Speech Instructor

Top Speech Instructor Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Speech Instructor. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Speech Instructor resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.6% of Speech Instructor resumes contained Public Speaking as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Speech Instructor actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Speech Instructor resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Public Speaking

high Demand
Here's how Public Speaking is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Prepared/delivered lectures on the fundamentals of public speaking.
  • Prepare and deliver innovative lectures and classroom exercises for traditional and online courses in Public Speaking and Oral Communication Theory.
  • Summer Camp Instructor: Interpretive Art from Written Passages, Drama for Public Speaking, and Creative Writing.
  • Instruct a Speech/Public Speaking Course in two locations in Orange County to children ages 5 to 14.
  • Teach Public Speaking Class - 1 as an Adjunct Instructor during Summer Session I, 2015.
  • Worked in classroom setting, practicing public speaking techniques, increasing participants' self-confidence.
  • Modeled public speaking and instructed college-level students on the craft of speech-writing and delivery.
  • Provide college level instruction for two classes of Public Speaking - Speech 1A.
  • Instructed students in Business and Professional Communication as well as Public Speaking.
  • Course taught: Public Speaking (face-to-face and online)
  • Instructed college students in public speaking.
  • Planned, managed, designed, and evaluated 6 courses per year Directed and administered nationally successful public speaking and debate program
  • Coordinated classes and taught multi-age public speaking skills.
  • March, 2014 Instructs two sections of Speech 155- Effective Speech (Public Speaking) Replaced instructor who left mid-semester

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2. Classroom Discussions

high Demand
Here's how Classroom Discussions is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions.

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3. Interpersonal Communication

high Demand
Here's how Interpersonal Communication is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Educated students on Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication.
  • Instruct Effective Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking courses for two-year associate degree students.

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4. Address Teaching

high Demand
Here's how Address Teaching is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Collaborated with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

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5. Taught Fundamentals

high Demand
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6. Course Materials

high Demand
Here's how Course Materials is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Planned, evaluated, and revised curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Prepared course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

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7. Small Groups

high Demand

8. Taught Speech

high Demand

9. Lesson Plans

high Demand
Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Created lesson plans to cater to four different types of listening styles through the ADDIE training and development design model.
  • Developed lesson plans and activities aimed at hands-on, visual, and audio-learning styles to accommodate multiple learning styles.
  • Designed unique lesson plans as appropriate to appeal to each group of students.
  • Developed lesson plans, including classroom exercises, discussions and reading assignments.
  • Developed and prepared lesson plans for class lecture.

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10. Literature

high Demand
Here's how Literature is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Have written extensively for trade magazines, developed and designed literature and program materials, and campaign oversight.

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11. Student Learning

high Demand
Here's how Student Learning is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Certified by Quality Matters Program to Peer Review online courses for improvement in online education and student learning.
  • Incorporate group activities, role-playing, and facilitate class discussions to enhance student learning experiences.

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12. Drama

high Demand
Here's how Drama is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Initiated and implemented a speech/drama program.
  • Created, taught and oversaw a summer speech & drama program with 25 enrolled students.

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13. Group Communication

high Demand

14. Competitive Speech

high Demand

15. Communication Courses

average Demand

16. Blackboard

average Demand
Here's how Blackboard is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Use Blackboard as a supplemental site for classes meeting in the physical classroom.

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17. Office Hours

average Demand
Here's how Office Hours is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained established office hours and met with students as necessary
  • Maintained regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

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18. Community Resources

average Demand

19. Different Backgrounds

average Demand

20. Public Speaking Classes

average Demand
Here's how Public Speaking Classes is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Teach public speaking classes for Labette, Neosho, and Independence community colleges in Kansas

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21. Intro

average Demand
Here's how Intro is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Served 2 semesters as Adjunct Speech Instructor for Introduction To Speech.
  • Introduced basic concepts of Persuasive, Demonstrative, and Informative Speeches.
  • Voice & Diction, Speech Fundamentals, Intro.
  • Course taught was Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Added Introduction to Theatre, Acting I, II, III, Practicum, and Stagecraft.
  • Introduced students to the works of Patsy Rondenburg and Kristin Linklater.

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22. Human Communication

average Demand

23. Technological Advances

average Demand

24. Career Issues

average Demand
Here's how Career Issues is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Advised students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.

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25. Business Communication

average Demand

26. Group Presentations

average Demand

27. State Requirements

average Demand
Here's how State Requirements is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Developed learning objectives in accordance with inclusion per State requirements.
  • Utilize multiple assessments in compliance with district and state requirements to inform instruction.
  • Planned, prepared, and presented curriculum based on state requirements.

