Coursebooks

Intercultural presentation skills

MGT-469

Lecturer(s) :

Everett Jane Elizabeth

Language:

English

Withdrawal

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

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 in pairs (with your buddy)

Keywords

Presentation skills, English, intercultural, 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

On-line lectures, interactive exercises, delivering presentations and parts of presentations, video feedback

Expected student activities

Speaking, presenting on-line in front of a group, presenting in pairs, preparing outside of class, giving and receiving feedback

This course will be run entirely on-line via Zoom. Students will be expected to participate fully in on-line discussions, feedback sessions and in the delivery of remote presentations. Presenting remotely has become a standard communication process, just as we need to become confident when presenting face-to-face, we need to be equally confident when presenting on-line. The current context offers an opportunity to develop on-line presentation skills as well as remote intercultural networking and technical skills.

Out-of-class-hours you will be expected to work effectively with your assigned buddy to practise and feedback to each other on your presentations. The first class will explore the importance of feedback and how to give and take feedback effectively.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

25% Feedback to and from buddy and other class members

30% Mid-term: individual presentation

40% Final presentation in groups

5% Final reflection paper

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Others Office hours online, by appointment

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

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.

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In the programs

    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Intercultural presentation skills
    • Number of places
      60
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Intercultural presentation skills
    • Number of places
      60
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2020-2021, Master semester 1
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Intercultural presentation skills
    • Number of places
      60
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2020-2021, Master semester 3
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Intercultural presentation skills
    • Number of places
      60
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Fall
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Intercultural presentation skills
    • Number of places
      60
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Lecture
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9    BS260
9-10    
10-11    BS260
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15   BS270 
15-16    
16-17   BS270 
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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