Intro to public speaking

Public speaking in almost any career, and even just in everyday life, is a must-have skill. In this free course, you’ll learn techniques to make yourself a more confident public speaker, like controlling your body language and tailoring speeches, as well as correct speech preparation.

This free online course is one of the many available through Google’s Digital Skills for Africa, a Google initiative in conjunction with various training partners, which aims to train young people in digital skills.

In Digital Skills For Africa you will find free training both face-to-face and online, which will help you to expand knowledge on topics that interest you, information that will allow you to optimise the way you present yourself for a job, and resources to start your own entrepreneurial project.

How it works

Enroll in a course - Choose the course that’s right for you and take the next step to achieving your learning goals.

Track your progress - Keep track of your progress via the “My Learning Plan” page.

Complete module quizzes - Learn new skills with bite-sized video tutorials, then test your knowledge with a quick quiz.

  • Course Duration: Approx. 1 hr
  • Course Price: Free
  • Level: Beginner

Who is this course for? This course is for anyone who wants to feel more confident about public speaking, and learn how to quickly and easily tailor their speeches to specific audiences.

What you will get? Aside from access to a wealth of knowledge from Google industry experts, this course includes video tutorials, easy-to-implement tips, and end of topic assessments. You’ll also have unlimited access to the training.

Some of the skills you’ll learn

Communication skills - Learn how to share your ideas and get messages across effectively, in a way that connects with your audience.

Persuading/influencing others - Learn valuable new skills that can help you become more persuasive.

Social intelligence -Develop valuable conversational, listening and verbal skills that will help you master every social interaction or networking opportunity.

Lessons included

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