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Develop the way you communicate - both verbally and nonverbally - for optimized interactions.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Nonverbal Communication: How to Speak and Listen Without Words

Explore the extraordinary amount of information provided through nonverbal communication. Enhance your communication skills, avoid miscommunication, and become a better communicator overall. Uncover how a simple movement or facial expression can contradict the message you are trying to get across. Understand how to identify, interpret and use basic nonverbal cues to improve your communication skills.
COMM-711 | 2 sessions | $27 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F01 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Erin De Vore
Oct. 19-26 | STLCC-SoCo 120

NEW! Public Speaking for a Virtual World

Public speaking enhances critical thinking skills and may lead to career advancement. Traditional public speaking is nerve wracking for many—but public speaking over Zoom is another beast altogether! Improve your virtual presentation skills in this essential course.
COMM-715 | 3 sessions | $47.50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
F01 Sa 9-11 a.m. | Joyce Nganga
Sep. 11-25 | Online

Public Speaking: Argumentation, Persuasion and Influence

Public speaking is an art with an aim. Learn how to inform, entertain and influence, with a focus on confidence and poise. Captivate your audience and enhance your storytelling skills by clearly outlining your objectives and crafting persuasive arguments. The class will benefit those looking to improve skills for personal and professional reasons alike.
COMM-715 | 3 sessions | $47.50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
F02 Sa 9-11 a.m. | Joyce Nganga
Dec. 4-18 | FP-C 221

Communicating in a Crisis: COVID-19 Edition

Tackle problems before they become a crisis. Develop speaking skills and ease communication with friends, family, and colleagues during this stressful time. Discover what a crisis management plan is, what it typically contains, and how you can create and use your own plan to communicate effectively in the midst of a global pandemic.
COMM-765 | 1 session | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F01 Sa 9 a.m.-noon | Joyce Nganga
Aug. 28 | Online

Communication Skills for Personal Empowerment

Conflicts are often caused by poor communications. Conversely, successful personal, social and business relationships are built on good communication. Learn a framework (two rules, three components) of good communications. Empower yourself through personal responsibility, proper body language and assertiveness. Bring your biggest communication challenges and receive personal attention and help with problem-solving.
COMM-765 | 2 sessions | $75 AGE 60+ | $75 REG
F03 Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Jean Walters
Sep. 28-Oct. 5 | STLCC-Corp 207

Communicating in a Diverse Environment

Our differences can complicate how we communicate with one another—casually and professionally. Uncover how gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, organizational culture, and age all shape the way we communicate. Discover how to overcome barriers and improve communication in your personal and professional life.
COMM-765 | 1 session | $31.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
F02 Sa 9 a.m.-noon Joyce Nganga
Oct. 23 | Online

Introduction to Voiceover

Have you been told you have a great speaking voice? Learn how to get started in the voice-over acting industry from a sixteen-year voice-over veteran who has worked for NBC, ABC, PBS, HGTV, Nintendo, Saturday Night Live, Walmart and The Wendy Williams Show. Gain insights on the right voice for success, if making a living in voice-over work is feasible, ways to find work, tips to land an agent, and how to produce a demo. Most importantly, a Q&A session will address any basic questions you may have about how the voice-over industry works.
COMM-765 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
F04 Sa 2-3:30 p.m. | Jason Rooney
Oct. 2 | FP-C 221
F05 Sa 2-3:30 p.m. | Jason Rooney
Dec. 4 | MC-BA 124

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