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This micro-course series offers you a learning space to learn effective communication concepts and skills before you have to apply them in real-world business environments. In this course, you will learn how to prepare, organize, and create different types of presentations expected in business contexts. These include informative and persuasive speeches, elevator pitches, telephone sales scripts, media interviews, sound bites, and more. You will also learn various strategies to overcome common communication barriers and use nonverbal techniques which will empower you to deliver effective presentations for diverse audiences.

Step 1: As an open course, you can access all the learning resources on this course site without a password. You will be able to post on the WENotes live feed, and participate in the general discussion forum as suggested. Register to receive course announcements via email.

Step 2: Explore the course website to find out what the course is about, what is required, and where the syllabus, course materials, and learning challenges are located. Complete your orientation by establishing your own personal learning environment and declaring yourself to fellow learners using your own course blog.

Step 3: Commence your study from the syllabus page. You can study at your own pace or follow the course with a group. Instructions are posted on the announcements page and you can monitor live interactions from the course feed.