MFD204 - Professional Presentation Skills

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Subject Title
Professional Presentation Skills

Subject Description
Good communication skills are among the top criteria listed by employers today. This subject provides a step-by-step approach to presenting yourself and your ideas more professionally in the workplace. Whether prepared or impromptu, one-on-one, in a small group or with a large audience, this subject will help you to understand your audience, clarify your ideas and organize your thoughts effectively, and acquire the techniques of presenting more confidently and persuasively in any situation.

Credit Status
Pre-Media (Media & Communications Fundamentals) Certificate Program

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

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think and speak extemporaneously “on your feet”.
  2. Practice teamwork and problem-solving in a small group situation.
  3. Research and analyze content in a manner appropriate for the topic and the timing of the delivery.
  4. Research and analyze the content for the purpose of creating an appropriate presentation to complement the topic. Organize and develop ideas into a solid framework for presentation, thereby learning to present content in multiple formats. Effectively use (audio and) visual aids to support presentations.
  5. Research and analyze an audience; customize – and revise – a presentation accordingly.
  6. Apply “look and listen” skills as a vital part of communication and presentation.
  7. Use and recognize effective body language in the presentation of ideas.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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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.