ECS-65700 Presentation Skills


Credits 1.50

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)M van den Berg
Lecturer(s)S Nortier
MSc. L Huijgen
drs. FL Roschar
SM Zijlstra MSc
Examiner(s)S Nortier

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The course offers students the possibility to practice the skills that are necessary to deliver a persuasive presentation in an international setting. It gives tools for observing and assessing any presentation and the presenters skills. The students have a central role during these meetings: they will present themselves and give each other feedback. During the first session several aspects of persuasiveness, nervousness and (scientific) structure are discussed and practiced. During the last two sessions each student will deliver a presentation of 10 minutes. The presentations will be video-taped for the purpose of self-reflection.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- show different tools to make a 10 minute presentation interesting for an audience;
- interact with the audience;
- give a well-structured presentation;
- use visual aids that support a presentation;
- show responsibility for his/her own learning process;
- contribute to the learning process of other students.


During the sessions you will do various exercises on aspects of presentation skills. Furthermore you practice and discuss presentation skills with the help of your own learning goals. When you give two presentations of 10 minutes you will receive feedback on your own presentations from fellow students and teachers and you will give feedback on presentations of fellow students. After the sessions you will write a self-evaluation paper in which you reflect on your strong and weak points, learning goals and experiences and create a future focus.


Students performance will be assessed:
-by the degree of preparation, presenting and giving feedback (50%);
-by the quality of a personal reflection paper in which the student reflects on his/her strong and weak points, learning goals and experiences, and future focus (50%).
Active participation in the course is prerequisite for passing.


A study guide will be provided.