[ 973ISICPMSS19 ] SE Presentation and Moderation Skills

Es ist eine neuere Version 2023W dieser LV im Curriculum Master's programme Joint Master's Program Global Business - Russia/Italy 2023W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
2 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Waldemar Kremser 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites Zulassung zum Masterstudium
Original study plan Master's programme Management 2022W
Objectives This course aims to:

  • Develop and improve presentation skills.
  • Improve body postures and personal stage expression.
  • Learn the perfect pitch (e.g. sales-pitch, elevator pitch and investors pitch).
  • Learn basics of moderation skills.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • LO1: Develop and improve presentation skills in order to do perfect management presentations. [Subject Knowledge]
  • LO2: Presenting various topics within different business situations and contexts [Transferrable Skills]
  • LO3: Analyse and evaluate other people´s presentations. [Transferrable Skills]
  • LO4: Moderate various management meetings in different contexts. [Practical Skills]
  • LO5: Present complicated issues in a short-term presentation (pitch). [Practical Skills]
Subject Presentation and Moderation Skills include:

  • Knowing theoretical basics of management presentations, body language and moderation skills
  • Creating presentation skills with various topics and video analysis
  • Understanding and recognizing body postures and language
  • Knowing different types of presenting various topics
  • Understanding basic communication skills
  • Ability to catch the attention of the audience
  • Learning to focus on the adequate information
  • Combining and distinguishing psychology, sociology and intercultural behaviours
Criteria for evaluation At the end of the course, the students will be able to differentiate the various presentation and moderation methods applied in various settings. The objectivity of presentation depends on demonstrating an enthusiasm in understanding and analysing the audience, delivering the adequate speech and achieving the expected content delivery of the speech. Using necessary and appropriate information and delivering an ad-hoc speech is exercised throughout the course.

There are different stages of assessment in the course: individual presentation with a prior preparation, group assignments and team presentation in concept of a sales pitch and individual presentations without a prior notice to demonstrate the ambivalent topics.

There are clear guidelines on the objective assessment of class participation demonstrating the importance of teamwork and team presentations.

The individual assessments in the course consist of 80% of the final grade.

A maximum of 100 points can be achieved in the seminar. To pass the seminar, students have to acquire at least a passing grade in the following assessment categories:

1.) Presentation of the chosen topic: structure, demonstration of competences concerning content and tools – 60 % individual effort

2.) Presentation of the chosen speech-topic – 20 % individual effort

3.) Sales Pitch – 20 % group effort

  • How to convince the audience
  • Preparation of the sales pitch, tools used
  • Presentation-Time: 3 Minutes max.

Minimum points for positive grading: 50 % of the total grade

Methods The learning and teaching strategy is designed to develop knowledge and understanding in both theoretical and practical perspectives. The course is conducted in three sessions, each focusing on different aspects of presentation and moderation skills improvement. The sessions complement each other in a way to provide the holistic approach and cover all different presentation techniques. In addition, this course also gives insights to prepare and present effectively online. The teaching and learning methods include video analysis throughout the entire course.
Study material Related recent literature regarding the content of the course is suggested in the courses, however a compulsory list is not applicable to the course.

(Other materials can be retrieved from Moodle and/or will be announced in class.)

Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority