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Activities for the development of soft skills

a.y. 2023-24

If you would like to embark on a course to acquire or develop your soft skills, either to improve your university course or to broaden your personal and interpersonal background, we suggest you take part in the activities proposed on this page.

A number of skills courses such as "enhancing experience" are also offered to students enrolled in master's degree programmes. You can find more information in the dedicated section of the website.

First semester  currently being updated
TitleLanguagePeriod and modalitiesRegistration period and modalities

ENG3 (room A) and 10-17(room 21) October
h 6.15 pm  7.30pm

On campus
Agenda yoU@B

Registrations open from 11 September
Problem Solving

Check out the program on the Italian website
ITA3 November  
h 16.30-19.30
4 November  
h 9-13

On campus
Campus Life Space
Agenda yoU@B

Registrations open on 13 October
Public Speaking

ENG23 November h 18.15-20.15
24 November h 16-20
Room 35 (Sarfatti 25, 3rd floor)

On campus
Agenda yoU@B


Here below you can find the programs of activities offered in English. The programs of activities offered in Italian are available here.


The course  will be held by Prof. Robert Grant.

The detailed program is available at this webpage.

Public Speaking


The goal of the course is to help participants in developing their communication skills. Public speaking is an activity that can be challenging for some: for this reason, the course is aimed at teaching how to organize an effective presentation, how to best deal with it, working in particular on the modality and clarity of one's exposure and on the supporting tools such as the slides.
The objective is achieved through public speaking simulations with analysis of performance in a constructive and collaborative logic.


The structure of the public speaking course is characterized by a strong mix of strictly theoretical contents and tools immediately applicable on a practical level, exercised through a series of assignments and simulations.
The path is developed around themes organized according to a precise classification, designed to guide the participant in a sort of "journey" in the oratory art.
• Introduction to the course: knowledge of the participants and definition of objectives
• Verbal, extra verbal and proxemic communication.
• Before standing up: the importance of preparation and the design of your speech
• Business Presentation Model: design your presentation based on the objectives to be achieved, the means available and in relation to the target audience.
• How to deliver your speech through your true self.
• How to build the best storytelling by understanding what information to use and how.
• Tools to support the speaker and presentation: presentation design. The seductive power of stories applied to slide presentations. Effective slide design and presentation

Lecturer: Emanuele Mascherpa. Graduated in Psychology, he worked for 16 years in the Human Resources Departments of large multinationals such as L’Oréal, ING Direct, AXA and Willis Towers Watson. He is an expert in all HR subjects (Training, Recruiting, Talent Management, Performance appraisal, etc.), he also has developed a strong specialization in presentation strategy and public speaking, developing an ad hoc methodology to teach managers and professionals how to best sell their ideas through persuasive presentations.
In 2017 he founded speech.it to share the culture of effective presentations through blogs and podcasts.
Main areas of scientific interest: Public Speaking, Effective presentations, Persuasion and sales, HR culture in organizations, Performance evaluation, goals and motivation.

Last modified 21/11/2023 - 10:54:13