Presentation Skill

Topics: Communication, Microsoft PowerPoint, Presentation Pages: 6 (1514 words) Published: May 12, 2013
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Department: | School of Management|
Course Number: | BUSM 1500|
Course Title:| Business Presentation Skills| Credits:| 3|

Semester Year:| 201320| Section:| A01|
Days:| M/T/W/TH| Hours:| 12:30 – 14:20|
Classroom:| B 254| | |

Instructor Contact
Name: Ron | Ron Velin, BAA, MSOD| Phone:| 778-867-1578| Office:| B 029 0| Email:||
Office Hours:| Mondays 10:30 – 12:00Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:15| | | E-mails will be answered within 24 hours during weekdays
You may also call me on my cell number (provided above) if it is an urgent matter. When you email or leave a telephone message, make sure to provide your full name, student number and which section you are in. Without this information, important details cannot always be provided to you.

Course Description
This course will develop the communication skills to prepare students to act effectively in a range of practical business situations. It will include skill development in managing meetings, public speaking and interpersonal communications in a business setting. Students will be required to develop presentations using PowerPoint.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcome| Measurement|
Deliver an effective informative/reporting presentation.| All presentation exercises and assignments.| Deliver presentations on short notice and answer audience questions effectively. | Impromptu presentations.| Develop and deliver effective team presentations.  Increased ability to work in a team and complete a team project.| Team presentation assignment.| Engage an audience effectively.| All assignments.|

Effectively use communications skills to sell an idea, sell a product or service, sell yourself| Informative, Sales and Team presentations as well as Professional Introduction presentation.| Prepare and utilize visual aids effectively.| Sales and Team presentations.| Identify strengths and areas of improvement in your presentation style and skills on an ongoing basis.| All assignments.|

No prerequisites.

University Transferability
Refer to for transferability and whether credits are assigned or unassigned.

Required Textbooks
Articles and hand-outs distributed (in class and on MyLangara) throughout the semester are considered required reading.

Recommended Readings and Resources
Students studying business should read widely and be comfortable accessing the Internet for research purposes. The Globe and Mail National Post
Harvard Business Review Canadian Business
Fast Company Business 2.0
Wired MagazineBC Business
Carnegie, D. Public Speaking For Success. (2006, or any edition will be useful). TED web site: 1000 presentations from a diverse group on a wide range of topics. Most are less than 20 minutes. Presentations are from the annual (and global) TED conferences.

Students are expected to regularly check Langara’s Desire2Learn/MyLangara platform for posted readings, assignments, quizzes, and messages from the instructor. All PowerPoints, readings, quizzes and assignments will be available on MyLangara.

Grade Allocation
Impromptu Presentations (3 x 1 ½ - 2 min. – pass/no pass)10%
Professional Introductions (2 x 2 min., 10%, 10%)20%
Informative Presentations (2 x 5 min., 10%, 15%)25%
Sales Presentations (with PowerPoint) (2 x 6 min., 10%, 15%)25%

Team Presentation (w/Powerpoint)(10% Individual / 10% Team)20%...
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