Business Meetings and Presentation Skills

Course Code: BPS101
Start Date: 2023/1/28 End Date: 2023/4/8 Day: Sat Time: 11:00-12:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Spring Elective certificate: Basic Interpretation Skills, International Business Communication Medium of Instruction: English Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

This course provides participants with the skills to both lead and participate comfortably in business meetings. The course begins with gaining a clear understanding of effective communication and how culture impacts communication in a business context. Participants learn how properly prepare, design and deliver impactful presentations, including how to be more persuasive. Participants are given plenty of practice to develop their skills through a variety of exercises, presentations, and meeting simulations.

Learning Objectives

• Develop professional presentation skills.
• Become a more involved meeting participant and learn how to effectively facilitate a meeting.
• Learn how to effectively deal with pushback and difficult questions.

Who should take this course

Those who want to improve their presentation and/or meeting skills.
English Level: High-Intermediate to Advanced


Recommended: Presentation Zen


Paul Kates

Instructor Biography

Originally from Toronto (Canada), Paul Kates has over 20 years of diverse professional experience. After the completion of his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, he began his career in the Entrepreneurial Services Practice of Ernst & Young, providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a wide variety of businesses. He then moved on to management positions for companies operating in both the consumer goods and hospitality sectors, including a Fortune 500 company, where he was engaged primarily in marketing, sales, customer service, and merchandising activities. Paul arrived in Tokyo in 2006 and has spent the majority of his time here as a University Instructor and Corporate Trainer. Among other things, he teaches an assortment of business courses and workshops at TUJ.