Prepare a PowerPoint or Prezi or recorded video presentation or screencast to the class arguing your case presented in Assignment #4. You will be graded on the quality/content of your slides (be sure to check colors, spacing, and spelling!) as well as on your attention to spelling, grammar, accuracy, research, etc. Feel free to use a format that allows you to record audio of you (and perhaps your teammates) speaking to accompany the visuals – this is optional, not required.
Imagine your audience as the person/committee or group you addressed your project to. (For example, if you advised your client to lease a vehicle rather than purchase it, you may imagine yourself presenting in front of that person and their associates.)
Some presentations will work well with fewer slides, some with more. Some recorded videos could be effective at 4 minutes, some at 8 minutes. These parameters will vary depending on how much research was included in your project, how many details you need to present, how much space your images and embedded videos take up, etc. As a general rule, let’s agree as a class to shoot for a target range of 7 to 20 slides and 4 to 8 minutes for these projects.
Ch. 21, “Making Oral Presentations”; Ch. 6, “Researching Your Subject”; Ch. 8, “Communicating Persuasively”
Introduce your team members and your topic at the beginning of the presentation
Find a hook to interest the audience – perhaps a question (“how many of you had to endure an awful commute in the past 24 hours?” or “do you think your smartphone is the best one on the market?”)
Include an appropriate number of slides (7-20), and/or keep your video or screencast in the range of 4 to 8 minutes long
Show slides that are visually interesting, with the right amount of images and text on each slide (avoid slides that are all text or too much dense text per page)
Show slides that have been proofread and are virtually error-free
Show images or videos that are appropriate to the topic and that inform, amuse, or enhance the presentation
Present information that is new, interesting, and engaging, as opposed to boring and already commonly known
Be sure to include a final references slide citing all sources consulted
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