COM560 - Effective Presentation Skills

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Subject Title
Effective Presentation Skills

Subject Description
This course will focus on the theory and practice of speaking effectively to an audience. We will study the elements of effective presentations so that you can confidently write and deliver a good speech. We will read and discuss a variety of speeches and texts, and analyze how various kinds of audiences react and hear. At the same time, we will work to improve your abiity to speak through lots of practice and exercises in enunciation, projection, body language, gesture and facial expression. Powerful presentations don't just happen: they are created by people who have invested time and effort in them. The goal of this course is to enable you to speak to any audience without panic and with impact. 

Credit Status
One Liberal Studies elective in category one.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to

-   understand the fundamentals of effective public speaking
-   analyze potential audiences and speaking situations
-   research, write and deliver an effective presentation
-   demonstrate personal improvements in vocal range (tone, volume, control, projection, expression)
-   speak more confidently in front of others

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.