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5008379: FU_Communication and Presentation Skills Training

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Semester:WS 20/21
Type:Module/Course/Examination
Language:English
ECTS-Credits:3.0
Scheduled in semester:1-6
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Self-directed study time:69.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers

Curricula

Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2014)
Cross faculty elective subjects (01.09.2014)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2018)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2019)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2020)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2020)

Description

Effective communication requires generosity. By contrast, a "competitive" atmosphere - where ideas are shut down, and where each person attempts to block the other or seeks to raise their profile at the cost of the others - is enemy number one for successful communication. Trust can be created when people are free to assume that their ideas and opinions will be given a ready ear, will be taken seriously, and that others may pick up the ideas so that innovation may occur. The "yes, and" principle is, therefore, one key to successful communication, teamwork and innovation.
Of paramount importance for every communication and presentation is also the personality of the speaker, which can create an atmosphere of trust and real interest. Body language plays a very important part and, very often, is used only unconsciously. Usually, "Status" is connected with a certain position or power, which someone enjoys in an organization or in society. However, in everyday life, we constantly play with our personal Status, which is somewhat independent from our professional Status. Everyone prefers a certain Status. By raising your own Status, you gain more authority and assertiveness. By lowering your own Status, thereby increasing the Status of someone else, you convey empathy and sympathy. Both raising and lowering your own Status are important and useful in different situations. Students will learn their preferred status and how to change it, when appropriate.
In this course, students will improve their communication and presentation skills, working with the methods of improvisational theater to also enhance their spontaneity, creativity and ability to deal with unknown situations.

Learning Outcomes

The participants

  • will become familiar with the "yes and" principle as the key to successful communication, teamwork and innovation.
  • professionalize their appearance and learn how to present their ideas using authentic voice, language and body language.
  • sharpen their perception of non-verbal communication.
  • learn more about their own status when communicating with other people, and learn to alter it as necessary
  • develop strategies on dealing with difficult participants during communication and presentations.
  • enhance their spontaneity, creativity and ability to deal with unknown situations.

Qualifications

Lectures Method

  • Presentations with feedback
  • Group work
  • Video recording
  • Exercises from improvisational theater
  • Role Playing

Admission Requirements

Conversational level of English

Literature

Will be announced in class

Materials

will be announced in class

Exam Modalities

Grading

  • Part A: Progress/personal development in exercises, presentations and tasks (50%)
  • Part B: Reflection/analysis of the exercises and presented results in written and in oral form (50%)
  • Part C: Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)

Assessment

Grading

  • Part A: Progress/personal development in exercises, presentations and tasks (50%)
  • Part B: Reflection/analysis of the exercises and presented results in written and in oral form (50%)
  • Part C: Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)

Comments

Cross-faculty elective subject:
Notice the special Multi-stage allocation process.

Exams

  • P-FU_Communication and Presentation Skills Training (WS 20/21, in Planung)