Credits: 3

Schedule: 31.10.2019 - 05.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Bruce Oreck

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II 2018–19 (autumn) Töölö campus
II 2019–20 (autumn) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This is a verbal communications skills course.  Each participant will become a more powerful, more memorable and more effective public speaker.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is intended to create lasting proficiency in the verbal communication skills necessary to be a more effective leader, entrepreneur or marketer. Each student will get intensive training focusing on

This a PARTICIPATORY course.  Every student will prepare, present, critique and be critiqued weekly.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Grading will be based

25% on brief but essential weekly written submissions;
25% based on the student’s performance measured against his or her peers in the class;
and 50% based on the student’s improvement over the term of the course.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will be actively participating through each classroom session. To excel in this class students should expect to spend 1 hour/ week practicing outside the class. (Due to only 6 sessions, students should attend at least ⅚ sessions.)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Material will be drawn from current events, students personal events, matters relating to improvisation will be by their nature random topics/ issues where surprise is the critical attribute.

Outside reading is not mandatory, students can choose between a immense amount of material on public speaking.
Success in this course comes from learning by doing.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is recommended for students who have completed the basic storytelling class. (23E85000 Storytelling - a Narrative Approach for Entrepreneurship)

Any student who has not taken the prior course who wishes to take this course is adviced to discuss this in advance with the course instructor.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.


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