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Public Speaking For The It Professional

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This course provides students with a foundation in public speaking focusing on how effective oral presentations are developed and delivered among information technology professionals. 



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Digital Presentations – Uses of Technology for Delivery

    • Develop a strategy for adapting a presentation to a digital delivery method.
    • Compare various methods for delivering presentations digitally.
    • Describe the challenges of effective communication through a digital medium.

    IT Presentations in Application

    • Analyze various delivery styles of professional It and business leaders.
    • Describe current and future technologies for online meetings and presentations.
    • Describe the impact of blogs, instant messaging, and social media on public presentations.

    Public Speaking, Presentations, and IT Professions

    • Explain the differences between general communication and public speaking in the IT profession.
    • Describe how technology effectively supports a presentation or speech.
    • Describe different types of IT messages where presentations or public speaking are viable methods of communicating.
    • Compare different methods for delivering presentations.

    Preparing and Organizing Your Presentation

    • Describe the audience, purpose, and message of various presentations.
    • Identify techniques for organizing information in a speech or presentation.
    • Demonstrate methods for developing supporting concepts for the body of a presentation.
    • Construct an introduction and conclusion for a speech or presentation.

    Presentations, Language, and Media

    • Identify various forms of media used to support a presentation’s message.
    • Demonstrate effective use of media and other supporting technologies in a presentation.
    • Demonstrate an effective use of language supporting a presentation achieving its purpose.
    • Describe ways to engage the audience during a presentation.
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