Course Description

Does public speaking make you nervous? You're not alone! Planning, preparing and presenting "mini-packages" will hold your audience's attention and entice them to want to hear more from you. Learn different techniques that also target specific audiences based on Hawaii's rich and uniquely cultural diverse population.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare an audience analysis to determine specific needs.
  • Organize and prepare talking points for a presentation.
  • Select information to support and clarify ideas for a presentation.
  • Prepare visual aids that will help your audience better understand concepts or ideas.
  • Deliver a presentation using effective verbal and non-verbal skills.


To register for the entire series, look for BUS3078 - Communication Skills for Success

If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of course.


It is highly recommeneded to take Communication Starts with Me (BUS3079) prior to registering for this course.
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