Oral Communication in the Scientific and Technological Environment

  • LECTURER: To be confirmed
  • AFFILIATION: To be confirmed

Outline

In this seminar, the particularities of academic and professional oral presentations in scientific and technical settings will be analysed. The course will be divided into three parts:

  1. In the first one, we will discuss about the importance of taking the audience into accoun when preparing the presentation, and how this will guide some decisions regarding content and structure
  2. In the second part we will focus on the three main parts of a presentation (motivation, body and conclusions) and start preparing a presentation.
  3. Finally, we will deal with visual elements, body language, voice power and Q&A time.

Assessment Method

The students will be asked to improvise some parts of the presentation during the course, and will have to prepare and record a short presentation of 5-7 minutes to be assessed by the tutors.

Timetable

To be confirmed

Lecture Theatre

A-6205

Tuition Language

English.