Business Presentation Skills

Course Code: BPS102
Start Date: 2023/5/27 End Date: 2023/7/29 Day: Sat Time: 11:00-12:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

This course provides participants with the skills required to deliver professional business presentations. The course begins with gaining a clear understanding of the elements of effective communication and how culture impacts this 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 and presentations.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop professional presentation skills (preparation/design/delivery).
2. Become more confident in speaking in front of an audience.
3. Learn how to effectively deal with difficult questions.

Who should take this course

Anyone who would like to improve their presentation skills or become more confident in speaking in front of an audience.
English Level: High-Intermediate to Advanced


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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.