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Team Presentation Assignment

General Information

This assignment provides your team an opportunity to research a consumer behavior
topic that is of interest to your team, and present your results to the class. In addition to
library and internet research, interviews and personal experience can be used to support
this project. A 15 – 20 minute presentation, including time for questions, is required as
part of this assignment (10%). The other part is the research paper that should discuss the
topic in details, hereunder are more details about the Team Application Paper
Assignment. Have fun and be creative with your topic and your presentation!!

Specifications

   1) The topic should be of interest in today’s work environment and should provide a
      learning experience for your peers. Each team is expected to select a different
      topic (or, if topics are similar, select a different perspective).
   2) The presentation should be logically organized and should not be read.
   3) PowerPoint slides and/or other visual aids should be professional in appearance
      and should support your presentation, not repeat it.
   4) Assume your audience has little knowledge of the topic.
   5) Include the following elements:
          a. Begin with an introduction – get attention and explain the importance or
              relevance of the topic.
          b. Provide an overview of the main theme of the topic.
          c. Outline and describe the major concepts of the topic.
          d. Describe how these concepts apply in the workplace.
          e. End with a conclusion – summarize the presentation.



Submission Summary

The following must be submitted to the instructor at the beginning of the presentation:

   1. Cover page with title of presentation and team member names
   2. Copies of your PowerPoint slides or other visual aids (black and white copies are
      appropriate)
   3. Staple all materials together – a report cover is optional
Team Application Paper Assignment

General Information

This assignment provides your team an opportunity to extend your presentation topic by
applying it to an organization, department, or work team. In addition to library and
internet research, interviews and personal experience can be used to support this project.
A maximum of 10 – 15 page paper, plus a separate cover sheet and reference page using
APA style, are required as part of this assignment.

Specifications

   1)   You are to extend your presentation topic and apply it to a real organization.
   2)   The application paper should be logically ordered and professional in appearance.
   3)   Assume your audience has little knowledge of the topic.
   4)   Include the following elements:
            a. Begin with an introduction – get attention and explain the importance or
               relevance of the topic.
            b. Provide a detailed description of the topic.
                    i. Include relevant models or theories supporting your information.
            c. Provide a description of the target work entity.
            d. Discuss how your topic is currently applied/used/relied on/ignored by
               the target entity.
            e. Demonstrate how the concepts you have learned regarding your topic
               should be applied.
                    i. Show strengths and weaknesses of the current situation.
                   ii. Give recommendations for future application by the target
                        entity.
                  iii. Be specific and give examples.
            f. End with a conclusion – summarize the topic and application process.

Submission Summary

The following must be submitted to the instructor at the beginning of class on the date
due:
1) Cover page with title of presentation and team member names
2) The 5 – 10 page paper, plus any supporting documents (Appendices; may include ads,
product features, packaging…etc)
3) The reference page, in APA style (APA information is available in the library, on the
internet, from Pathways, and from the instructor)
4) Staple all materials together – a report cover is optional
Team Presentation Assignment Evaluation Guide

Category                                                     Points   Earned
Follows specifications                                           10

Clear introduction                                              10
 -explains what presentation will include

Depth of investigation                                          15
 -provides a complete description of major concepts


Clear application in the work world                             15
 -provides general overview of topics role in various
work settings


Clear conclusion                                                10
 -provides summary of presentation

Communicates effectively with audience                          15
 -gets attention, generates questions

Mechanics                                                       10
 -AV design, spelling, time guideline, logical order, etc.

Overall quality/professionalism                                 15

Total
100                                                            100
Instructor Comments:
Team Application Paper Assignment

Category                                               Points     Earned
Follows specifications                                       10

Clear introduction                                          10
  -provides adequate statement and
  -development of the problem

Depth of investigation                                      15
 -provides complete description of major
  concepts of both topic and target work entity

Clear application to the target work entity                 15
   -provides complete discussion of managerial
implications of the topic
  -provides an implementation action plan for
incorporating this topic into the target work entity

Clear conclusion                                            10
 -provides summary of current situation and
recommendations for the future

Communicates effectively with audience                      15
 -gets attention, is directed toward the appropriate
audience

Mechanics                                                   10
 -displays acceptable report writing standards
 -grammar, spelling, legibility, logical order, etc.

Overall quality/professionalism                             15

Total
100                                                        100


Instructor Comments:

				
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