Week 7 Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation

Week 7 Assignment: PowerPoint Presentation

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Review chapter(s) applicable to your presentation
  • Lesson
  • Headset microphone (If your computer does not already have a built-in microphone, then you can find this item under the Additional Items section in the bookstore).
  • Link (website): Narrated PowerPoint Tutorial (Make sure to review this tutorial before you begin recording.)
  • Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (from Weeks 5 & 6)

Your PowerPoint presentation is due this week. Most of you will have a mic built into your computer, but if you don’t, then you are required to obtain a headset microphone to produce the PowerPoint narration. Headset microphones can be purchased from the bookstore or at any electronics or discount store for between $10-25. When purchasing a headset microphone, consider the ports available on the computer being used and purchase accordingly.

In addition, you should take the time to review the Resources tab for technology guidance so that you will be ready to complete your speech on time. Of course, if you face technical trouble, there is support available.

Review the Narrated PowerPoint Tutorial (in Required Resources) for instructions on how to record the narration.

PowerPoint Project Timeline



Week 4

PowerPoint Topic and Organization

Week 5

PowerPoint Outline Rough Draft

Week 6

PowerPoint Outline Final Draft, Images, and Sources

Week 7

PowerPoint Presentation

Week 8

PowerPoint Evaluation

The following are the best practices for creating your speech presentation:

  • Title Slide: Include the title, audience (who you prepared the presentation for: school or institution), the presenter who prepared and narrated, and the date.
  • Attention-Getter: Give the audience a reason to pay attention. Make them want to listen to your speech.
  • Thesis: Clearly state the purpose of your presentation
    • (On this slide, establish the tone of the presentation and include any questions you think your audience might have about your topic – questions you will answer during your presentation).
  • Body of the Presentation (multiple slides): Include the information you found during your research and organize it in a visually pleasing manner.
    • Use some type of division like levels of headers or titles.
    • Use words and phrases to clarify key points.
    • Provide researched evidence for each point.
    • Cite your evidence, quotes, and statistics within your presentation using
    • in-text citations ( ) on the slides as well as full reference citations on the
    • last slide.
    • Include images to add visual appeal to the slides.
  • Summary and Conclusion: Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing but presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your outline or presentation. Minor details are left out. Summarize the benefits of the ideas and how they affect the thesis statement of the outline and main objective of the presentation. End with a final strong statement regarding the intent of the presentation.
  • References: Use the APA citation format. The illustrations should be included with your resources. APA tutorials are available in the Chamberlain University library. Keep in mind the following:
    • At least 4 authoritative, outside scholarly sources are required from Week 6 outline. (Anonymous authors or web pages are not acceptable.)
    • Appropriate citations within the presentation are required on the last slide. Just copy and paste this from the last page of your outline – the References page. References should be in APA format.
    • Each resource should be entirely double spaced.
    • All entries must use hanging indents – the first line is flush left, and all the rest are indented.
    • All Chamberlain University policies are in effect including the plagiarism policy.

Additional Hints

  • Use a minimum of 5 visual aids to further clarify and support the written part of your presentation. You could use example graphs, diagrams, photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts. If a slide appears boring, then strongly consider adding a visual. It is the blend of text and images that make the slides engaging for the audience.
  • Animation and video clips should not be used for this speech. YouTube is not allowed.
  • Do not type out text onto the slide and then read it during your presentation. Remember, you are the teacher, so teach, don’t read!

Click on the following link to view a presentation of sample slides. Click on the arrows to scroll through the slide show.

Presentation Requirements (APA format)

  • Time Length: 5-7 minutes
  • Slide Length: minimum of 8 slides
  • Slide Content
    • Title slide
    • Attention-Getter
    • Thesis
    • Body of the Presentation
    • Summary and Conclusion
    • References slide (minimum of 4 scholarly sources from Week 6 outline)
  • Minimum of 5 visual aids

This activity will be graded based on W7 Presentation Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 3

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Week 6: Cross-Cultural Communication at the Workplace

Alyssa Acker

Chamberlain University

SPCH227- Dr. McGlasson

February 14, 2021

General Topic: Cross-cultural communication in the workplace

Specific Topic: Promoting cross cultural communication in the workplace

Thesis Statement: There are three primary ways of promoting cross-cultural communications in the workplace


With today’s diverse workplace, communication challenges tend to be so complex. Each culture tends to have its own set of assumptions as well as tendencies in regard to face to face interactions and attempting to get your personal point across effectively can at times be hard.

Workplaces are currently composed of remote teams which are scattered across the country. Due to this cross cultural communication becomes an essential part of the organizational success. In this assignment we shall consider three main techniques that can be used to improve cross cultural communication in the workplace.


Main Point #1: Maintaining etiquette

– Different cultures have different etiquette around the way they communicate

-Appropriate etiquette goes a long way in respecting other people’s culture

-Study the target culture

Main Point #2: Practice active listening

– Restate what the other people has said

– Aids in building rapport to make sure that essential information does not get missed

-Ask frequent questions

Main Point #3: Avoid closed questions

– Avoid questions that require a yes or a no response

– Majority of the cultures avoid questions which require a negative response

-Ask open-ended questions which require information as response


Cross cultural communication is among the firm’s overall communication strategy and improving in this area is a major step in increasing the employees as well as the firms’ performance. Organizations should major in improving communication in the firms since effective communication is the key to success of any firm. Through enhancing and maintaining etiquette, practicing active listening and avoiding closed questions it will be easy for firms to enhance effective cross cultural communications.

Visual #1

Top Ten Tips for… Effective Cross-Cultural Communication

This image can be used when discussing about the meaning of cross cultural communication. This is because the image is composed of people of different colors. It shows how effective cross cultural communication aids in enhancing happy and effective communication. This is because the individuals in the presentation tend to be happy and contented with the conversation that they are having. The individuals are all putting on a smiling face which is an indication they are all happy. This image will bring out the importance of an effective communication among individuals.

Visual #2


The image is made up of people that tend to be communicating. The image will be included at the introduction of the PowerPoint to bring out the fact that the presentation will mainly major on the sending and receiving of messages. The pictures show that all people are connected effectively. The picture shows the essentiality of effective communication. It can be used for adding personality and also human connection to the presentation. The picture also has symbols of communication mainly messages. Therefore, the pictures show that effective transfer of information aids in making communication effective and also the people in the conversation are contented and impressed with it.

Visual #3


The image represents individuals that are communication. The individuals tend to be practicing the art of active listening. The image can be used to introduce the slide that will major on the effectiveness as well as the essentiality of active listening during communication. Given that the presentation majors at the aspects that can improve cross cultural communication in organizations, the image will be effective in reminding the audience on the importance of active listening during communication. Thus the image is essential in portraying the effectiveness of active listening during communication. Similarly, this image can be used to emphasize on the importance of effective communication given that the individuals in the image are happy.

Visual #4

Image result for maintaining etiquette

The image will be used to bring out the importance of good etiquette in a communication. The individuals in the pictures are happy with the presentation that is taking place. The image will introduce the audience to that which will be discussed in the PowerPoint presentation. I selected this image since different parts of the brain compared to words and they to have a quicker as well as stronger reaction compared to words.

Visual #5

The visuals will be efficient since they can be used to display the techniques for enhancing cross communication in organization in a clearer way. In order to make it more understandable we will include the cross communication in the triangle and the different ways of improving cross cultural communication in the circles. This will be a simple way of ensuring that the readers remember these ways. This will as well make the presentation impressive.


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