From quick conversations to phone calls, meetings, formal presentations, and sales pitches, you must always employ effective verbal communication skills. While verbal interactions are extremely common, they can also be stressful. Every interaction contains the potential for success—and the danger of failure. To be “on your game” always requires purposeful practice, reflection, and adjustment based on input and feedback. No matter what your verbal communication skills are, you can improve them.

In this assignment, you will develop and deliver a 5-minute presentation. This verbal communication should match the challenge or opportunity topic that you wrote about for your Week 4 outline and Week 8 Assignment.

Note: For the purposes of this course, your presentation should not exceed 5 minutes. (Your communication proposal might require a much longer presentation, but limit your response to the key 5 minutes in this case.) Imagine that you are before your target audience and pitching the idea.

Instructions

  1. Prepare your presentation:
    1. Write a script for your presentation using feedback from Assignment 2, considering your 5-minute limit. The script should include:
      1. An engaging introduction. Start with an impactful opening story, statistic, or statement.
      2. The key message and support for the key message. Include five or more compelling stories, statistics, or facts, using sources to meet the goals and needs of the audience. enough information to support your argument.
      3. Present a clear and actionable call to action, using a strong action verb, at the appropriate time in the presentation.
      4. POWERPOINT WITH SPEAKING NOTES.