For this assignment, you will bring together everything you have learned so far in this course about scholarly writing, professional writing, public speaking, multimedia presentations, and best practice communication strategies. You will be creating a 10-minute professional tutorial in the form of a powerpoint presentation. In Week 8 of the course, you will also have the opportunity to give and receive peer feedback on this Signature Assignment.
You may select any topic that advances your own professional career or personal pursuits for your tutorial. You are encouraged to create a presentation that you can share with others outside of the course after it has ended. As a few examples to get you started, this tutorial could cover a challenging task you and your coworkers are asked to perform at work that could use more clarification, a process that you wish to have your direct reports at work follow to complete a task, or you can create a tutorial for people in your personal life about a responsibility or task they need additional direction to complete. Creativity is encouraged with this tutorial, so feel free to pick a topic relevant to you, and please select tools to create it that best fit your intended outcome.
Your tutorial will be measured on your ability to incorporate best practices covered in the course. Specifically, your focus should be on:
- Incorporating best practices in public speaking for professionals.
- Using effective communication strategies outlined in this course.
- Using effective multimedia strategies outlined in this course by including at minimum an audio component to accompany your presentation.
- Using communication strategies appropriate to the medium and audience.
The first step is to create the slide show that you will use during the narrated presentation of your tutorial. You may create the slides for your tutorial using PowerPoint, Slides, that will allow your audience to read, view, and hear your tutorial as you present it.