RES.TLL-004 | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

STEM Concept Videos


Strategic Communication


This video describes the key elements of strategic communication. Students watch and evaluate three segments of an MIT student presentation that exemplifies these key elements. Interviews conducted with the presenters illuminate the process they used and the considerations that influenced the development of their message.

Learning Objectives

After watching this video students will be able to:

  • Analyze the audience, context, and purpose of a presentation.
  • Convey their own credibility.
  • Decide on content, structure, channel, and style.
  • Evaluate their own and other’s messages for sound arguments and effective strategy.

Funding provided by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Developed by the Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) at MIT for SUTD

MIT © 2012

It is highly recommended that the video is paused when prompted so that students are able to attempt the activities on their own and then check their solutions against the video.During the video, students will evaluate several components of an MIT student presentation for effective communication strategy.