Singapore University of Social Sciences

Presenting with Confidence

Presenting with Confidence (COR161)

Applications Open: 01 October 2021

Applications Close: 30 November 2021

Next Available Intake: January 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Others

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: Centre for Continuing & Professional Education


The ability to present information effectively or to persuade an audience to accept a certain way of understanding is a skill that serves the students well in both the university and the workplace. A presentation is not just about getting the message across; it also influences a way of thinking. It has to be purposive and audience-centred.In the course of their study at the university, students can expect to be making presentations. The requirement to present becomes even more prevalent in their work life where the ability to present may be career making or career breaking.Attendance is compulsory for this course.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to Public Speaking (Speaking in Public and Listening, Ethics in Public Speaking)
  • Introduction to Public Speaking (Selecting a Topic and Purpose; Analyzing the Audience, Tips for Individual and Group Presentations)
  • Speaking to Inform
  • Gathering Materials
  • Supporting Your Ideas
  • Organizing the Body of the Speech
  • Beginning and Ending of Speech
  • Outlining the Speech
  • Using Language
  • Delivery using Visual Aids and Power Point
  • Individual Informative Presentations
  • Speaking to Persuade and Methods of Persuasion
  • The Persuasive Group Presentation
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Group Persuasive Presentations: Students should observe, note and evaluate the performance of other groups’ presentations during the assessment

Learning Outcome

  • List the key aspects of effective presentation
  • Discuss the effect of good and poor visual aids
  • Explain the features of a situational audience analysis
  • Apply a rhetorical strategy to achieve the intended outcome of the presentation
  • Present appropriate information to achieve a purpose
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