Business Presentation

Course Objectives

Delivering effective presentations is an important skill that is required for success in almost all facets of business. The objective of this course is to learn how to develop a logical argument based on topics covered in Critical Thinking and how to make an effective presentation in order to “motivate listeners to take action.” In this course students will:

  • Learn how to create compelling presentation materials by knowing
    • What to expect before a presentation
    • How to develop a logical storyline that listeners can easily understand
    • How to create clear and convincing slides
  • Develop the ability to deliver presentations through mastery of voice control, body language, and preparation
  • Have the opportunity to practice the above techniques while giving and receiving feedback from their classmates

This course is designed for those students who need to communicate frequently, communicate with others within and outside their organization, and/or who find practical communication challenging.

 

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Pre-MBA
Discipline: Critical and Analytical Skills
Course Level: Applied Courses
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report (Report Day): Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35 (Part-time MBA)

 

Preliminary Recommended Courses

-Critical Thinking

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEME Presentation Overview
CASE ・ Business Presentation
Session B
THEME Creating a Message, Establishing Logic to Support Your Message, and Points for Successful Presentations
CASE ・ Business Presentation
 
Day 2
Session A
THEME Understanding Your Listeners and Establishing a Storyline (1)
CASE ・ Business Presentation
Session B
THEME Understanding Your Listeners and Establishing a Storyline (1) (Continued)
CASE ・ Business Presentation
 
Day 3
Session A
THEME Understanding Your Listeners and Establishing a Storyline (2)
CASE ・ Business Presentation
Session B
THEME Understanding Your Listeners and Establishing a Storyline (2) (Continued)
CASE ・ Business Presentation
 
Day 4
Session A
THEME Structuring Your Presentation Case: Pizza Hut, Inc.
CASE ・ Business Presentation
・ Pizza Hut, Inc.
Session B
THEME Structuring Your Presentation Case: Pizza Hut, Inc. (Continued)
CASE ・ Business Presentation
・ Pizza Hut, Inc.
 
Day 5
Session A
THEME Developing Presentation Materials
CASE ・ Business Presentation
Session B
THEME Delivering Your Presentation
CASE ・ Business Presentation
 
Day 6
Session A
THEME Comprehensive Exercise Case: Nagahori Electric
CASE ・Nagahori Electric
Session B
THEME Comprehensive Exercise Case: Nagahori Electric (Continued)
CASE ・Nagahori Electric

 

If you wish to start from the Pre-MBA,

Tuition Fee per course: 126,000 yen
Please find more about the Pre-MBA Program.

Faculty

John Flanagan
John Flanagan
Critical and Analytical Skills, Marketing and Strategy
"A strong grasp of marketing concepts and theory acts as the sounding board for any marketer as they build strategies to grow their business and launch campaigns. However, one also needs an understanding what happens in the real world. In addition to advancing student knowledge of marketing, I hope to provide that reality check for class participants."
Gil Chavez
Gil Chavez
Critical and Analytical Skills, Management Philosophy, Marketing and Strategy
The ability to assess a given situation, to quickly sift through data to indentify key factors, is essential in any profession. In business, it is the foundation of management and leadership.
Darren Menabney
Darren Menabney
Critical and Analytical Skills
Communicating your ideas and persuading others is critical to your success as a leader and business professional, whether as an entrepreneur, an employee of a large firm, or member of the public or not-for-profit sectors. No one is born as a natural presenter, it comes with a lot of work, practice, learning from your mistakes, and learning about yourself. My goal is to help you build your confidence and ability to present effectively, clearly, and persuasively, to a global audience. Find the uniqueness which you bring to your presentations, strengthen that, and use it to persuade, inform, and inspire others!