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Business Presentations

Course Number:

70345


Faculty

Julia Deems, jgd@andrew.cmu.edu


Ronald Placone, rplacone@andrew.cmu.edu


Evelyn Pierce, emp@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

Undergraduate Business


Concentrations

Communications


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