Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Vocal Techniques and Presentation Skills

Vocal Techniques and Presentation Skills
3
13546
3
First semester
op
Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: Catalan, English,

Teaching staff


It is necessary to make an appointment by email. nbonet@uic.es

Introduction

This subject will provide all the tools a journalist needs to convey a professional, skillful, agile, accurate and self-assertive way of phrasing in both radio and television.

Factually, it is experience which will solidify this knowledge together with knowledge of the key tools in order to effectively improvise an appealing and informative speech. All previous work done and acquired knowledge will surely guarantee a successful live broadcast.


Pre-course requirements

No prerequisites.

Objectives

To be able to professionally and creatively use adequate voice intonation, a well-spoken accent, graduated emphasis and rhythm within each genre of journalism. 

Learn accurate news broadcasting phrasing; to adapt the tone to an interview, or master the resources to lead an appealing debate for the listener or spectator. 

The goal is always to reach the audience by providing something  to bring about great content. For that matter,  students must learn how to interpret and redistribute knowledge; apply their imagination; manage the time and provide adequate voice intonation. Students will also be provided tools to strengthen their confidence and ability to broadcast content, paying special attention to good preparation and good command of the subject which are both crucial.


Competencies

  • 04 CG - The ability to organise time and workspace
  • 15 CE - Lingustic ability in Catalan, Spanish and English
  • 20 CE - The ability to plan and carry out journalistic projects
  • 29 CE - The ability to understand and apply different journalistic genres and formats
  • 31 CE - The ability to understand and apply various types of radio and television scripts
  • 32 CE - Knowledge and mastery of the image and its communicative abilities
  • 38 CE - Knowledge and mastery of concepts, data, statistics and economic graphs
  • 45 CE - The ability and capacity to give a creative form to a journalistic message

Learning outcomes

When finishing the subject, the students will be able to 

Speak and express themselves orally fluently.

Expresse, produce, and make speeches adapted to the audiovisual media in a clear and effective way. 

Develop a verbal, paralinguistic and nonverbal communication  coherent and harmonious. 

Realize the relationship between communication and power. 

 Identify and control the basic aspects of nonverbal communication, (mandation, voice, position, fear) to successfully perform a speech to a chamber or to a public.

Know and handle the technical elements of the audiovisual presentation (Teleprompter, microphones, domain of space, etc. ...)

Syllabus

 

  • Sound in radio and TV communication.
  • Diction, breathing, attitude. Rhythm .
  • The reading of radio news broadcast. Narrative and expressive strategies.
  • News reading.
  • Radio interviewing.
  • Live broadcast.Improvisation.
  • Radio programming.

 

Depending on class development, the contents may be slightly varied or expanded.

Teaching and learning activities

In person



TRAINING ACTIVITY ECTS CREDITS
Lectures. In lectures, lecturers/professors not only transmit content or knowledge, but also, and above all else, attitudes, motivation, skills and values, etc. They also ensure that participants can express their opinions and arguments to the other students. 0.9
Coaching. Monitoring how students learn the content of the subject, either individually or in groups. In the coaching sessions, mistakes will be corrected, queries answered, and exercises and activities to achieve the established objectives will be suggested. 0,3
E-learning. Virtual learning based on ICT. 0,1
Practical workshop. A highly practical working activity, where students can acquire skills that are practical or also theoretical (intellectual skills, logical skills, critical skills, intellectual learning skills, study skills, quoting skills, etc). 0.4
Focused Praxis. Handing in occasional exercises to learn theory through practice. 0.9
Lab. Working groups that combine theory and practice. The aim of these is not to undertake already known techniques, but instead to make progress that is both theoretical and technical. These Lab sessions will culminate in the creation of a professional or semi-professional product. 0,4

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



The evaluation of the students will be carried out taking into account in the first place the development of their practical exercises. An average will be obtained from them, which will represent 80% of the grade.
20% of the remaining grade will be obtained from the observation and analysis exercises indicated by the teacher.

Bibliography and resources

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  • ALCOBA, Santiago (coord.): La expresión oral. Ariel Practicum, Barcelona, 2000.
  • CABALLERO, Cristián: Cómo educar la voz hablada y cantada. Edamex, México, 1994.
  • ECKMAN, Paul: ¿Qué dice ese gesto? Integral, Barcelona, 2004.
  • GIL FERNÁNDEZ, Juana: Los sonidos del lenguaje. Síntesis, Madrid, 1988.
  • LORENZO GARCÍA: José: Comunicación no verbal. Universitas, Madrid, 2000.
  • POYATOS, Fernando: La comunicación no verbal. Itsmo, Barcelona, 1994.

 

  • https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_may_shape_who_you_are
  Amy Cuddy · Social psychologist

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions — and perhaps even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.