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University of Washington

Business English: Making Presentations

University of Washington via Coursera

Overview

This course teaches you language and techniques that will help you make effective presentations in English. The final task is to develop a well-organized, persuasive presentation using charts and graphs that sells your city as a venue.

The course focuses on students who have an intermediate level of English, with a minimum of two years of formal language study.

Course Learning Objectives

• Present information in an organized and engaging way
• Share data in charts and graphs
• Use persuasive language in a presentation

Syllabus

  • Giving Effective Presentations
    • Week 1 is an overview of giving effective presentations. You will see examples of good and bad presentations and what mistakes to avoid.
  • Referring to Data and Describing Visuals
    • Week 2 is all about the visuals in presentations – any slides or graphics that you will use to support your presentation. This includes more work on describing charts and graphs clearly.
  • Persuasive Language in Marketing
    • Week 3 week focuses on using persuasive language in presentations, which should help you if you have to market anything from a product to a plan you’re presenting to your boss.
  • Putting it all Together
    • In Week 4, you will prepare and present a short presentation for your colleagues.

Taught by

Daphne Mackey and Richard Moore

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