Your instructor may opt to have you and your co-managers do a presentation at the end of the simulation (or possibly even at some point during the simulation). Typically, the audience for such a presentation is your company's board of directors and/or shareholders (with your instructor, invited guests, and other class members assuming the roles of board members and/or shareholders). Your instructor will clarify whether the context of your presentation will be a meeting of the company's board of directors or an annual shareholders' meeting or some other audience. In the event you are asked to do a presentation on the performance and operation of your company, then we suggest that you create a PowerPoint slide presentation (or a set of transparencies that you can show on an overhead projector if your classroom is not equipped to show slides from a PC). Unless otherwise instructed, your presentation should include the following topics and slides: A brief review of the financial performance of your company during the time you and your co-managers have run the company. This review should consist of charts showing the following:
Trends in the company's annual total revenues
Trends in the company's annual earnings per share (EPS)
Trends in the company's annual return on equity investment (ROE) Trends in the company's annual credit rating
Trends in the company's year-end stock price
Trends in the company's annual image rating
As you know, when you launch the Decisions and Reports program, there is a performance summary containing bar graphs showing your company's performance on each of the above six performance indicators. These graphs for the final year of the simulation can easily be inserted into a PowerPoint presentation or Word document by clicking the Save-To-File button nearest each graph. Once you have named and saved a picture file of a graph to your local drive you can insert the picture into your PowerPoint presentation or Word document using the Insert...