Resources from Lynda.com

Tufts provides students with a variety of online resources through Lynda.com (lynda.tufts.edu).Check out the selected self-paced video tutorials below, which can give you a head start in improving your speaking skills.  You will be directed back to lynda.com and the video selected after signing in with your Tufts University account:

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  • Public Speaking Foundations (Duration: 1h 3m) Author Laura Bergells offers practical insights that can help presenters prepare, open, deliver, and close their speeches. Along the way, discover how to project confidence, storyboard a speech, take questions, respond with thoughtful answers, and develop the creative story that adds life to a speech.
  • Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking (Duration: 26m) Have you ever had stage fright? Although it may seem to come naturally to some people, public speaking is actually a skill that can be learned. Todd Dewett provides you with techniques to prepare yourself mentally and physically so that you can feel comfortable—or even enjoy—delivering your message to an audience.


Other Selected Resources from the Communication Tips Series (Duration: Approximately 3 - 5 minutes):

If you are an international/multilingual student, in particular, you may find these other communication tips helpful as well.

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