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NC.CSKL 014 - Public Speaking in the Workplace - Carol Stevenson

Course:Public Speaking in the Workplace
Professor:Carol Stevenson
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Welcome to public speaking in the workplace. This course is designed to provide you the tools and insight to build your presentation skills, bolster your confidence and support your career goals.

We meet via Zoom from 6-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday for two consecutive weeks for a total of eight online-live hours.


Course Description

Public Speaking in the Workplace examines the skills needed to organize and deliver effective workplace presentations. Emphasis will be placed on speech preparation, techniques for public speaking, and common presentations in the workplace. This is a pass/no-pass only course.

What to Expect in this Course

Resources for the course can be found on Canvas and will utilize Zoom for the online-live sessions. During the two-week course, we will cover:

  • Fundamentals of effective communications.
  • Types of workplace presentations.
  • Key components of planning a speech.
  • Methodologies for organizing a speech.
  • Tips for creating effective slides.
  • Ways to overcome fear and anxiety of public speaking.

This is one of three courses to obtain a “Certificate of Completion in Fundamentals of Communication,” which can increase your value to future employers, give you something to show for your hard work, and strengthen your resume and/or LinkedIn profile. More detailed information can be found on the Career Skills page. In order to receive a “pass” for attending this course, participants must:

  • Attend all four online-live sessions (or watch the recordings of any missed sessions).
  • Participate in class discussions and assignments.
  • Deliver a final presentation to the class via Zoom.
  • Earn at least 70% of the total points.

Types of Assessments

This course includes two presentations, which are delivered via Zoom during class.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

No textbook is required for this course. Students must have a computer with a webcam and reliable internet.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 11/02/2022 Sub#: 1123