Module 1 - Communication and Presentation Techniques

 

Date & Time

Monday April 28, 2014 - from 6 pm to 9.15 pm

Venue

Lecture Room V2, second floor, building S9, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Ghent.

Speaker

Tom De Moor from the University Language Centre (UCT, UGent) is invited to talk about this topic.

Tom De Moor studied Germanic philology (English and Dutch) at UGent. Afterwards, he broadened his linguistic background with the basics of marketing and HR-management during an extra master programme in Cultural Management at Universiteit Antwerpen. After a final master year in Comparative Modern Literature (UGent), he started teaching at the UCT. There, he does not focus on one single aspect of English education, but works within several programmes, ranging from practical evening courses to conference and writing skills sessions for academics. In 2009, he also taught a course of Economic English for students in the first bachelor year of Economics.

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Description

This module focuses on refining presentations and making them more goal-oriented in a professional context. Efficient presentations start from a thorough preparation using questions such as: Why am I giving this presentation? Who is my target audience? What outcome do I pursue? What is my key message?

Furthermore, we consider strategies for gaining and keeping attention during a presentation. We also focus on the importance of a clear structure and well-organized visuals. Moreover, professional communication will be addressed briefly, by examining the typical English communicative courtesy and zooming in on conventions and stock phrases in emails and letters.

Target audience

Master students, doctoral students and young employees in all scientific branches, such as Natural Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, (Bioscience) Engineering, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, ...

Prerequisites

None

Fee and Registration

The registration fee amounts to 10 EUR.

To enrol please send us a filled out registration form.