This course aims to give you a clear insight into what constitutes effective oral and written business communication in a fast-paced global business environment, and provides you with the opportunity to develop your own workplace communication skills.
The course is highly interactive and task-oriented. Case analyses, simulations, written assignments and individual and team presentations will allow you to practise the theories and key concepts introduced during the course. Peer and lecturer feedback will give you a clear picture of your present communication skills, and an indication of how you can enhance your performance.
Place your A4 Individual Critical Appraisal here. Due 5pm Monday 19 October. The feedback sheets you received following your team presentation + the video of your team presentation should assist your appraisal/reflection. The video was made available to you and your team members on Tuesday 13 October via GoogleDrive and you should have received an email informing you of this via your Google email account (the majority of you seem to have a Google account). Please let me know if you haven't been able to access/view the video.
Place your final Strategy Outline & Slide Presentation here. You should also bring a copy (of the Strategy Outline) to class in Session 6 and give it to your teacher before your presentation. This will be helpful for your teacher to have while you present.
Place your team's draft strategy outline & draft set of slides here - so your teacher can offer feedback during your consultation session on Monday 5 October.
Once you have completed the text required in your in-class test, save it and place it here. Make sure you have included your name.
A2: Persuasive presentation strategy outline is due by 5pm on Wednesday 16 September. This outline is worth 10%. Please submit it here.
The final version of this group assignment is due 12 midday Monday 21 September. Please submit it here.
Here you will find all the extra teaching inputs and articles.
Here you will find detailed instructions for assignments 1,2 and 4. Assignment 3 is the in-class test.
Assignments at a glance
A1: Written request (25%). Deadlines: 14.09 (draft); 21.09 (final version)
This group assignment requires you to analyse a communication situation (10%) and to write a persuasive request (15%) to top management.
A2: Persuasive presentation (20%). Deadlines: 14.09 (outline); 21.09 (pres.); 28.09 (reflection)
This individual assignment requires you to prepare and give a short 6-8 minute persuasive presentation to fellow classmates. You will be graded on two deliverables: a strategy outline (10%) and a reflection paper (10%).
A3: In-class closed book test (20%): 28.09. This closed-book test will be based on chapters 1, 3 & 4 of the Munter course textbook.
A4: Persuasive team presentation (25%). Deadlines: Midday 05.10 (outline & preview slide); 12.10 (presentation); 19.10 (appraisal)
In groups, you will give a 15-minute persuasive presentation (15%). You will also write a one-page critical evaluation (single-spaced) of your presentation (10%).