Effective Business Presentations
Assignments and Projects
Revised - May 2004
PARTICIPATION POINTS (15+5 Points) includes attendance, participation in class and the following:
1. STUDENT HOME PAGE Using the student tools in BlackBoard, create a student web page with text, appropriately sized graphic and three links. .
2. Binder - Keep a binder of your incredible experience with technology, accomplishments, technical frustrations and success.
3. FORUMS You are asked to contribute to the BlackBoard site Forums weekly. You may start a new thread or respond to someone else's posting. Quality of posting is considered when awarding points.
Assignment 1: Get to know your MySeneca website. When you have taken the tour you will do the forum on Goals and "A" Students and you will create a student web page. There are 10 forums that count towards participation. Those 10 are worth 2 points each. Other forums are either team forums or optional forums.
Go to WORD and create a message
to the class. Remember to use the spell check tool before you copy and
paste your message into FORUM ONE: Introductions.
In the message put the following three parts (in three paragraphs).
Assignment Two: MARKETING WEB RESEARCH REPORT - (10 points)
5 BUSINESS web sites on the same subject (cars, cosmetics, music, etc.).
Site Assessment Form is a useful tool to help you evaluate the
5 business sites.
Assignment Three: POWER POINT PROJECT ONE - Information Presentation (15 Points)
1. Create a
5 minute Power Point presentation telling us who you are. Creativity
Assignment Four: Power Point Project 2: Team Persuasive Business Presentation (20 points)
your team create a 10 - 15 minute persuasive professional presentation
related to an original marketing idea.
You must integrate 2 overhead transparencies into this presentation. You will also prepare and use Speakers notes - it is recommended that you use index cards if you have to have notes while presenting.
If you are not present when teams present, you will lose points for not presenting and for not contributing to the evaluations of yours and other teams.
Project, Part 1. TEAM WEB PAGE
(20 points includes persuasive presentation and evaluation of project)
Your team site is created using Netscape Composer (v4.79)
This project builds on ideas generated by using mindmaps and/or flowcharts. The idea is to create a web page that will serve as a resource for you and your classmates. It can be a collection of resources that you can persuade your audience to use. Each team decides on the topic and what goes into the site. You are expected to build on the plans developed though these may be modified considerably following class feedback. The basic minimum requirements are as follows:
The team web pages have the following minimum elements:
The resulting URL would then be http://learn.senecac.on.ca/~username/dragons/bestmarket.html
Submit the team web page to me by email. Please follow instructions carefully.
You will be given a tutorial to learn how to develop a page using Netscape Composer.
WARNING: Before you submit your pages, please be sure that they have the following information as required by Seneca College on student web pages. The following notice has been published by Seneca's IT Department. The disclaimer is especially important for team pages as you will be linking to external sites you may have commented on in your descriptions of the links.
Student Web Pages...Disclaimer Requirement
Web pages created
and stored on College servers - as class projects or otherwise, should
include the following information on the
Web pages created and stored on
College servers - as class projects or otherwise,
a disclaimer should be included when creating web sites that may be
The disclaimer should include a link to the College's Information Technology
Acceptable Use Policy (ITAUP). The link should
- the main page for a project page should have the text "Student Project"
clearly displayed on the top of the page.
Laws - Please remember that web pages must
comply with copyright laws. (There are many search utilities available
Review the Team Evaluation Sheet to make sure you have covered all the necessary components.
Submit the team web page URL in an e-mail message to me Angela.Zigras@senecac.on.ca. Please follow instructions carefully.
(15 points includes Information presentation and evaluation of project)
Portfolios can be done with Netscape Composer and have these basic elements:
The portfolio is also used as a resource collection for your career. Portfolios not only tell about you and your skills, they demonstrate your approach to creative problem-solving by the ways in which you organize and represent yourself. Your portfolio may be a model for other students. Your portfolio may also be a global passport to a rewarding career. You may create a business card with your URL to use in job search.
You will be given a tutorial to learn how to write and edit a page using HTML if you want to try coding your page or to edit your code when you have problems.
Review the Portfolio Evaluation Sheet to make sure you have covered all the necessary components.