Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Communicating with Confidence
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
This unit starts from the belief that we all have a unique ability to communicate with charisma and impact, and that this ability can be developed and learnt. Drawing on theories from biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and on techniques from the world of theatre, and acting, the course will support participants in learning how to manage nerves, communicate effectively and to engage with a wide variety of audiences.
The unit is a very interactive and practical one and participants will learn by doing and by sharing the learning, as well as through group, and individual, tuition. The learning process will be tailored to the needs and experiences of the students, who will work towards producing a performance that allows them to put into practice the skills that they have learnt during the module.
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The ability to communicate with confidence can have an enormous impact on your progress in life, both professionally and personally. This unit draws on many different disciplines, providing you with skills and techniques that will equip you to come across with personal impact and confidence in a wide range of situations and contexts.
- Define the relationship between cognition, body language, speech and impact upon an audience
- Critically appraise published research in the fields of communication and confidence
- Analyse personal strengths and areas for improvement with respect to communication
- Apply practical skills for the management of anxiety
- Deliver and defend a well-argued presentation with confidence, appropriate for challenging situations such as interviews, negotiation, and influencing an audience
- Body Language
- Vocal power and influence
- Managing anxiety
- Telling a powerful story
- Engaging the audience
- Interview technique
- Vital conversations
- Negotiating and influencing
Teaching and learning methods
10 x 2 hour lectures
1 hour optional tutorial
10 hours independent reflection
70 hours independent study
- Analytical skills
- Skills in providing constructive feedback to others
- Oral communication
- Skills in negotiation
- Problem solving
- Skills in managing conflict
- Interview Skills
|Written assignment (inc essay)||50%|
Regular feedback on communication will be given during workshops and in an individual tutorial.
Formative feedback on reflective writing will be given mid-way through course.
Additional reading material will be suggested in each lecture.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Elaine Clark||Unit coordinator|