Week 4 Assignment 1: Presentation Planning
This week the focus is on presentations and presenting. These are the most widely used tools in organizational communication allowing for messaging up and down then up again within an organization. These presentations run from small and informal to large and formal as well as presented by teams. The use of AIM that Cardon discusses (2020) is extremely effective with presentations.
You are a regional sales director for a national company located in Dallas, TX. It is time for you to present your quarterly report to the national vice president of sales. This presentation will be held at your regional office. This is important as it is an opportunity to share your results, which are positive in terms of sales, but it is also a chance to impress the vice president so as to ask her for additional budget money for next year, some of which can be used for raises and bonuses for your regional team
You want this presentation to be informative, effective and powerful. You decide to put together a presentation team that will project manage the presentation. Aside from the content of the presentation, the team will identify all of the associated requirements and details for the presentation such as the agenda, formal or informal, use of handouts and visual aids as well as rehearsing and utilizing AIM.
Write a detailed plan for the presentation that includes the items from above and additional information from your readings. Again, you do not need to address the presentation content.