EC4 Presentation Goals & Objectives

Oral presentations are concerned with communicating a message to an audience. This course introduces students to basic skills needed to do this. Students give three presentations in the course with each consecutive presentation building on the skills learned for the previous presentation.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to do the following:

Goal 1: Demonstrate appropriate communication skills for an oral presentation.

Objective 1.1: Make effective use of verbal delivery skills, including voice projection, intonation, stress, pausing, volume and silence.
Objective 1.2: Make effective use of non-verbal delivery skills, including posture, eye contact and gestures.

Goal 2: Use appropriate visuals to support the communication of a presentation’s message.

Objective 2.1: Design and select appropriate presentation slides for each part of the message.
Objective 2.2: Create effective and appropriate graphical representations of quantitative data used in presentations.
Objective 2.3: Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal cues to draw attention to the visuals, highlight specific aspects of them and integrate them into the presentation’s message.

Goal 3: Demonstrate appropriate presentation content and structure.

Objective 3.1: Organise presentation content effectively to convey the intended message.
Objective 3.2: Use appropriate language to transition from one idea to the next and show connections between ideas.
Objective 3.3: Develop appropriate strategies to help the anticipated audience to understand complex ideas and unfamiliar vocabulary.

Updated 2018.02.15