EC5 Presentation Goals and 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 competency in delivery skills introduced in EC4 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.
Objective 1.3: Design and make effective use of appropriate visuals, including the graphic representation of quantitative data, to support the communication of the message This also includes the use of 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 2: Demonstrate appropriate presentation content and structure.

Objective 2.1: Show understanding of the basic problem solution genre in a presentation format.
Objective 2.2: Find, interpret, and incorporate data appropriate to the presentation topic and genre.
Objective 2.3: Organise the content effectively. This includes a description of the problem, its negative consequence, causes and a solution.
Objective 2.4: Use organisational techniques such as signposting and transitions to guide the audience through the logic of the presentation.
Objective 2.5: Develop appropriate strategies to help the anticipated audience to understand complex ideas and unfamiliar vocabulary necessary for discussing the topic.

Goal 3: Demonstrate the ability to make an effective contribution to a group effort.
Goal 4: Effectively address questions or comments from the audience during or after the presentation.

Objective 4.1: Use appropriate strategies and language to solicit and respond to questions from the audience.
Objective 4.2: Answer questions where possible, refer them to other members of the team or deflect them.

Goal 4: Effectively address questions or comments from the audience during or after the presentation.
Updated 2018.02.15