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Business Presentations

Course Number:

70345


Faculty

Julia Deems, jgd@andrew.cmu.edu


Joseph Rudman, jr20@andrew.cmu.edu


Ronald Placone, rplacone@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

Undergraduate Business


Course Description

In this course, students prepare, present, discuss, and critique the different oral presentations currently practiced in business. Topics include developing verbal and physical presence; planning presentations based on audience needs and expectations; projecting personal credibility, professionalism, and appropriate emotional responses; and using various multi-media technology. Assignments and cases will cover informative and persuasive presentations, which will vary from term to term and may include talks such as formal public introductions; explanations of policy and/or procedures; employee training sessions; state-of-the-company addresses; sales presentations; team-driven strategic plans; public interviews with a hostile press; and talks on other more free-ranging topics.

Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Pre-requisites

None