Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders

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Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders

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About this course: Taught by Rice University communication faculty from the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). This course covers core topics in oral communication: Communication strategy, content, data visualization, and delivery. You’ll learn key principles in • Creating a communication strategy • Developing a clear message and organizing persuasive content • Creating strong visual support • Presenting data effectively • Presenting professionally and confidently • Handling formal presentations, giving pitches, speaking extemporaneously, managing online presentations, and lowering public speaking anxiety

Who is this class for: This course is geared toward practicing en…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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About this course: Taught by Rice University communication faculty from the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL). This course covers core topics in oral communication: Communication strategy, content, data visualization, and delivery. You’ll learn key principles in • Creating a communication strategy • Developing a clear message and organizing persuasive content • Creating strong visual support • Presenting data effectively • Presenting professionally and confidently • Handling formal presentations, giving pitches, speaking extemporaneously, managing online presentations, and lowering public speaking anxiety

Who is this class for: This course is geared toward practicing engineers who are early in their careers, especially those who are either in or approaching their first leadership role. This is what some of the past students said when asked: "What is the most useful thing you could gain from this course?": "Communication methods for engineering leaders. It's a rare and comprehensive course, I think not absolutely for this specific field, as I found many interesting points concerning presentation without being an engineer." "Powerful concepts on how to build persuasive communication." "Improving interactions through effective communication." "Confidence"

Created by:  Rice University
  • Taught by:  Beata Krupa, Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication

    Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
  • Taught by:  Gayle Moran, Lecturer in Professional and Engineering Communication

    Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Specialization Introduction - Communication for Engineers



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  1. Video: Meet the Professor - Dr. Beata Krupa
  2. Video: Meet the Professor - Dr. Gayle Moran
  3. 阅读: Course Icon Legend
  4. Video: Introduction to Specialization
  5. 阅读: Required Materials and Other Info
  6. 阅读: Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Introduction
  7. 阅读: Pre-Course Survey


Course Introduction - Oral Communication for Engineering Leaders



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  1. Video: Course Overview and Objectives
  2. 阅读: General Course Information
  3. 阅读: Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Introduction
  4. 阅读: Discussion Forum Guidelines
  5. 阅读: Accessibility and Accommodations Statement


Week 1: Introduction and Communication Strategy: It Is All About Audience and Purpose



In this module, you’ll learn how to lay the foundation for a variety of communication modes with a discussion on developing a communication strategy and the importance of knowing your audience, your purpose, and your key message before you start communicating.


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  1. Video: Module Objectives
  2. 讨论提示: Introduce Yourself
  3. 讨论提示: Think About It
  4. Video: Communication Strategy
  5. Video: Who Is Your Audience?
  6. Video: What Do You Want From Your Audience?
  7. Video: What Do You Want Your Audience to Remember?
  8. 讨论提示: Example of Persuasion
  9. Video: Choosing Medium
  10. 讨论提示: Project Lead with Potential Problems
  11. 阅读: Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 1

Graded: Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Week 1
Graded: Record an Impromptu Speech - P/F Assignment
Graded: End of Module 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Week 2: Presentations: What to Say so that Your Audience Listens



In today’s workplace, formal and informal presentations are a major communication tool, and leaders give them frequently for different purposes. In this module, you’ll learn how to create different types of oral presentations. You will also practice building strong, cohesive, visually interesting, and convincing persuasive presentations that will get your audience on board with your ideas.


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  1. Video: Course Objectives
  2. 讨论提示: Think About It
  3. Video: How to Develop and Organize Content
  4. Video: Pyramid Building Demonstration
  5. Video: Inductive vs. Deductive Structure
  6. 阅读: Analyze Steve Job's Presentation
  7. 练习测验: Steve's iPod Presentation Structure
  8. 阅读: Drone Pyramid - Build Your Own Logical Pyramid for a Presentation
  9. 练习测验: Drone Pyramid Excercise
  10. Video: Key Presentation Elements
  11. 阅读: Reading from Engineers Journal
  12. 阅读: Samples of Presentation Openings
  13. 讨论提示: Analyze Sample Presentation Openings
  14. Video: Principles of Persuasion
  15. 讨论提示: Effective Persuasive Speeches
  16. Video: Storytelling Power
  17. 阅读: Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 2

Graded: Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Week 2
Graded: TED Talk Analysis - Bone Marrow Speech Analysis - P/F Assignment
Graded: Module 2 Quiz

WEEK 3


Week 3: Creating Visual Support: A Picture Is Worth a Lot of Words
Develop good visual support for your content. Learn how to create attractive slides and other types of visuals. Especially important for engineers, you’ll find out how to show and explain complex data so your audience understands it.


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  1. Video: Objectives
  2. 讨论提示: Think About It
  3. Video: When, How, and Why to Use Supporting Visuals
  4. Video: Visual Support Tools
  5. Video: How to Show Complex Data
  6. Video: Data Visualization Options
  7. 阅读: How to Present Data
  8. Video: Beyond PPT... Prezi, Infographics
  9. 阅读: Examples of Animated Infographics
  10. 阅读: Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 3

Graded: Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Week 3
Graded: Data Visualization P/F Assignment
Graded: Module 3 Quiz

WEEK 4


Week 4: How to Speak so that Your Audience Listens



Once you have your content developed and your visual support finished, you need to deliver the presentation. That means you have to stand in front of an audience, small or large, and keep them interested in what you have to say. Many things contribute to an engaging presentation, from professional body language to how fast you talk. In this module, you’ll learn and practice the many aspects of delivering a professional presentation with confidence.


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  1. Video: Objectives
  2. 讨论提示: Think About It
  3. Video: How to Manage Body Language
  4. 阅读: Activities to Practice Professional Stance
  5. Video: What to Do with Your Hands
  6. 阅读: Activities to Practice Purposeful Gestures
  7. Video: Using Voice as a Tool to Communicate Your Message
  8. 阅读: Activities to Practice Effective Voice
  9. 阅读: Activities to Practice Engaging Eye Contact
  10. 阅读: Optional - Apps to Practice Public Speaking
  11. Video: How to Coordinate a Team Presentation
  12. Video: Answering Questions, Prep, and Rehearsing
  13. 阅读: Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 4

Graded: Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Week 4
Graded: Building Mental Habits - P/F Assignment
Graded: Module 4 Quiz

WEEK 5


Week 5: Elevator Pitch, Impromptu, Online Presentations, and Managing Public Speaking Anxiety



Have you ever had someone ask you about your job when you aren’t expecting it? How good are you at thinking on your feet? In this module, you’ll learn about other types of presentations that require different preparation and approaches. These different types are valuable additions to your communication toolkit and learning them can help set you apart as a leader.


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  1. Video: Objectives
  2. 讨论提示: Think About It
  3. Video: How to Talk Without Preparation
  4. 阅读: Impromptu Speaking
  5. 讨论提示: Impromptu Speaking Share
  6. Video: Always Have a Pitch Ready
  7. Video: Presenting Online
  8. Video: Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
  9. 阅读: Exercises To Manage Public Speaking Anxiety
  10. 阅读: Resources - How to Manage Anxiety
  11. 阅读: Personal Communication Improvement Plan - Week 5
  12. Video: Congratulations: Course Completed!
  13. 阅读: End-Course Survey

Graded: Capstone Real-Life Presentation Assignment - Week 5
Graded: Elevator Pitch P/F Assignment
Graded: Week 5 Quiz
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