BTC340 Course Outline

Course Code: BTC340
Course Name: Business Presentations
Offered Date: Fall - 2017 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course focuses on solo and team presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences. The planning, preparation, delivery, and follow-up techniques for individual and team presentations will be studied, as well as the choice and use of visual aids. Techniques to handle delays, questions, and hostility will be reviewed. Topics and case situations will be drawn from the field of software development, and other industries<br>Prerequisite: BTC140 or equivalent
Credit Status: Mandatory course in the computer software development program
Prerequisite: BTC240
Mode of Instruction: 3 hours interactive lecture per week.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- analyze different audiences and their communication needs;
- develop a plan that allows for the recognition of ethical, social, and time constraints;
- demonstrate computer skills through the completion of internal and client documents required for formal presentations to a client;
- create presentations for a variety of audiences using various tools and techniques;
- create visual aids and/or handouts for presentations, using computer technology where appropriate;
- critique presentations using a standard critique sheet;
- demonstrate effective presentation delivery skills, suitably handling questions, interruptions, and
- demonstrate effective participation and communication in a team-learning environment;
- choose to anticipate, address, and defuse conflict within teams;
- evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of presentations made by software, hardware, and
service providers.
Topic Outline:
  •     Preparing to present - 30%
    •         Setting presentation goals
    •         Dealing with presentation anxiety
    •         The value of effective listening skills
    •         Effective criticism
    •         Knowing your audience
  •     Delivering the presentations - 35%
    •         Effective and ineffective presentations
    •         Finding the right style
    •         Strong introductions and conclusions
    •         Voice projection
    •         Body language
    •         Visual aids
  •     Different presentations for different circumstances - 35%
    •         The expository presentation
    •         The persuasive presentation
    •         Group Presentations
    •         Speaking at meetings
Prescribed Text(s):
  • Focus on Presentations by P. Lovrick - Thomson Nelson; ISBN 0-17-641539-4
Reference Material:
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments
  •     Pass the final exam
  •     Pass the weighted average of the exam and all other assessments
Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Exercises - participation and team collaboration 60%
Team presentations 20%
Final solo presentation 20%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
Discrimination and Harassment:
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Accomodation for Students with Disabilities
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