E4020 Soft-skills IV - Presentation Skills

Faculty of Science
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jakub Urík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Jakub Urík, Ph.D.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
High-school level of general knowledge. Attention of courses E1020, E2020 and E3020 or similar might be helpful. General interest in the science is an advantage.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/24, only registered: 22/24, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 11/24
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to learn how to present on a given topic without too much stress, to see own mistakes and mistakes of others and learn from them.
Learning outcomes
Application of basic communication and presentation skills in scientific and non-scientific domain.
Recognition of elements and patterns in speech and nonverbal communication.
Development of ability to provide and accept constructive feedback and criticism.
Improvement and utilisation of improvisational skills for communication.
Preparation of PowerPoint (or analogical) presentation with all aspects typical for scientific forums, e.g. thesis defence.
  • Main aim of this course is to build up presentation skills and ability to present on a chosen topic without feeling uncomfortable. The other aim is to learn how to pick up relevant informations from others' presentations and how to assess them in a peer-review process. This course is practical.
  • Each lesson except the first will include student speeches (first half of the semester) and presentations (second half), always with peer feedback, and short improvisational exercises. Furthermore, following topics will be discussed:
  • • time awareness while presenting
  • • structure and format of a speech
  • • voice intonation and stress
  • • voice intensity and tempo
  • • speech rhythm and pauses
  • • posture and eye contact
  • • facial expression and gesticulation
  • • anxiety, stress, and embarrassment during public speeches
  • • visual characteristics of a presentation
  • • structure and content of a presentation
  • • data visualisation
  • • asking questions and providing feedback
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  • TAUFER, Ivan, Josef KOTYK and Milan JAVŮREK. Jak psát a obhajovat závěrečnou práci : bakalářskou, diplomovou, rigorózní, habilitační. Vyd. 1. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2009. 40 s. ISBN 9788073951573. info
  • ALLHOFF, Dieter-W and Waltraud ALLHOFF. Rétorika a komunikace. Translated by Jana Bílková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2008. 198 s. ISBN 9788024722832. info
  • HIERHOLD, Emil. Rétorika a prezentace. Translated by Iva Michňová. 7., aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2008. 380 s. ISBN 9788024724232. info
  • BRADBURY, Andrew. Jak úspěšně prezentovat a přesvědčit. 2. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2007. viii, 109. ISBN 9788025116227. info
  • WIEKE, Thomas. Rétorika v praxi : hovořit je umění, zásady působivého projevu, efektivní komunikace. Translated by Renata Pešková. 1. vyd. Čestlice: Rebo Productions, 2005. 205 s. ISBN 8072344188. info
  • MEDLÍKOVÁ, Olga. Umíte prezentovat? Odpověď zní ano! [Praha]: ICN, 2005. 100 s. ISBN 8086423115. info
  • NÖLLKE, Claudia. Umění prezentace : jak přesvědčivě, srozumitelně a působivě prezentovat. Praha: Grada, 2003. 111 s. ISBN 8024790572. info
  • MAŘÍKOVÁ, Marie. Rétorika : manuál komunikačních dovedností. 3. vyd. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2002. 152 s. ISBN 8086419312. info
  • KOHOUT, Jaroslav. Rétorika : umění mluvit a jednat s lidmi. 4. dopl. vyd. Praha: Management, 2002. 169 s. ISBN 8072610724. info
Teaching methods
student presentations, discussions, independent homework (preparation of presentations and speeches), peer-review
Assessment methods
Final credit is assigned only for active parcitipation in the course and attendance. Speech and presentation on chosen topics are a prerequisition for credit assignement. Each absence must be excused by the teacher.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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