For this assignment, you will create a
professional-looking PowerPoint (PPT) presentation on a topic of professional
communication. To help put this in perspective, the scenario is that your
supervisor has assigned you the task of presenting a 45- to 60-minute training
session on some aspect of professional communication. You need to research your
topic and prepare an engaging PPT that could be used as a visual aid for a
The course textbook will be a great resource
when looking for a topic that relates to some aspect of professional
communication. Some examples of topics include (but are not limited to):
to be an Effective Verbal and Nonverbal Communicator
to Give an Effective Presentation
Communication Within Teams
It is recommended that you pick a topic of
interest and then research this topic to make sure you can find the required,
credible sources (see below for information on approved sources). Once you have
secured five required, credible sources, create your PPT
I. Title Slide
title slide is the first required slide of your PPT (and is not considered a content
title slide must include the following elements: title of your presentation,
your full name, class name & section number, and your institution
II. Content Slides
Your PPT must contain a minimum of 15 content slides.
Content slides do not include the title or reference slide(s).
All content slides must
contain speaker notes.
Speaker notes are a presenter’s “cheat sheet”
if you will. In other words, speaker notes are hidden from your audience but
can be viewed while giving a presentation.
Speaker notes are NOT a copy of the information
on your slide. Instead, speaker notes expand upon and offer further
clarification regarding points on each content slide.
Four relevant, professional
images/graphics are required.
images/graphics used must be relevant, professional-looking, and used with the
primary purpose of helping an audience better grasp a complex concept and/or
remember information presented.
sure images are clear and not blurry.
the section in your course textbook about images used for presentations, as
you’ll find other helpful guidelines.
III. Reference Slide
reference slide will be the last required slide(s) in your PPT.
slide (or slides) will contain all sources used in your PPT presentation.
sources according to the most current APA formatting guidelines.
addition to current APA formatting guidelines, the inclusion of the complete
URL (sometimes called a permalink) is required for all full-text, peer-reviewed/scholarly articles retrieved from
Liberty’s online library journal database. Note that this is not the same
as the doi # (unless the URL takes your reader directly to the full-text article within Liberty’s online
library journal database). If
you are unsure about the specific URL/link, you can copy the entire
web address from the top of the browser’s address bar once
you are viewing the full-text article within Liberty’s
online library journal database.
minimum of five credible sources
must be used within your presentation.
Approved sources include:
the course textbook (as listed on the course
peer-reviewed/scholarly articles published within the last seven years and
retrieved from Liberty’s online library journal database.
approved for this assignment:
textbooks (including e-books), other than the
course textbook/e-book (as listed on the course syllabus)
no blogs, education sites, commercial sites,
Wikipedia, About.com, editorials, abstracts, online books, book reviews, etc.
V. Avoiding Plagiarism
and submit an original PPT presentation. Do not submit someone else’s PPT
or previously submitted work from this or another course.
statements, ideas, & thoughts (whether paraphrased or directly
quoted) used from an outside source.
data, images, etc., used from an outside source.
citations should be formatted according to the most current APA formatting
guidelines. Citations can be included directly on the slide or within the
notes area under the content slide.
sources used must be formatted on reference slide(s), according to the
most current APA formatting guidelines.
VI. Other Requirements and Reminders:
PPT must be created and uploaded as a
Microsoft PowerPoint file. DO NOT upload a PDF file, as a PDF file will not
show speaker notes.
slides and the overall design of your presentation must be professional
running header is not required.
abstract is not required.
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