In the world of international business, the ability to effectively communicate a message and make a professional presentation is indispensable. In this course you will “learn –by-doing” how to give an effective presentation in a variety of different contexts and to a variety of different audiences. The course will focus on how to get your message across in English, including how to make an appropriate introduction, how to organize information, how to assess and connect with your audience, how to create effective visual support materials, how to close a presentation and how to survive a question and answer session.
Participants will be video taped several times during the semester and feedback will be given both by the instructor and by peers. You will make both individual and group presentations. Cultural differences in communication style and strategies for addressing diverse audiences will also be explored.
- Professor: Barbara Boldt