Tools to improve communication skills

In an era marked by digital communication and remote work, the ability to effectively convey one’s thoughts and ideas through oral communication remains a crucial skill. This introductory online course is a valuable resource for individuals seeking to enhance their communication abilities and become better communicators, well beyond public speaking. This course provides an exploration of the principles and practices of effective verbal communication, equipping participants with the tools to articulate their ideas with clarity and confidence. Through a combination of instructional modules, practical exercises, and real-world examples, students will learn the nuances of active listening, non-verbal communication, and persuasive speaking. Whether you are looking to improve your public speaking skills, excel in job interviews, or simply become a more engaging conversationalist, this course offers a solid foundation for honing your oral communication abilities.

The course also delves into the art of building rapport with your audience, adapting your communication style to different contexts, and employing empathy to foster more meaningful connections. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the power of body language, tone of voice, and word choice in shaping their messages. Additionally, the course explores the role of technology in modern communication and offers strategies for overcoming the challenges it presents. By the end of the course, students will be better equipped to express their thoughts clearly, engage their listeners effectively, and leave a lasting impact through their communication. This course is a valuable resource for anyone striving to be a more effective and confident communicator, both personally and professionally.

Flexible schedule

Course is 8 weeks long, entirely online, and self-paced.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

You will enhance your resume with critical skills.

Career Pathways in Oral Communication

Approximate return on investment for each academic pathway

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Oral Communication

Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the Fundamentals of Oral Communication course and immediately enter the workforce.

  • Median salary is $37,000 year.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in Communication Studies, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find jobs in journalism, business, marketing, public relations, and more.

  • Median salary is $70,500 a year.

About the Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362