Konstantin Kontor

Konstantin Kontor is Director and Professor of Finance and Strategy at the American Institute of Business and Economics in Moscow.

Effective Presentations – Spoken or Written

Purpose of this Course

The primary audience of the presented course “Effective Presentations – Spoken or Written” is a wide range of corporate managers – from assistant level “freshmen” to the much more advanced executives. It is not limited, however, to the corporate environment – it will be of interest to anyone who wishes to more effectively communicate ideas, messages, and information in general.

The main goal of the course is the significant improvement of communication skills, primarily, by means of preparation and delivery of efficient business presentations (spoken or written). Major attention is paid to the position and interests of all “stakeholders” – “clients”, “consumers”, and “providers” of a presentation.

Exercises and students’ practice are core in the course. It is highly interactive – students receive immediate feedback from peers and the instructor.

Course Materials

Handouts, notes, and cases from the Course package.


Grading of this course will be based on assignments and class participation.

Course Topics

  1. Presentations – What Are They
  2. Fundamentals of Communications
  3. Overused Terms and Phrases
  4. SWOT Analysis
  5. Presentations – What to Do Before an Oral or Written Presentation
  6. Presentations – What is the Purpose/Objective of Presentation?
  7. Presentation Tips from Various Presenters
  8. Objectives of Presentation – Continued
  9. Some Presentation Tips
  10. Templates
  11. Planning and Execution
  12. Powerpoint
  13. Learn by Example
  14. Putting It All Together
  15. Presentation of Oral presentations
  16. Self-Review
  17. Preparation of Written communication in PowerPoint format
  18. Final remarks

You can download description of the course here.

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