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Effective Communication in Esports

A required course in the Esports Management Specialized Studies Program.

Course Description

Effective communication is essential in every industry. It is particularly important in esports because practitioners and decisions makers are often at different levels of knowledge and sophistication in this relatively new industry. According to our research, one of the most highly desired skillsets that esports industry leaders want from an esports professional is to have effective communication skills. In this class, you will learn how to present effectively to decision makers so that you can make the next big esports move for your organization or yourself. This is hands-on course practice and hone all major types of communications: emails, written proposals, and presentations. Learn how to apply effective communication strategies and presentation tactics to specific esports scenarios.

This online course may include live webinars using an online meeting software called Zoom. The dates of these webinars would be determined during the first week of class. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the course website for those who cannot participate in the live sessions. You may access your online course by 12pm (noon) Pacific Standard Time on the start date through your UCI DCE web account at https://ce.uci.edu/. Select “My Account,” then “My Courses” from the menu on the left, and lastly “Access Canvas” to access your online course. Instruction begins promptly on the start date. If you enrolled on or after the start date, you may access your online course one hour from the time of your enrollment. If you have any problems, please contact UCI DCE Student Services at 949-824-5414 or dce-services@uci.edu.

  • Details
  • $630
  • November 01, 2021 to December 12, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00267
  • ID/Units: HUMAN X420.12  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021

Instructor


Jonathan Pan is currently on the Community and Esports team at Amazon Game Studios. He has over 13 years of experience in management, strategy, or business development roles across companies small and large. His primary focus is in online gaming and esports. After serving as a Product Manager at Riot Games, he co-founded and served as CEO of Ember, an esports team. He has also delivered one of the most viewed TEDx talks on esports. Jonathan received his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in entertainment and finance. Jonathan is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan where he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START11/01/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END12/12/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---