Become a poised and powerful public speaker. Opportunities to speak in front of a group provoke anxiety for many people, yet the benefits of being a confident speaker can be enormous. Presentation skills help you to lead, persuade, motivate, educate, and manage others. Course topics include overcoming nervousness, planning your presentation, effective delivery, using humor, visual aids, answering questions, and handling difficult situations. After this one day crash course you will know the key elements of a powerful presentation and understand how to make a positive and lasting impact on your audience. Enrollment includes workbook you can take home.
Analyze types of difficult behavior and practice constructive ways to communicate with difficult people in your professional and personal life. Learn ways to help you deal with supervisors, entertainers, and analytical types of people, as well as angry and abusive people. Enrollment includes workbook you can take home.
Navigate through Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You will use Word to write your resume, make a simple flyer, and create a sign. In Excel you will create a simple spreadsheet to keep track of things like your household budget or even a simple invoice. Finally you will work in PowerPoint, combining pictures and text into effective presentations.
Note to Students: Basic knowledge of computer use, opening and closing software, accessing the Internet with a browser.
Manage cells, columns, rows, worksheets, and workbooks in Excel. Additionally, learn to apply functions, create charts, filter and sort data, and create pivot tables. Assignments outside of class will provide you with a variety of spreadsheet experiences to enrich your understanding of Excel.
Attention student: You should have computer experience and a solid understanding of Microsoft's Windows operating system including using a mouse. The required textbook, Exploring Microsoft Excel 2010 Comprehensive (ISBN: 9780135098592).
Video blogging has become an industry unto itself. Whether you're interested in making money, entertaining groups of people, or simply showing off family videos, video hosting platforms like YouTube offer a great many tools and functions. Become familiar with various video hosting platforms, how to create a YouTube channel, how to monetize videos, best practices for promoting videos, as well as how to make the videos that people want to see. Students must bring their laptop or tablet to class. Prerequisite: Video Editing I or comparable experience.
Note to students: Must bring your laptop or tablet to class.
Build your Excel knowledge and take advantage of the program's versatility. Gain additional experience implementing functions, consolidating worksheets, auditing data, working with collaboration tools, and using macros.
You must have successfully completed Excel 2010 - Level I or have similar working knowledge and experience. The required textbook is Exploring Microsoft Excel 2010 Comprehensive (ISBN: 9780135098592).
Share your data in a more compelling way once you understand Excel's tools for data presentation. In this course you will learn to use functions to display data; apply advanced formatting with styles, themes and conditional formatting; create and modify charts and pivot charts; insert and manipulate images and shapes; and use advanced printing options to control output.
Excel Essentials or equivalent, subject to instructor approval.
Transform raw data into a more digestible form to support your research conclusions. In this session geared for undergraduate and graduate students, you will create advanced formulas with named ranges and functions; understand how Excel handles dates; use tools to manipulate databases and pivot tables; explore tools for data analysis; and work with external data.
Fluency in Excel will streamline data collection, management, interpretation, and presentation in your college coursework and research. In the foundation course you will be oriented to the Excel environment and terminology; view and understand a finished spreadsheet; learn to enter and edit data; manage workbooks; use the AutoFill feature; calculate with basic formulas and use functions; create databases; perform basic formatting; and insert/delete cells, rows, columns, and worksheets.
Understand how an individual's personality shapes his or her workplace behavior so you can develop strategies for effectively motivating and managing your team. No two employees act alike, which means both leaders and peers need to build awareness of how personalities influence behavior. Understanding the different behavioral theories and models can help a manager see why employees act as they do, especially in times of change, challenge, or conflict. This course is approved for six recertification credits through HRCI.
Note to students: There will be a one-hour break for lunch (not provided).