E4020 Soft-skills IV - Presentation Skills

Faculty of Science
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Peter Šebej, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Barbora Nežiková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petra Stuchlík Fišerová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Peter Šebej, Ph.D.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Tue 14:00–14:50 D29/252-RCX1
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.
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 afraid and to see own mistakes and mistakes of others and take a lesson from them.
Learning outcomes
After successful course completion students will be able to:
- present on a chosen topic
- make a presentation in PowerPoint or equivalent software
  • Main aim of this course is to build up presentation skills and ability to present on a chosen topic while feeling comfortable. 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 and allows to strengthen soft-skills tranaferable to future job(s).
  • 1. Introduction: Introduction of attendees. What are the conditions to get a final credit?
  • 2.-3. Independent presentation on a topic chosen by each student. How to present better?
  • 4. Presentation tools. MS Office PowerPoint, Prezi, pdf. How to prepare a presentation? Common mistakes.
  • 5.-11. Independent presentations of students on a scientific or a popular topic. Discussion, feed-back, peer-review. How to present consciously, comprehensively and in an attractive way? How to trigger a meaningful discussion?
  • 12. Final assessment and discussion about the course (content, future, suggestions, etc.).
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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
Introductory lecture, independent homework (preparation of presentation and poster), presentation (for oral and eventually poster talks), discussion and peer-review
Assessment methods
Final credit is assigned only for active parcitipation in the course and attending at least 75% of seminars. Presentation on a chosen topic (2x) is mandatory for credit assignement.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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