WHY USE THE PPC?
"Studying public speaking can teach you important life skills. It involves learning skills that every person will use at some point in his or her life, such as critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, team building, and media literacy. Studying communication early in your college career can enhance your success throughout college, too. Consider the centrality of oral communication to all of your classes. You regularly are called on to answer questions in class, to provide reports, to offer explanations, and to make presentations. In addition, your oral and written work depends on your ability to think critically and creatively, to solve problems, and to make decisions. Most likely, you will be engaged in group projects where skills such as team building, conflict resolution, and presentation will be keys to success. These same skills will be essential throughout the rest of your life." iSpeak 2009 Edition