Linda Cobb, MA

Linda Cobb, MA, is a communications consultant with 37 years of experience teaching public speaking. She has taught courses in public speaking, journalism, visual language, theater and advanced composition. She previously served as the copy editor of EVMS magazine and a teacher at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk. Linda serves as a board member of Hampton Roads Writers and Seven Cities Writers Project.  She has written and published five short stories.

Refresher in oral presentation skills

This refresher covers key elements of public speaking including the three main purposes. Topics of discussion include motivated sequence, different methods of presentation and what to consider when doing a speech. The four elements of vocal variety are described as well as vocal delivery and physical delivery. Finally, this professional development byte covers tips on using audio visual aids for speech preparation and how to handle stage fright.

At the end of the professional development byte, you will be able to:

  • Apply effective vocal skills to oral presentations

Watch this professional development byte:


  1. Oral Presentation: Content
  2. Oral Presentation: Physical Delivery
  3. Oral Presentation: Vocal Delivery
  4. Oral Presentation: Stage Fright

Linda Cobb has disclosed she has no relevant financial relationships.