This week, you are participating in a professional virtual Communications Conference.

This week, you are participating in a professional virtual Communications Conference. The purpose of the conference is to share strategies for effective communication strategies. The purpose of your presentation is to guide the conference attendees (your classmates) in successfully applying the content of your presentation to their current or future careers.
Deliver a professional presentation concerning ONE topic from one of the following threads. (For instance, if choosing the first topic from Thread 1, you would do a presentation on just “conflict management” but not a presentation on “conflict management, intercultural communication, team work, and collaborative writing.”)
Thread 1 Interpersonal Communication
Conflict Management
Intercultural Communication
Team Work
Collaborative Writing
Thread 2 Leadership Communication
Conducting Meetings
Providing Employee Reviews
Presenting an Award
Delivering a Toast or Roast
Thread 3 Employment Communication
Applying for an Internal Position or Promotion
Salary Negotiation
Thread 4 Personal Communication
Personal Branding
Professional Mentoring
Public Speaking
Nonverbal Communication
Thread 5 Technological Communication
Social Media Tips and Tools for Business Communication (Explain how and why to use ONE specific social media platform or strategy for business purposes, such as effectively using Instagram Stories, optimizing a Facebook profile, or making a tweet go viral.)
Technology Tips and Tools for Business Communication (Explain how and why to use ONE specific technology tool or strategy for business purposes, such as security precautions for Zoom meetings, editing an amazing video, or using Padlet for business.)
Guidelines Icon Guidelines
You may narrow the scope of your presentation if you desire, such as focusing on networking within the military rather than general networking strategies or focusing on salary negotiations in STEM fields rather than in general for all fields. Choose a topic for your presentation that is practical and relevant to your career interests!
Carefully review the presentation rubric. Your presentation must include the following:
The equivalent of 8-16 PowerPoint slides although you may use any appropriate technology to present (PowerPoint, Prezi, Slideshare, etc.). Carefully follow the guidelines for Presentations discussed in Week 7!
Two professional research sources correctly cited in APA style. In addition to using in-text citations for specific sentences or bulleted items on each slide, include a references slide or section at the end of the presentation. Review Documenting Sources.
One visual aid created by you IN ADDITION TO any other decorative visuals used. The original visual aid created by you might be a pie chart, bar chart, line chart, infographic, flowchart, etc. Review Visual Media and Design, Visual Aids, and Visual Ethics for how to design effective visuals. For how to cite visuals, review Documenting Visuals.
Audio or video delivery of the presentation. There is no time length requirement. You may use any recording software you feel comfortable using! Some free options include:
PowerPoint (with audio narration)