English 101; Individual Presentation

English 101; Individual Presentation

Individual Presentation Draft: Planning, Designing, and Creating Presentation SlidesIn its competitive battles with AT&T, Sprint, and other carriers, Verizon seeks to attract and keep not just customers but top employees. Engineers and technicians obviously play a vital role in a technology company such as Verizon, but the firm also needs specialists in everything from accounting to public relations to real estate.

  • Your task: Prepare a draft of a brief presentation that Verizon recruiters could use at job fairs and other venues to entice or persuade both new graduates and experienced professionals to consider joining the company. Choose a structured or free-form design. Create an appropriate number of slides for a presentation that is at least ten minutes but no longer than 15 minutes (not including a question-and-answer period). Assume that the audience members have heard of Verizon but don’t have any in-depth knowledge about the company. You can learn more about the company and the benefits of working there by visiting Verizon Careers – Job Opportunities.

In this assignment, you will prepare a 10-15 slide presentation draft for your instructor to review and provide feedback on. Your final presentation will be due in Module 8. Presentations must be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint.

The draft PowerPoint presentation will include an audio narration, which you will record either slide-by-slide with a tool such as Nanogong or all at once directly into the presentation. The course contains a tutorial on the use of Nanogong and links to Atomic Learning videos on recording audio in Microsoft PowerPoint. Presentations must be adapted to the audience.

You are strongly encouraged to use the following format so that your presentation is organized appropriately:

  • Title Slide (1 slide): Include the title of your presentation, your name, date of presentation, and the instructor’s name in this slide.
  • Introduction (1-2 slides): The introduction should capture your audience’s attention, establish credibility, and provide an overview of the topic and the main points. Refer to and apply the strategies outlined in your textbook to meet these objectives.
  • Topic Content (7-9 slides): The topic content should include the main points of the topic and the supporting material. The main points should include the significant ideas you want to convey to your audience. Each slide should be an independent idea related to, or building upon, other main points. It is highly recommended that you use PowerPoint Speaker’s Notes to clarify content or add appropriate information. Use simple designs and minimize the amount of text on slides. Graphics, photos or other pictures should be kept to a minimum unless they are deemed essential to the main point. As with all written material for this course, you must follow APA 6th edition style when citing supporting material.
  • Summary/Recommendation (1-2 slides): Use this section to reinforce key points to the audience. Be sure that any recommendations are realistic in terms of the appropriate concepts and, if applicable, the topic you have presented.

References (1 slide): Include reference information for the supporting materials used in your presentation. You must include a minimum of three references (apart from your textbook) to support your content. This slide must be formatted according to APA 6th edition standards.

English 101; Individual Presentation


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