While this course aims to enable you to become a more effective public speaker, the skills you will obtain in this class will aid you in your everyday lives. We live in an age where the ability to communicate is of the utmost importance for: a. The improvement of everyday communication b. The improvement of ?on the job? relationships with others, and c. The improvement of communication skills as tools for the completion of occupational tasks. Students who take this course (and aim to enhance their personal mastery of course material) have found that their everyday communication skills are improved and that the course content is easily related to their personal and occupational future.