Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders

  • Course StartSelf-paced
  • Course Duration5 weeks
  • Workload3-5 hours per week
  • Credit OfferedCertificate Available
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Learn core topics in oral communication.

Course Description

Part of the Communication Skills for Engineers specialization.

Taught by Rice University communication faculty from the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). This course covers core topics in oral communication: communication strategy, content, data visualization, and delivery.

You will learn key principles in:

  • Creating a communication strategy
  • Developing a clear message and organizing persuasive content
  • Creating strong visual support
  • Presenting data effectively
  • Presenting professionally and confidently
  • Handling formal presentations, giving pitches, speaking extemporaneously, managing online presentations, and lowering public speaking anxiety

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Any questions? Please e-mail RiceOnline@rice.edu.

Professor Information

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Gayle Moran, Ph.D.

Gayle Moran is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at RCEL. Most recently, she served as Lecturer in Business Communication at the Jones Graduate School of Business. Gayle has more than 20 years of professional communication expertise in a variety of industries including information technology, telecommunications, educational software, and travel technology, and has worked for […]

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Beata Krupa, Ph.D.

Beata Krupa is Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication at RCEL and Lecturer in Management in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. She has over ten years of experience teaching professional communication, including courses in business communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication and Web uses in business. She also has many years of experience […]

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