations;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of how to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

Subject Content

  1. Organisation and legal considerations
  2. Types of speeches e.g. introductory, persuasive, informative, special occasion etc.
  3. Literary skills and voice production
  4. Communication and audience dynamics
  5. Technology
  6. Time management
  7. Reflection skills
  8. Problem solving

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face on site
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks.)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  1. Speech (30%)
  2. Relfection Paper (40%)
  3. Speech (30%)

Prescribed Text

Anderson, Chris. TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any textbooks