Present and critically evaluate an analysis of current management theory and practice.
This assessment will allow you
- to display skills of summarising and condensing lengthy material (your literature review findings);
- to gain practice translating this material into oral communication suitable for an unprepared audience.
This assessment is a continuation from Assessment 2 (Literature review).
You will have 1 static slide and 3 minutes to explain the breadth and significance of your research to a non‐specialist audience.
In your presentation, you are required to discuss the following:
1) Research background information;
2) Your findings from the literature review;
3) Your research questions;
4) Your methods of data collection and analysis;
5) Conclusions, including possible research implications (who may benefit from your research).
- A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted.
- No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description.
- Include your name and student number.
- Include the title of your research.
- Carefully think about what you include in your PowerPoint slide. Only include material that is relevant and ensure that any images you use are of good quality.
- Do not overcrowd your slide as this looks unprofessional and confusing.
- Avoid distractions like super brightly coloured background.
Issue presented clearly and succinctly; no doubt as to why it is important.
Appropriate reference to the earlier work.
Methods of data collection and analysis are justified well.
Conclusions are clear, relate back to the big‐picture context, and are supported by the literature.
Flow & Balance
Logical, intuitive progression of ideas with clear and direct reference to the information on the slide.
The slide balances figures, text, white space; uncluttered background.
Blocks of text relatively small. Tasteful layout. Headings obvious, and appropriate.
Eye contact with audience.
Spoke clearly and at a reasonable pace.
Appropriate attire (e.g., business casual). Did not read from a script.