Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: COMM5928C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5371 - Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Contact: Sally Parrott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email: sally.parrott@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Webster (Co-ordinator)
Building 80, Level 5 Tel.9925 5458

andrew.webster@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

 

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation

Element:

1. Prepare a presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Plan and document presentation approach and intended outcomes

1.2. Choose presentation strategies, format and delivery methods that match the characteristics of the target audience, location, resources and personnel needed

1.3. Select presentation aids, materials and techniques that suit the format and purpose of the presentation, and will enhance audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas

1.4. Brief others involved in the presentation on their roles/responsibilities within the presentation

1.5. Select techniques to evaluate presentation effectiveness

Element:

2. Deliver a presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Explain and discuss desired outcomes of the presentation with the target audience

2.2. Use presentation aids, materials and examples to support target audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas

2.3. Monitor non-verbal and verbal communication of participants to promote attainment of presentation outcomes

2.4. Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience interest

2.5. Provide opportunities for participants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participant needs and preferences

2.6. Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding

Element:

3. Review the presentation

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Implement techniques to review the effectiveness of the presentation

3.2. Seek and discuss reactions to the presentation from participants or from key personnel involved in the presentation

3.3. Utilise feedback from the audience or from key personnel involved in the presentation to make changes to central ideas presented


Learning Outcomes


Learners will develop communication skills for presenting a range of concepts and ideas. They will learn how to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training, promotions, etc. 


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning experiences are planned for this course including class and online activities,  use of various online databases.


Teaching Schedule

Week

 

Week Commencing

Topics

Assessment

1

Feb 6

Introductions

Schedule,  assessments

Student intros

 

2

Feb 13

Make a Presentation.

Why. Expectations

Brief Assessment One

Deadline Week Six

3

Feb 20

Communication styles

Body Language

 

4

Feb 27

Five things you must know

 

5

Mar 6

 

Structure

Presentations

Brief Assessment Two  -The  Big Debate

6

Mar 13

In class presentations

Assessment One due

 

7

Mar 20

Process

Presentations

 

8

Mar 27

Assessment Two – The Debate.

Assessment Two in class

 

9

April 3

Content.

Presentations.

Brief Assessment Three

10a

April 10a

Verbal, Non-verbal skills

Presentations

 

10b

April 17

Visuals

Presentations.

 

11

April 24

Revision - Workshop assessment Three

 

12

May 1

Revision - Workshop assessment Three

 

13

May 18

Assessment Three presentations.

Assessment Three

14

May 25

Assessment Three presentations.

Assessment Three

15

Jun 1

Assessment Three presentations.

Assessment Three

16

Jun 8

 

Student counselling and feedback.

 

     

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Libbis, Simon. Conveyancing Victoria 2014, Hybrid Press


Other Resources

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.


Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Evidence of the following:

  • preparation, delivery and evaluation of the effectiveness of at least two presentations related to the candidate's occupation or area of interest
  • knowledge of the principles of effective communication.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:  

  • culturally appropriate communication skills to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities
  • facilitation and presentation skills to communicate central ideas of a message in an informative and engaging manner, and to utilise verbal and non-verbal techniques to sustain participant engagement
  • literacy skills to prepare presentation information and to write in a range of styles for different target audiences.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must: 

  • data collection methods that will support review of presentations
  • industry, product/service
  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • privacy laws
  • environmental issues
  • occupational health and safety
  • principles of effective communication
  • range of presentation aids and materials available to support presentations

Assessment Conditions

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • demonstration of preparation, delivery and evaluation of a presentation
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • observation of presentations
  • review of selected presentation aids, materials and techniques
  • review of briefing provided for others involved in the presentation
  • evaluation of techniques implemented to review the effectiveness of the presentation
  • You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Individual presentation

Date handed out:  Week 2                                                           

Date and time due: Week 6

Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually – see note about attendance.

Value: 25% of total.

     

Purpose:

The purpose of this assessment is to demonstrate your knowledge of the principles and strategies of making a presentation. This is of 5 minute duration and ideally incorporates photographs

Students are not to stand and read prepared notes. Techniques will be addressed in class as how to prepare a presentation and students need to practice those techniques prior to presenting

 

 

 

 

Assessment 2: Team Debate

Purpose:

The purpose of this assessment is to demonstrate your ability to both prepare an argument in support of a case, and also to listen and respond to counter-arguments. This will give students valuable preparation, organization and listening skills, as well as public presentation experience.

 

Requirements:

This assessment requires students to participate in a formal debate as part of a three-member team. Students will be assessed individually.

 

IMPORTANT. This assessment will only take place in class in Week 8. All students must be present on that day to participate and receive a grade. The only exception will be students who have applied for and received Special Consideration, according to RMIT policy before the Debate date.

 

Scope:

The recognised rules of debating will apply, and each speaker is to present for between three and four minutes. As in formal debates, each speaker will have a specific role to fill. The teams will be decided in Week 5, and the topics will be finalised at the same time.

 This assessment is worth 35% of the Unit total.

 

Assessment 3: Individual presentation

Purpose:

The purpose of this assessment is for students to demonstrate their presentation skills. This will give students valuable experience in the tasks involved in preparing and delivering a professional presentation, as well as the experience of making the presentation to their peers.

 

Requirements:

Students will be required to make a presentation of between 8 and 10 minutes, with visuals, on a topic to be advised in the brief in Week 9.

All the skills and processes discussed in class will be part of the assessment; these include verbal and non-verbal skills, visuals, structure, and audience engagement.

 

IMPORTANT. The presentations will take only place in class over the weeks 13/14/15, with the order to be advised in advance. All students must be present on all presentation days to participate and receive a grade. The only exception will be students who have applied for and received Special Consideration, according to RMIT policy before their presentation date. Students who are late, or do not attend all presentations will be penalised 10% of their mark.

 

Scope:

All the skills and processes discussed in class will be evaluated. Students must be fully prepared and ready to present at their allotted day and time. Students who are not presenting are expected to participate and offer evaluations.

 

This assessment is worth 35% of the unit total.

 

Feedbackwill be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.  Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.


Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide:

Grades received throughout semester are only indicative of your performance. These grades will only contribute to your final grade if you complete all assessments to an acceptable industry standard. If students cannot demonstrate competency across all learning outcomes or elements of the course the maximum grade they can achieve is NYC. If students fail to submit one or more pieces of assessment, the maximum grade available is DNS.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below:

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved - Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for assessment

 

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

Submission Requirements

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date:
   • If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for extensions of time. (Please refer to the information in the Late Submission Procedure section below)
   • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks (hard copy and soft copy).
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration
and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for
assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for
assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on
Blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment,
unit code and title and page numbers.

Late Submission Procedures

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time, by circumstances outside your control, you must apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
  More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
  Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions:
Students who achieve an indicative grade of greater than 50%, yet have not demonstrated competency across all learning outcomes will be given the opportunity to undertake an oral questioning with the assessor in which they will be required to demonstrate competence in the elements or learning outcomes not yet demonstrated. If students cannot demonstrate competency across all learning outcomes or elements of the course the maximum grade they can achieve is NN or Not Yet Competent.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment.  For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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