Course Title: Make a presentation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COMM5928C

Course Title: Make a presentation

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4226 - Certificate IV in Frontline Management

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Seymour Jacobson

Tel: 9925 1563

Email: seymour.jacobson@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



Details of Learning Activities

This course will be a combination of lectures, class exercises, questionnaires, case studies, on line study, and peer interaction. Students are expected to take part in the training activities and contribute through discussion and debate across the topics covered by the course
 


Teaching Schedule

WEEK NUMBER/DATE                             ContentAssessment                                           
1. 11 FebruaryIntroduction to course Course overview, Assessment overview, Academic administration procedures, Class management,
 
2. 18 February

1. Prepare a presentation

1.1 Plan and document presentation approach and intended outcomes

 

Steps in planning, mind mapping, presentation outlines

Text: Pages 3-6

3. 25 February1.2 Choose presentation strategies, format and delivery methods that match the charcteristics of the target audience, location, resources and personnel needed

Strategies, handling an audience, learning styles

Text: Pages 6-9

4. 4 March1.3 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

The audience,, location, seating, audiovisual facilities

Text: Pages 9-11

5. 11 March

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

1.5 Select techniques to evaluate presentation effectiveness

Team presentations, decision factors

Feedback, evaluation

Text: Pages11-13

ASSESSMENT 1 SUBMISSION DUE ON CLASS DAY - PREPARE A PRESENTATION

6. 18 March

2. Deliver a presentation

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

Target audience, presentation structure, frequency, primacy, regency, emotion

Text: Pages 19-21

7. 25 March2.2 Use presentation aids, materials and examples to support target audience understanding of key concepts and central ideas

Audiovisual aids, flip charts, PowerPoint, Overhead transparencies, handouts

Text: Pages 21-25

7. 1 April MID SEMESTER BREAKSPLIT WEEK 28 MARCH - 3 APRIL
8. 8 April

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

2.4 Use persuasive communication techniques to secure audience attention

Body language, negativity, positivity

Credibility, words and sentences

Text: Pages 25-29

 

9. 15 April2.5 Provide opportunities for particiants to seek clarification on central ideas and concepts, and adjust the presentation to meet participants needs and preferences

Prepare for question time, involve others, identify question types, clarification

Text: Pages 29-31

10. 22 April2.6 Summarise key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding

Order, separation, emphasis, overlapping, opening and closing

Text: pages 31-33

11. 29 April

1.1-2.6 AssessmentS  INDIVIDUAL presentations

ASSESSMENT 2 - INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

12 6 May

1.1-2.6 AssessmentS INDIVIDUAL presentations

ASSESSMENT 2 - INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

13 13 May

1.1-2.6 AssessmentS TEAM presentations

ASSESSMENT 2 - TEAM PRESENTATIONS

ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

14. 20 May3. Review the presentation

3.1 Implement techniques to review the effectiveness of the presentation

 

Self-evaluation, verbal feedback, feedback sheets
Text: Pages 40-42

 

15. 27 May3.2 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

 

Effective listening, rehearsing with a third party
Presentation as a conversation, question and answer session, open approach

Text: Pages 45-47

 

16. 3 JuneCourse reviewASSESSMENT 3 SUBMISSION DUE ON CLASS DAY - PRESENTATION REPORT

NOTE : This schedule may be varied according to unforeseen circumstances but students will not be disadvantaged as a result


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBCMM401A Make a presentation, Learner Guide, Pearson Australia, 2010

9781442527966


References


Other Resources

1. Handouts and exercises will be given in classs as appropriate
2. myRMIT Blackboard
3.The Learning Lab is a learning and study skills site developed by the Learning Skills Unit offering online interactive tutorials, printable handouts and an email Learning Query service. The site is helps students develop capabilities for tertiary study. http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/

4.RMIT Library

 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulated work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Assessment Tasks

 There are 3 assessments for this course

Students must pass all assessments to be competent in this course. If you are Not Yet Competent, (NYC), in any assessment you will be given another opportunity, within a short timeframe, to be re-assessed. If you do not complete an assessment on time you will need Special Consideration

Assessment 1: Prepare a presentation (individual)

Plan a presentation report (500 - 700 words) which can be on a topic selected from the individual list below, but the presentation time is to be no longer than 10 minutes (you do not do a Presentation; the time is only to help you decide on how much content to fit in within the 10 minutes). Address the following areas in your written assessment submission:-

1. What is your topic?
2. Outline your objectives for the presentation.
3. Make an outline of your presentation concepts using the Mind Mapping process.
4. Sequence your presentation concepts using a flowchart.
5. What visuals are you going to use?

