University of Mississippi

Speech 105


Course Description

Speech 105 is a practical introduction to the principles and skills of effective communication in business and professional settings. The course includes frequent performances in business situations requiring effective communication practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Strengthen critical thinking skills through research, script development, and assessment.
  • Develop interpersonal communication skills through small group collaboration.
  • Practice interview skills.
  • Develop presentations for business-type settings.
  • Enhance organizational skills through the use of outlines in the speech preparation process.
  • Craft a message using effective language for audience and context.
  • Use research to provide evidence and reasoning for informative and persuasive presentations.
  • Increase effectiveness of vocal, verbal, and nonverbal delivery skills through practice.