Course detail

Presentation Skills

FAST-CZ057Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course provides practical mastery of presentation skills. Students will learn the theory of complex preparation of the presentation at the lectures and at the seminars they will present specialized topic from field of civil engineering. Students are provided with group and individual feedback based on which students can enhance the effectiveness of their presentations for professionals and the general public. We will demonstrate how to structure the content of our speech with regard to important factors that affect the perception of the speaker - the curve of your audience's attention and nonverbal forms communication.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be able to present chosen topic before audience.
Student will know principles of good public speech. Student will know principles of making good visual presentation.
Student will prepare and perform presentation and will get feedback for his/her presentation.
Students will write an essay according to all standards (own creative work, extent, good quotes according to ISO 690).

Prerequisites

No special knowledge is needed, except those gained on a High school (about human communication). Knowledge of basics from general and social psychology is invited.

Co-requisites

Knowledge of rhetorics: functioning of speech apparatus, work and practice with speaking apparatus.
Knowledge of non-verbal communication: body movement, gestures, facial expressions, intonation.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Explanation is taught by word-teaching method in the form of lectures. Theoretical topics are enriched with additional material (in Moodle). Every student will prepare one's presentation on the chosen topic, present that and will get the feedback.
Student will create an essay on a chosen topic.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students will create a presentation (about 10 minutes) on a selected topic.
The presentation will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. compliance with time requirements
2. work with text (one's own text, just reading is not enough)

Student will create an essay on a chosen topic.
Essay will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. compliance with prescribed extent
2. one's own creative work, good quotes according to ISO 690

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the topic. Selection of a theme for spoken presentation.
2. Assessment criteria for the presentations. Stage fright and relaxation techniques.
3. Emotional intelligence. Empathy and its role in interpersonal communication.
4. The role of self-knowledge and self-monitoring in communication. Criticism and praise in communication.
5. Basics of the nonverbal communication. Principles of appropriate verbal and nonverbal expression. Beginning with the presentation.
6. Analysis of the most common mistakes in speech in terms of nonverbal communication .
7. Verbal communication, public speech. Rhetorics. Physiology of the speech act. Work and exercise with speech organs.
8. Types of presentations (informative, persuasing and improvised) and their specifics. Work with the audience. Presentation of the results on the professional and lay level.
9. Software support of presentations. Presentation tools and their appropriate use.
10. Ethics and etiquette in terms of presentation situations.
11. Specifics of presentations of civil engineering disciplines.
12. Specifics of team presentations. The role of the individual in the working group.
13. Presentation of printed materials. Written communication.

Aims

Orientation in subject, ability to aplicate of knowledge, information and practises in professional and personal life.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch M , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch V , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the topic. Selection of a theme for spoken presentation.
2. Assessment criteria for the presentations. Stage fright and relaxation techniques.
3. Emotional intelligence. Empathy and its role in interpersonal communication.
4. The role of self-knowledge and self-monitoring in communication. Criticism and praise in communication.
5. Basics of the nonverbal communication. Principles of appropriate verbal and nonverbal expression. Beginning with the presentation.
6. Analysis of the most common mistakes in speech in terms of nonverbal communication .
7. Verbal communication, public speech. Rhetorics. Physiology of the speech act. Work and exercise with speech organs.
8. Types of presentations (informative, persuasing and improvised) and their specifics. Work with the audience. Presentation of the results on the professional and lay level.
9. Software support of presentations. Presentation tools and their appropriate use.
10. Ethics and etiquette in terms of presentation situations.
11. Specifics of presentations of civil engineering disciplines.
12. Specifics of team presentations. The role of the individual in the working group.
13. Presentation of printed materials. Written communication.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction. Basic description of the presentation preparation. Principles of feedback.
2. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
3. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
4. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
5. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
6. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
7. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
8. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
9. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
10. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
11. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
12. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback.
13. The practical part of the course: an individual performance and a feedback. Feedback for the work of students.