Professional Communications

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Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Choose one of the following topics for your oral presentation Key Assignment, which will be due in Week 4. You will follow this topic throughout the session as you research, write, and develop your oral presentation.

How to communicate effectively in cross-cultural communications Providing Constructive Feedback
Effective Listening Skills
Using nonverbal and verbal communication effectively

You have been asked by your instructor to deliver an oral presentation about a communications topic to your classmates, which is a diverse group. Use the following steps to plan your presentation. These steps are designed to help you analyze the audience, content, and context of your presentation. Each section should include several sentences to clearly describe your plans for the speech.

Audience Analysis

Describe your audience
What may your audience know already about your topic?

Create an Outline that includes the following:

Introduction

1. Explain the goal or purpose of the speech

Write one sentence that states the purpose of your presentation. An example could be as follows: The intent of this presentation is to help students understand how to use verbal communication tools to more effectively communicate.

2. Opener (1 sentence)

Use an opening line that hooks your audience and draws them into the presentation. This can be a startling statistic, an excerpt from a book or song, or any other opening that helps your audience understand the context of your presentation.

3. Thesis statement or main idea of your presentation

Write a clear thesis statement. The thesis is the main idea that prepares your audience for...
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