Coastal Bend College Introduces Online Course: Mastering Public Speaking

Coastal Bend College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, non-credit online courses. Coastal Bend College Continuing Education has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Mastering Public Speaking.”

In this course, participants will learn how to speak confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. They will master the art of verbal and nonverbal communication, find out how to overcome their fear of public speaking, learn how to organize and deliver short or long speeches effectively, and practice techniques for communicating with ease and skill in any setting from a meeting to a job interview.

This course is part of Coastal Bend College’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated, online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.


New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

Other courses available through ed2go follow.

Writing for Children

Join a former executive editor of Scholastic children’s publishing and discover what you need to know to write for children. In this highly interactive, hands-on course, you’ll take pen to paper and begin work on your first fiction or nonfiction manuscript. In the process, you’ll explore the changing world of children’s literature and understand the various formats, whether it’s early readers, picture books, chapter books, or middle grade or young adult novels. You’ll get insights from publishing professionals to gain a better understanding of the needs of today’s market.

Resume Writing Workshop

Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. This workshop will lead you through a self-assessment series so you will have extensive knowledge about the product you are marketing–YOU! Learn different resume formats, how to write an employment objective, and tricks to writing persuasive cover letters. Make the most of your work experience. Know what to reveal in a resume and what to keep to yourself.

To learn more, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 362-2633 or go to www.coastalbend.edu/ce for more information.

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