March 31, 2003

DaPrato, John Silver_nugget
Public Speaking

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John DaPrato's Public Speaking course is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to deliver extemporaneous speeches effectively in front of a group. Throughout the semester, students are able to apply the lectures in order to improve weaknesses in their speeches. They also learn theories of public speaking by reading the Lucas text and studying for
the midterm and final. The constant feedback and practice in giving speeches helps to build confidence in a comfortable environment created by the instructor. Some of the speeches one learns how to deliver are: relating personal experiences, giving informative talks, and persuading the audience to believe new ideas. John DaPrato is an excellent instructor, and I recommend him highly to those who are interested in improving their oral communication skills.