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28. General Education

average Demand

29. Classroom Setting

average Demand

30. Colleges

low Demand

31. Attendance Records

low Demand
Here's how Attendance Records is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Maintained student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

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32. Speech Communications

low Demand

33. Group Discussions

low Demand

34. Multiple Sections

low Demand

35. COM

low Demand
Here's how COM is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Created, filmed and edited educational documentary videos to accompany lectures.
  • Compiled bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Participated in campus and community events.
  • Prepared students for debate competitions.
  • Completed administrative duties as assigned.
  • Maintained a 96% satisfaction survey result among students, with superb comments on translating in-class lessons to real life experiences.
  • Instill in students an appreciation for communication theory in its relevance and practical application to their personal and professional lives.
  • Worked to develop the students' own sensory / emotional / intellectual responses to speech sounds and combinations of sounds.
  • Designed course material, taught public speaking, drama, speech presentation, and effective communication skills.
  • Assisted with State and Federal audits with the Board of Education and Illinois Student Assistant Commission.
  • Instruct, in a formal classroom setting, students in the art of effective communication.
  • Compiled, administered, evaluated and graded students' class works, assignments and examinations.
  • Coached students to State competitions and championships in speech, theater and UIL.
  • Teach Speech, an introduction to basic oral communication principles and skills.
  • Assisted Speech Team Coach in preparing Speech Forensic team for competition.
  • Educated incoming students between quarters in success classes.
  • Judged competitions at state and national levels.
  • Hosted speech tournaments for state competitions.
  • Key Accomplishments: Engineered course design and curriculum development.
  • Directed plays Marketed the program to the community.

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36. Communication Theory

low Demand

37. Professional Conferences

low Demand

38. Psychology

low Demand

39. Shakespeare

low Demand
Here's how Shakespeare is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Developed strong clear speech (General American Pronunciation) with a focus on heightened language through American poetry and Shakespeare.
  • Served as a judge for the English Speaking Union's Greenville County High School Shakespeare Competition (1993-2005).

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40. Undergraduate Courses

low Demand

41. Oral Presentations

low Demand

42. Administrative Committees

low Demand

43. Institutional Policies

low Demand
Here's how Institutional Policies is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Served on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.

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44. Research Issues

low Demand

45. Understandable Terms

low Demand

46. Special Events

low Demand

47. Professional Journals

low Demand
Here's how Professional Journals is used in Speech Instructor jobs:
  • Conducted research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

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48. Faculty Members

low Demand

49. Academic Performance

low Demand

50. Student Clubs

low Demand

20 Most Common Skill for a Speech Instructor

Public Speaking24.2%
Classroom Discussions13.2%
Interpersonal Communication8.7%
Address Teaching6.5%
Taught Fundamentals4.2%
Course Materials4.2%
Small Groups4.2%
Taught Speech3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Speech Instructor

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
18.6%
18.6%
2
2
Classroom Discussions
Classroom Discussions
10.2%
10.2%
3
3
Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication
6.7%
6.7%
4
4
Address Teaching
Address Teaching
5%
5%
5
5
Taught Fundamentals
Taught Fundamentals
3.2%
3.2%
6
6
Course Materials
Course Materials
3.2%
3.2%
7
7
Small Groups
Small Groups
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Taught Speech
Taught Speech
2.8%
2.8%
9
9
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Literature
Literature
2.8%
2.8%
11
11
Student Learning
Student Learning
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Drama
Drama
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Group Communication
Group Communication
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Competitive Speech
Competitive Speech
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Communication Courses
Communication Courses
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Blackboard
Blackboard
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Office Hours
Office Hours
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Community Resources
Community Resources
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Different Backgrounds
Different Backgrounds
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Public Speaking Classes
Public Speaking Classes
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Intro
Intro
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Human Communication
Human Communication
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Technological Advances
Technological Advances
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Career Issues
Career Issues
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Business Communication
Business Communication
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Group Presentations
Group Presentations
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
State Requirements
State Requirements
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
General Education
General Education
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Classroom Setting
Classroom Setting
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Colleges
Colleges
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Attendance Records
Attendance Records
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
Speech Communications
Speech Communications
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Group Discussions
Group Discussions
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Multiple Sections
Multiple Sections
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
COM
COM
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
Communication Theory
Communication Theory
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Professional Conferences
Professional Conferences
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Psychology
Psychology
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Shakespeare
Shakespeare
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Undergraduate Courses
Undergraduate Courses
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Administrative Committees
Administrative Committees
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Institutional Policies
Institutional Policies
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Research Issues
Research Issues
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Understandable Terms
Understandable Terms
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Special Events
Special Events
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Professional Journals
Professional Journals
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Faculty Members
Faculty Members
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Academic Performance
Academic Performance
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Student Clubs
Student Clubs
0.6%
0.6%

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