Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


By the end of the course, you will be able to
1. Understand that impactful public speaking is a skill that can be learned rather than a natural
trait that you either have or don't have
2. Identify a strong communication strategy for your presentations and pitches
3. Plan and deliver impactful relational, informational, promotional and transformational
4. Use nonverbal communication in a way that supports your message
5. Feel more comfortable on the stage, both online and offline

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2022 - 10.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Christa Uusi-Rauva

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Christa Uusi-Rauva

050-470 4003

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    In the business context, the need to give presentations and pitches concerns nearly everybody. At the same time, most presentations fail to engage the audience in a way that would encourage them to truly listen to the speaker.

    In this course, we will look at tools and techniques to enhance your ability to inspire and convince your audience regardless of the context. And, perhaps more importantly, we will look at ways in which you can feel more comfortable on the stage, both online and offline, because this will greatly help you in having meaningful encounters with the audience.

    The course is highly interactive and gives you several opportunities to develop your skills. The exercises used in the course combine key insight from the business context with improvisation methods used by actors to give you a solid foundation for impactful public speaking. Due to the nature of the course, attendance is compulsory to all class sessions.

  • applies in this implementation

    See MyCourses

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Compulsory attendance and active participation in lectures.


    Class contribution

    All assignments are graded on a 0-5 scale.

  • applies in this implementation

    Relational presentation

    Informational presentation (5+10%)

    Promotional team presentation (20%)

    Movie speech (20%)

    Pecha Kucha presentation (15%)

    Reflection paper (20%)

    Class contribution (10%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching (24 h)
    Independent work (136 h)
    Total 160h

  • applies in this implementation

    Contact teaching (24 h)
    Independent work (136 h)
    Total 160h


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    All materials provided in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

Details on the schedule