Submit via myRMIT on class day Week 5

 

Assessment 2: Deliver an individual presentation

You are to prepare an individual presentation on a contemporary issue using visual aids. The presentation will be ten (10) minutes in duration. Presentation topics are offered below.

You must nominate your topic and advise your teacher as no two people are to present on the same topic, (first come, first served basis). Should you wish to present on a topic other than listed below, you must seek your teacher’s approval first.

You will be randomly selected to present once the presentations begin, so you need to be in attendance.

You will be supplied with a marking sheet to guide you for your assessment.

You are to prepare an audience feedback sheet to assist you with Assessment 4

 Topics:

  1. Do increased airport security measures really make us safer?
  2. Should doctors screen young children to identify obesity?
  3. Should the government make marijuana legal and make a profit from the tax?
  4. The reality show phenomenon – what is the appeal?
  5. Alternative fuels – what is really stopping us from adopting them?
  6. Civil disobedience – is it acceptable and when is it acceptable?
  7. Stress and its effects
  8. How humour heals
  9. How to get started investing in the stock market
  10. Global warming – fact or conspiracy theory?
  11. Do video games promote violence?
  12. Are zoos good for the conservation of a species?
  13. Australia and New Zealand should merge and become one country
  14. Is home schooling the way to go for education?
  15. Should assisted suicide be legalised for the terminally ill?
  16. Should developed countries cancel the debt of the poorest countries?
  17. Is democracy the best form of government?
  18. Drugs in Sport – what is the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) doing about it?
  19. Is sponsorship in sport a waste of money?
  20. Ethical considerations in setting pay levels for top executives
  21. Alcohol has a greater negative impact on society than marijuana does
  22. The seven deadly sins of presentations
  23. Selling yourself in an interview
  24. Genetically modified food – the answer to famine or a risk to health?
  25. Emotional intelligence in management – does it work?
  26. Should parents be held morally and legally responsible for the actions of their children?
  27. Should governments negotiate with terrorists?
  28. Should the international ban on the hunting of whales be lifted?
  29. Should young people be subjected to curfews as a way to reduce crime?
  30. Australia should become a republic as soon as possible

 

Assessment 2: Deliver a team presentation

You are to prepare a team presentation on a contemporary issue using visual aids. The presentation will be twenty (20) minutes in duration. Your teams will be allocated by the teacher and usually consist of 3-4 members. You must ensure that you are available and able to work with a team to be assessed in this part of Assessment 2

Your team must nominate your topic and advise your teacher as no two teams are to present on the same topic, (first come, first served basis). Should you wish to present on a topic other than listed below, you must seek your teacher’s approval first.

You will be randomly selected to present once the presentations begin, so your team needs to be in attendance.

You will be supplied with a marking sheet to guide you for your assessment.

  1. Gender politics
  2. Education
  3. Multiculturism
  4. Home ownership affordability
  5. Management in 2050
  6. Population drift
  7. Health and its affect on ageing
  8. Ethics for the future

Assessment 3: Review the presentation (individual)

For this assessment you are required to produce a written report, (1000 words), demonstrating your planning, preparing and reviewing for two (2) of your presentations by describing how you achieved the following:

  • How you determined the outcome and specified the purpose of your presentation to provide focus
  • How you gathered specific evidence to present to the target audience and the data collection methods used to support review of presentations (describe this do not include material)
  • How you prepared a plan that indicated your oral presentation was feasible within allocated timeframe inclusive of opportunities for participants to seek clarification on key ideas and concepts
  • Evidence of written preparation that was undertaken to support the delivery of the presentation that clearly shows the introduction, body, and conclusion of the oral presentation and decisions on summarising key concepts and ideas at strategic points to facilitate participant understanding
  • Consideration given to the venue in which the presentations were delivered and decisions about the appropriate set up for the presentation
  • How you planned to deliver an oral presentation using verbal and non verbal communication and how you processed and responded to the non verbal and verbal communication cues of the audience during the presentation, along with other feedback from the audience
  • How you planned to deliver an oral presentation to a satisfactory level using visual technology support that enhanced audience understanding of key concepts and ideas, or your justification for not using any such support
  • Your evaluation and review of the presentations for their effectiveness with demonstrated ideas for improvement to delivery considered and incorporated
  • To fully explain the above include mind maps or other planning devices; descriptions of data collection to build the presentations; the editing process to accommodate the timeframe and other information, as appendices.
  • Submit via myRMIT on class day Week 16

