Module 4 – Background
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Module 4 – Case
Create a PowerPoint slideshow as described here. Add audio to your presentation by using the Record Narration option under the Slide Show tab in PowerPoint. You will need a microphone which should be built in on most computers. (There is no need to have a real audience unless you want to.)
If you have difficulty recording submit a full script in the notes section of your PowerPoint slides that reads the way the narration would have had it been presented. Your submission will be assessed based in part on this script. You may include colloquial expressions that you would use (if any) if speaking to a real audience.
The presentation must have at least 9 slides including the opening and ending slides which should not be blank. Include the appropriate recorded narration for these slides.
You are acting as a nutrition consultant to the restaurant. Address your presentation to Mr. Adrian Hammersmith owner and his staff at Adrian’s Steak House 974 South Cobb Drive Marietta GA 30060. You will explain information about the Healthy Dining program which can be found at the Healthy Diet Finder (2015) home page (http://www.healthydiningfinder.com/home). The home page is primarily for diners. A link at the bottom of the page labeled Nutrition Services takes dietitians and restaurateurs to information about nutrition and other services. Your presentation should provide the audience with an overview of the program including information about the services provided by and benefits of Healthy Dining. Additionally you should have at least one slide that describes the impact on the staff that adopting the Healthy Dining practices will have.
Save your PowerPoint presentation with recorded narration as a slideshow. Submit it by the module’s due date.
The PowerPoint slideshow must be professionally prepared and include narration. (PowerPoint presentations should not be larger than 10MB.) Record the presentation as a slideshow and submit it.
Your slideshow will be graded according to the TridentOral Communication Rubric(TUI 2015).
No citations and formal bibliography are necessary for Case 4.
Case General Expectations
In the Case Assignments students will assume the role of a Manager in Employee Communications at a large service firm such as a bank or an advertising or consulting firm. Students will assume this role throughout the Case Assignments and be challenged with different scenarios requiring written and verbal communication.