Courses Bachelor Display 2015-2016

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Course title Presentation Skills
Course code EBS2030
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 11-1-2016 22-1-2016 -
6 13-6-2016 24-6-2016 -
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Fortuna Casoria
For more information: f.casoria@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Increased ability to give a (good) presentation (enhanced presentation skills).
Description
The presentation skills training program focuses on creative ways of presenting information. In general, students in their final year of undergraduate education have used PowerPoint on numerous occasions for various courses. The training in this skills course focuses on different communication techniques. Some examples follow.

Pecha Kucha: a timed presentation using pictures. Students learn to time their presentation and respect deadline of 20 seconds per slide. Requires good preparation.

Elevator Speech: few minutes to draw someone's attention to an issue, aiming at establishing a future appointment with the interlocutor and tell him/her more. Students learn to be concise and effective.

TED talk: combines story-telling, the use of catchphrases, metaphors, analogies, maintaining the audience's interest. Learning objective: the power of words and presence on stage.

PowerPoint is a support but how you convey your information is of paramount importance.
Literature
Reading booklet, provided on Eleum.
Prerequisites
No specific knowledge required.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Assignment
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Attendance / Participation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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