Each page of your online assessments should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Carole Marco, S123456, Task 2, COMM5928C Make a presentation, Page 1 of 10.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Academic Administration Procedures

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
For further information including “Plagiarism (and how to avoid it): Resources for Students” refer to the Plagiarism section of the RMIT Policies, at http://www.rmit.edu.au/governance/policies in the Teaching and Learning Policy section. Penalties include official reprimand, recording of a failure result or expulsion from the University.

 

 

 

Essays which do not use the Harvard system of referencing will not be assessed as Not Yet Competent, (NYC), but will be penalised in grading graded if the referencing is correct. Wrong referencing includes using the footnote system instead of the Harvard (author-date) system, no page numbers in references where there is a quote, being unable to use the formula for in-text referencing, using a bibliography instead of a reference list, having no reference list, failing to show where a quote begins and ends, writing out the book title because you don’t know how to use references and not using all elements of the reference citation i.e. surname, initial, date published, title (correctly signified), publisher and place published. Minor errors such as wrong punctuation, a wrong page number or a simple typographical error in a date are not defined as an error.


Submission of written work/assessments
Written work must conform with RMIT’s guidelines “Written Reports And Essays: Guidelines For Referencing And Presentation In RMIT Business”, with respect to Harvard Referencing, which can be found at: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s9sx559hurvc.rtf
Written assessment must be lodged by the due date in the format specified.
Please do not place work in plastic binders or plastic pockets.
Attach a signed Assignment Cover Sheet to each submission of written work or assessment.

You must keep a copy of your assignment/written work, which can be produced if the original is lost or damaged.

Each page of your online assessments should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Carole Marco,S123456, Task 2, COMM5928C Make a presentation, Page 1 of 10.


Special Consideration
Special Consideration is a process that enables the University to take account of unexpected circumstances such as illness, injury or bereavement that affect a student’s performance in assessment. Forms are available from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/forms Further information can be accessed from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration


Return of Assessments and Feedback
Hard copies of any in-class assessments will be returned to you during class/lecture times, together with written feedback. Feedback for online submissions will be via myRMIT


Variations to Assessment
A change will not be made to the form or forms of assessment as detailed in the Course Guide unless:
1. the students enrolled in that course have received notice in writing of the proposed change; and
2. the change is approved by the Head of School and not less than 70% of the students enrolled in that course.
Appealing Assessment
You are entitled to appeal assessment results. Refer to RMIT Policy – Appeal Against Assessment Result available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/governance/policies in the Teaching and Learning Policy area.
Students are required to attempt all assessments and be rated as competent against all performance criteria to pass the course.
RMIT University recognises nationally accredited or endorsed qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued to the student by other Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s). Also, RMIT provides credit for work experience or other forms of life experience that match the learning outcomes/competencies of RMIT courses. You must provide evidence that is current, relevant valid, and verifiable that your experience matches the learning outcomes/competencies of the relevant course for which you are seeking credit. This evidence may include formal qualifications (certificates, etc); work samples; references; documents, etc. Please speak to your teacher before applying.
To apply, you should obtain an RPL Information Sheet. Forms are available on the RMIT Website at http://www.rmit.edu.au/student-records/studentforms . You should complete the appropriate form (RPL and/or Credit Transfer), attach the relevant supporting documentation and submit the form to your facilitator for this unit.

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.


Marking Guide (Grading)
Each assessment task is marked as Competent or Not Yet Competent but not graded until achieving competency across the assessment tasks. We then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to Make a presentation

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in Make a presentation. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable planning, delivery and review principles in all the assessment tasks.


3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in a presentation situation in a workplace with people and teams and how these might be addressed.


4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see on-going uploading of information that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled collaborative sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to making a presentation in the workplace.


Final Grades table:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

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