It is time for us to turn our attention to outlines, organization, and topic choice. This week has two separate assignments that will be submitted. Assignment 1 is the Team Outline Exercise, which involves group work and which will prepare you for Assignment 2, an individual assignment that will start you on the road to completing your Week 7 PowerPoint presentation.
Part 1: Outline
This week, you will have an opportunity to work in a team and to put into practice many of the communication strategies about which we are learning. Your instructor has already assigned you to a group of team members. You need to solve a communication business problem outline together by the end of the week. Note: You must engage early in the week so that you have time to work together as a group. Remember, what makes a group a team is a shared common goal, and this team will be no exception. In this case, your shared goal is to create and deliver an A+ solution to a communication business outline.
The following is a list of ideas that were brainstormed in a meeting with your company employees. The company needs to include all these ideas in an all-company presentation, but the list is very disorganized right now. What would be the best way to sort these ideas into some sequence of main points with sub points?
- There are 3 main points, and the rest are sub points.
- There is no introduction or conclusion.
- Your group can be found in the menu under “People.”
- You must use the discussion that is setup in the Group Home Page to work on this project.
With your assigned team, unscramble the following statements to create a logical outline for an upcoming business presentation. Use standard outline format as described in your textbook.
- Ensure that the language is used correctly.
- Speaker credibility influences how listeners feel about the speaker.
- Character is the quality of being honest, trustworthy, and showing goodwill.
- Deliver the speech with confidence.
- Credibility is an extremely important factor in determining speaker effectiveness.
- Connect the audience to the topic.
- Practice your delivery.
- Verbally cite personal subject knowledge.
- Present error-free written materials.
- Credibility has three primary characteristics: the three Cs.
- Ensure that typographical errors are eliminated.