An introductory public speaking course stressing the organization and presentation of the extemporaneous speech in a variety of settings. The goal of this course is to incorporate the typical speaking assignment into situations students might face in their personal and professional lives. Units 1-6 involve the study of the basic steps in preparing and delivering any speech. Tasks and discussion questions reinforce the information through application and practice. The concepts learned in Units 1-6 are utilized to complete the three major speaking assignments which are Units 7, 8, and 9. These assignments represent the three most common types of speeches - informative, demonstration and persuasive. Students present these three speeches to real audiences of their choice in the community. These audiences are frequently groups that are already part of the student's life such as coworkers, clubs, and educational settings. Speeches will be videotaped and mailed to the instructor for evaluation and feedback. All speaking situations are subject to the approval of the instructor.