Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Presentation skills

MGT-469

Lecturer(s) :

Everett Jane

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remarque

Course given twice and special schedule. See the MTE website: http://cdm.epfl.ch/mte/study-plan

Summary

In this course students learn how make an effective presentation, including how to make an appropriate introduction, organize information, assess and connect with diverse audiences, create effective visual support materials, close a presentation and survive and conquer a question and answer session.

Content

What is a presentation and why do we make them?

Elements of an effective presentation

Goals for different types of presentations

Expectations of culturally diverse audiences and strategies for meeting them

Practice preparing and delivering the different parts of a presentation

Creating and delivering a "pitch"

Lots of work on delivery (voice, posture, gestures, non-verbal elements)

Giving presentations with video feedback (x 3)

Giving a presentation as part of a group

Keywords

Presentation skills, English, interactive, video feedback

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

At least an intermediate level of English

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lecture, interactive exercises, delivering presentations and parts of presentations,video feedback.

Expected student activities

Speaking, presenting in front of a group, presenting as part of a group, preparing outside of class, giving and receiving feedback

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

25% Class participation

30% Mid-term: individual presentation

40% Final presentation in groups

5% Final reflection paper

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Hernandez, R.A. (2013) Presenting Across Cultures. Self-published by Ruben A. Hernandez

Jay, R. & Jay A. (2003) Effective Presentation: How To Create & Deliver A Winning Presentation. Financial Times Publishing.

Maxey, C. & O'Conner, K.E., (2006). Present Like a Pro: The Field Guide to Mastering the Art of Business, Professional, and Public Speaking. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Steele, W. R. , (2009). Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter. Outskirts Press Inc. http://outskirtspress.com

Urech, E., (2004). Speaking Globally, Second Edition: Effective Presentations Across International and Cultural Boundaries. Rollinsford, NH: Book Network International Inc.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9    ODY-10020
9-10    
10-11    ODY-10020
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15   ODY-10020 
15-16    
16-17   ODY-10020 
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German