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Oral Presentation Winter

This event is part of series:

February 11, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Dominic J Wang

III:  Oral Presentation

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Winter Session: Thursdays, February 11 - March 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm

The course focuses on building effective presentation skills with attention to pronunciation and rhetorical considerations, impromptu speaking skills, use of visuals and managing Questions & Answers from an audience. Presentations will be video-recorded for analysis and instructor feedback. Assignments will include pronunciation exercises, review of self-recorded presentations, self-evaluations, and meeting with the instructor for review of pronunciation and presentation feedback.

Course topics:

  • Word stress and intonation patterns
  • Elements of effective delivery styles
  • Rhetorical considerations in organizing content
  • Effective visuals
  • Impromptu speaking skills
  • Audience awareness and rapport, and
  • Q/A management

By the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • Recognize their own presentation style and improve their delivery
  • See improvement in pronunciation, word stress and word choice
  • Learn the common strategies used by public speakers to engage an audience and manage Q&As