CRS 325 presents the conceptual and practical dimensions of formal presentations in organizational settings. Analysis, adaptation, strategic arrangement, development of ideas, and verbal and nonverbal presentation skills are examined.

This course breaks down the skills needed to present a proper image, and reflects on many other elements of communication also required for good speaking. This course builds a solid understanding of the fundamentals of public presentations and of how to competently and flexibly employ these skills so that a speaker can adjust selected topics to specific audiences.

Specific Goals

The specific goals of this course are to understand and apply:

  • The basic principles of effective presentational speaking.
  • The principles of audience and message analysis.
  • Basic understanding of persuasion and other relevant skills to speaking.
  • Application of these skills in appropriate business situations.