Master Public Speaking This Summer Published: April 10, 2014 By: Andy Sohn The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is offering a new course in Public Speaking this summer, open to UC Berkeley affiliates and the public. In this interactive class, students will study the fundamentals of presentation in order to minimize the anxiety associated with public speaking and foster the skills necessary for clear, persuasive oral communication in professional settings. Instruction will include effective use of vocal intonation, body language and eye contact as well as techniques for organizing material for maximum impact. The techniques discussed will be applicable to a host of situations from small meeting presentations to keynote speeches and convention addresses. For schedules and registration deadlines, see the TDPS Summer Courses website.