University of Hawai'i Maui Community College Speech Department

The Principles of Effective
Public Speaking
Speech 251

If confronted with an information speech, a group presentation in another course, or a public presentation at your place of work, Speech 251 will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to confidently communicate your thoughts and ideas to others. These skills, knowledge, and abilities will be developed and improved during this class through opportunities preparing and presenting speeches, in class discussion, learning activities, self-evaluations, evaluating others, out of class activities, reading of our text, supplemental handouts and web based material. The focus of this course is to provide you with opportunities to experience and practice the principles and fundamental skills of effective public speaking, such as appropriate speech preparation, speech outlining, team presentations, and speech delivery. Through preparation, practice, self-evaluation, and continuous improvement this class will help you gain life-long skills that will enhance your personal and public communication opportunities.


The Public Speakers' Resources
|Public Speakers' Page | Speech 151 | Speech 251 | Public Speaking Resources|
|Supporting Your Speech | Sample Speeches | Speech Practice | Speaking Tips|
|Speech Anxiety | Team Presentations | Group Communication | Interviewing|
|Using Visual Aids | ESL Links | Anonymous Feedback | Ron St. John|
|The Learning Center | MCC Library | Maui Language Institute|
|Distance Education Academic Support Services|
|The Ho'oulu OnLine (Student Newspaper)|
|The University of Hawai'i at Manoa|


Page Designer: Ron St. John
Copyright 2002 - Ka Leo Kumu
Last Revised: January 16, 2002