Course Details

Presentation Skills

Academic Year 2022/23

NZB013 course is part of 6 study plans

NPC-GK Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIV Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIK Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIM Summer Semester 1st year

NPC-SIR Winter Semester 1st year

NPC-SIS Winter Semester 1st year

Practical mastery of presentation skills, theoretical introduction to complex preparation of a presentation, presentation of general or specialised topic from the field of civil engineering, giving individual and group feedback, art of giving the effective feedback, increasing the effectiveness of presentations for professionals and general public, structuring the content of a speech with respect to factors affecting the perception of speaker, knowledge of types of nonverbal communication, principles of a high-quality speech, effective introduction and conclusion of a presentation, presentation mastering academic language, effort becoming a better presenter.

Course Guarantor

RNDr. Ing. Jaroslav Lindr, Ph.D.

Institute

Institute of Social Sciences

Objective

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

Knowledge

Knowledge of ethic principles and their connections with management. Understanding of human change in firm culture, manager´s personality and firm strategy.

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the topic of presentation skills. Selection of a theme of spoken presentation.
2. Assessment criteria for the presentations. Evaluation reports. Stage fright and relaxation techniques. Coping of presentation nervousness.
3. Emotional intelligence. Empathy and its importance in interpersonal and presentation communication. Working with the audience.
4. The role of self-knowledge and self-monitoring in communication. Critics and praise in communication. Grammar exercises.
5. Basics of nonverbal communication and presentation preparation. Analysis of the most common mistakes in speech in terms of nonverbal communication.
6. Beginning with the presentation. Effective introduction and conclusion.
7. Basics of verbal communication. Voice preparation and rhetoric. Czech in the speech. Presentation academic language.
8. Types of presentations (informative, persuasive and improvising) and their specifics. The presentation of results for the professionals and general public.
9. Software support of presentations. Presentation tools and their appropriate using. Visual aids, optimal work with them.
10. Ethics and etiquette from the view of presentation situations. Becoming a better presenter.
11. Specifics of presentations of civil engineering disciplines. Tips for a proper presentation. The rhetorical triangle.
12. Specifics of team presentations. The role of the individual in a presenting group.
13. Presentation of printed material. Summary of knowledge.

Prerequisites

The subject extends knowledge and skills gained in the course of secondary education, interest in the presentation theory is welcomed, knowledge of general psychology, experience of presenting, recognising other speakers' presentation, motivation to self-presentation skills improving.

Language of instruction

Czech

Credits

2 credits

Semester

summer

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

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

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/255144

Lecture

13 weeks, 1 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. Introduction to the topic of presentation skills. Selection of a theme of spoken presentation.
2. Assessment criteria for the presentations. Evaluation reports. Stage fright and relaxation techniques. Coping of presentation nervousness.
3. Emotional intelligence. Empathy and its importance in interpersonal and presentation communication. Working with the audience.
4. The role of self-knowledge and self-monitoring in communication. Critics and praise in communication. Grammar exercises.
5. Basics of nonverbal communication and presentation preparation. Analysis of the most common mistakes in speech in terms of nonverbal communication.
6. Beginning with the presentation. Effective introduction and conclusion.
7. Basics of verbal communication. Voice preparation and rhetoric. Czech in the speech. Presentation academic language.
8. Types of presentations (informative, persuasive and improvising) and their specifics. The presentation of results for the professionals and general public.
9. Software support of presentations. Presentation tools and their appropriate using. Visual aids, optimal work with them.
10. Ethics and etiquette from the view of presentation situations. Becoming a better presenter.
11. Specifics of presentations of civil engineering disciplines. Tips for a proper presentation. The rhetorical triangle.
12. Specifics of team presentations. The role of the individual in a presenting group.
13. Presentation of printed material. Summary of knowledge.

Exercise

13 weeks, 1 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1. Communication and rhetoric at present, its usage in professional praxis and personal life.
2. Principles of empathy in communication. Social stereotypes and particularly the effect of the first impression, group activity.
3. The principles of good public speech. Diction, respiration, phonation and articulation.
4. Preparation of content and form of speech. Principles of communication among people.
5. Linguistic and stylistic aids. Speaker's personality. Czech language in speeches.
6. Nonverbal means and speaker's celebrity.
7. Structuring the construction of rhetorical speech. Quality of public speeches. Individual types of public, monologues and dialogic speeches in praxis.
8. Trial of acquired knowledge and skills by the test of rhetorical self-reflection and public speeches (using a video). Public presentation of students.
9. Public presentations of students. Analysis of successes and failures, feedback.
10. Public presentations of students. Analysis of successes and failures, feedback.
11. Public presentations of students. Analysis of successes and failures, feedback.
12. Public presentations of students. Analysis of successes and failures, feedback.
13. Public presentations of students. Analysis of successes and failures, feedback.