The second semester of the Business Consulting Club opened with a series of communication training sessions with Dr. Magor Kádár, Associate Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University.
During the training, held on 24 February 2021, the members studied non-verbal communication under the guidance of Magor Kádár, first on a theoretical level and then observed them in practice by analysing photographs.
The exercise revealed that non-verbal communication often conveys much more than words alone. The aim, of course, is to put what has been discussed into practice so that students can perform more confidently in front of an audience and effectively convey their message to them.
On 10 March 2021, the second part of the Lecture Techniques training series took place.
The main topic of the training was presentation techniques and the use of space in the online space, with an example of the first semester’s industry showcase “The Evolution of the Retail industry”. Each slide presentation was analysed in several stages. First, they jointly watched back an excerpt from each participant’s presentation. Afterwards, each participant provided critiques and positive reflections on their own presentation. This was followed by a discussion of the participants’ comments. Finally, suggestions were made for correcting mistakes and for a steady improvement.
At the end of the training, students made a list of important factors and techniques that are essential for an excellent online presentation.
On 24 March 2021, the next part of the GTK student communication training series took place. As usual, the session was held by Dr. Magor Kádár. This time, the aim was for the students to work in groups to write down the elements of a perfect presentation, taking into account five aspects. Afterwards, the group went through them together, and after completing them, the second part of the session began. The students again broke into groups, different from the previous one, and created the Freshers’ Code for the future generation of GTK, which will help them to navigate the world of presentation.
On 14 April 2021, the presentation techniques training continued.
With this event, the GTK students summarised the practices they had learnt during the previous lectures. They briefly touched on the most important components of verbal communication, non-verbal communication and the proper use of visual aids.
Short animated videos were also analysed, looking at the strengths of animated videos and highlighting the most common mistakes made. At the end of the presentation, the most important lesson was drawn: the theoretical knowledge acquired can only be mastered through constant practice.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the lecturer for holding these high-quality training sessions. We would also like to thank the Ministry of Human Resources and the National Talent Programme for their support, without which the programme would not have been possible.