Presentation Skills - AB501046
Title: Presentation Skills
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Pavelková Hana Mgr. Ph.D.
Examination dates   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
The course develops speaking and presenting skills and professional lexis for students on the B1-B2 CEFR level. Attention will be paid to the structure and organization of ideas, a wide range of strategies and techniques and their effective implementation, the language of presentations, and its functions in various contexts. Students will minimize their weak points and develop strengths. The course focuses on practical training and individual performance development. A rich database of resources is given to learn from. Covered topics include Structure and Organization, Balancing verbal and non-verbal, Voice and Intonation, Props, Slide design, Notes and Handouts.
Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)

Selected chapters from

R: Powell, M. (2011): Dynamic Presentations, CUP

R: Reynolds, Garr. (2020): Presentation Zen, Pearson Education,3rd edition,. ISBN: 978-0-321-81198-1

A: Duarte, N.: Slide:ology ISBN: 978-0-596-52234 and

A:Tips on making presentations:[5.3.2016]

A: A. Cuddy, A.: Your body language shapes who you are


A: R: Grussendorf, M. (2008): English for Presentations, ISBN: 978-80-7238-611-6

A: A. Rose (2020): PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes: How to make effective PowerPoint presentations using a PC, Amazon, ISBN: 978-1641880435

A: S. Evergreen (2019): Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data, Amazon, ISBN: 978-1544350882

Last update: Scholleová Hana (16.12.2021)

1. What makes a good presentation?

2. Design and delivery

3. Structure

4. Context and obstacles

5. Speech: language and communication „contract“

6. Speech: the power of a story

7. Power point and other tools

8. Listening, exploring, assembling

9. Notes and handouts

10. Nervousness and body language

11. Interaction

12. Q&A strategies

13. Avoiding common mistakes

14. Revision and final practice

Last update: Botek Marek (20.01.2020)
Course completion requirements

Pro-active participation, delivering short practice assignments and a final presentation

Last update: Hřebačková Monika (09.02.2021)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0.2 6
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.3 8
Účast na seminářích 1 28
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