Unit 4 Touchstone: Oral Presentation
ASSIGNMENT: Imagine that you have been asked to give a five-minute oral presentation at the next staff meeting. The purpose is to teach your colleagues some strategy or technique for better communication. Feel free to draw on the content you have already learned in this class!
Since you will not be able to share a screen, it is recommended that you do not try to teach people how to use a technology, but some other best practice. You may do something related to technology, as long as you do not need to do a demonstration. Use of visual aids is optional and will not be assessed directly.
Example topics could be:
- Humor at work: what’s appropriate and what’s not
- How to soothe an angry customer on the phone
- How to give constructive criticism in person
- Advice for professional emails
These are some suggestions, but you can select any topic that is related to workplace communication and which can be explained in five minutes.
Don’t be daunted by the time limit. That’s as long as ten television commercials, which usually tell a story and make a pitch in 30 seconds!
Before you begin you may want to review the content on Organizing Presentations and Delivering Presentations.