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Welcome to BYU's Speech Program!
“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” -Dale Carnegie

We have amazing students here at BYU! More than a thousand of them enroll each year in our campus and online public speaking course, STDEV 150. Read their stories and comments of how they have grown in their skills and have enjoyed being mentored in dynamic classes by competent faculty.
Public speaking class at BYU

April 16, 2020 02:51 PM
When I was a child, I was terrified of public speaking. In 7th grade I had to give a report on a research paper to my English class and it was miserable. I shook uncontrollably, was barely audible, and did a poor job delivering the information I had worked so hard to prepare. After years of practice, I slowly started to improve. During my first semester at BYU, I noticed that a Public Speaking class was offered and I knew right then that I had to take it. I started this course with some nerves and a lot of room to grow. Throughout the semester I gained confidence and became more sure of myself and by my final speech I knew I that I had accomplished something worthwhile: I was finally able to speak. Annie Leishman
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