Each group member should give a 4-minute presentation, following this structure:
• Identify a current problem.
• Analyse the causes of this problem.
• Present a potential solution to this problem.
• Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this solution Points to consider:
• Form a group of 6 students.
• Each group member must speak for 4 consecutive minutes. All students will be stopped by the assessor at 4 minutes.
• Although this is a group presentation, marks will be awarded for each individual group member based on their own performance.
• Each group must create and use ONE PowerPoint file.
• Individual students are responsible for their own slides, but groups should all use the same font and style.
• One group member must send a copy of your group’s slides to your lecturer at least 24 hours before the presentation.
• As with all academic work, you should support your points with references as necessary.
• All sources (including pictures) must be referenced using Harvard style:
o On an end-of-section reference slide.
What can managers do to enhance corporate social responsibility? Your grade is based on two categories, each worth 50% of your grade. Broadly, the “Knowledge and Understanding” category assesses what you say, and the “Practical, Affective and Transferrable Skills” category assesses how you say it.
Task Fulfilment: This refers to how well you have met the assignment brief. You should do everything the brief asks you to do. The topic you choose should be academic and should be a relevant response to the presentation task. Complexity of Content: Your presentation should go beyond being descriptive. Your presentation should be evaluative, which means that you should explore how valid and how feasible the ideas you present are. Ideas should be discussed in as much detail as time allows, and should be supported by evidence, examples and/or explanation.
Use of Sources: The sources you choose should be academic and reliable. You should use them in an appropriate way, which means that the ideas you choose to include should be relevant and should support your points. Everything you take from a source (including pictures) should be referenced accurately in ARUL Harvard style, both on your presentation slides and in your reference list.
Delivery: This assesses your skills as a presenter, including eye contact and body language. Your delivery should be clear, well-paced and confident. Your delivery should be natural; you should avoid relying on notes or slides. You should be personable, enthusiastic and engaging.
Clarity: You should make your points in a clear, logical way. This means that you should tell the audience your ideas in a logical order and that what you say should be easy to understand. Language: You should use academic style, which means that your language should be formal and precise. You should use a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures. You should use signposting language (e.g. firstly, now I would like to move on to...) where appropriate.
Visuals: Your presentation should be supported by PowerPoint slides. Each slide should contain an appropriate amount of information; your key points should be made clear, but you should not go into too much detail on the slide itself. The look of your slides should fit in with the presentation as a whole. Your slides should look professional. You should use pictures, photos and/or icons to make your slides more engaging where appropriate.