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Oral Presentation Skills

Module name (EN): Oral Presentation Skills
Degree programme: Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011
Module code: MST.RPR
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Final student presentation (approx. 20 min.)
Curricular relevance:
KI520 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 5, mandatory course
MST.RPR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, optional course, non-technical
MST.RPR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, optional course, non-technical
MST.RPR Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, optional course, non-technical
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dr. Peter Ludwig
Lecturer: Dr. Peter Ludwig

[updated 01.04.2003]
Learning outcomes:
The aim of this course is broaden, deepen and consolidate the students’ skills in the following areas:
- Finding and strengthening your personal style of communication
- Developing and strengthening your own rhetorical skills
- Structuring and coordinating information
- Assessing communication partners and communicative situations
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Deploying presentation techniques effectively

[updated 13.03.2007]
Module content:
1. Communication concepts
2. Elocution and oratory
3. Reading aloud, breathing and pitch exercises, speaking freely
4. Organizational preparation, gathering materials, written preparation
5. Intonation
6. “Verbal thought”
7. The beginning and end, phraseology and style (part 1)
8. Phraseology and style (part 2)
9. Visualization
10. Argumentation, figures of speech, agreement, slip-ups, communication
11. Telephoning, asking questions, negotiating and selling
12. Discussions, group moderation, meetings
13. Handling and resolving conflicts

[updated 13.03.2007]
Recommended or required reading:
SCHULZ VON THUN F., Miteinander reden Bd. 1 ... 3, Rowohlt, 1981
SCHULZ VON THUN F., RUPPEL J., STRATMANN R., Miteinander reden. Kommunikationspsychologie für Führungskräfte, Rowohlt, 1981
WATZLAWICK P., BEAVIN J.H., JACKSON D.D., Menschliche Kommunikation. Formen, Störungen, Paradoxien, Huber, 2000

[updated 13.03.2007]
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