5-minute pitch

Assessment task: Presentation

Task

Description:

Present a 5-minute pitch on video on one of the following topics:

1.    Business and climate change

2.    Business and human rights

You are required to prepare a 5-minute video for representatives (e.g. managers) in an industry that is affected by climate change   or human rights issues. You should present only one problem that the industry faces, and recommend only one solution that the industry can implement.

Record your presentation through Zoom. Your video feed must be turned on during the presentation. You should clearly demonstrate the techniques you learned in Weeks 10 and 11, including:

•     audience awareness

•     presentation structure

•     slides and visual images

•     speech, stress and pacing

•     body language and video angle

You should decide on one specific industry as your audience.     The purpose of your pitch is to persuade the industry representatives to adopt your solution.

You are recommended to use the video structure that you learned in Week 11, but it is not strictly required.

   
Weighting: This assessment task is worth 20% of your final grade. Please see the assessment criteria on page 2 carefully before submitting your work.
Length: Your presentation should be 5 minutes long. You may use no more than

2 content slides, excluding any title slides. You should speak for at least     2 minutes for each slide. You should be speaking during the whole pitch, without playing any external video clips during your presentation.

Referencing: References are not required.
Submission instructions: Upload your video as a single file to the submission link on Blackboard through Kaltura. Instructions on how to upload your video file are provided in the assessment folder.

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MGTS7610 Management Communication  Business Pitch    Semester 1, 2021

Presentation Rubric

Rubric Trait Outstanding Very Good Good Meets Expectations Below Expectations
Knowledge/Topic fluency

Presentation topic has clearly been researched and presenter shows indepth knowledge of the subject.

Your ideas are clear, highly organised and compelling. The presentation shows that you have considered your audience and topic deeply, and researched it broadly, providing the audience with significant subject knowledge. Your ideas are clear, well organised and convincing.

It is apparent to your target audience that you have considered your topic, and researched it carefully.

Your ideas are clear, well organised and persuasive to your target audience. You have considered your topic carefully and presented it in a knowledgable manner. Your ideas are mostly organised and sound. Your presentation contains information to demonstrate that you have considered your topic. Your ideas are disorganised or very vague. Presentation demonstrates an inadequate knowledge of the chosen topic, you do not speak for the entire duration, or you rely on external video clips.
Presentation Style/

Non-verbal skills Use of camera position, posture, gestures, and eye contact to engage the audience.

Presentation style demonstrates sophisticated and polished public speaking skills. Your use of posture, gestures, and eye contact creates a bond with the audience. Presenter makes clever use of speaking devices, such as rhetorical questions or humour. Presentation style demonstrates highly developed public speaking skills. Your use of camera position, posture, gestures, and eye contact engages the audience. You make appropriate use of speaking devices, such as rhetorical questions or humour. Presentation style demonstrates well developed public speaking skills. Your use of camera position, posture, gestures, and eye contact encourages audience involvement. Presentation style demonstrates appropriately developed speaking skills, and an awareness of the use of camera position, posture, gestures, and/or eye contact to encourage audience interest. Presentation style demonstrates poor public speaking skills. Little to no use of camera position, posture, gestures, or eye contact to engage the audience, or your video feed is not on during the presentation.
Delivery/ Verbal

Skills

Use of articulation, pace, and tonal variation to engage the audience

Your speech is articulated clearly and delivered in a natural and well measured pace. Tonal variation is used purposefully to direct audience attention and emphasise key points and engage the audience. Presentation is delivered without reliance on notes. Your speech is articulated clearly and delivered in a comfortable and well measured pace. Tonal variation is used effectively to place emphasis on key points and engage the audience. Your presentation is delivered with minimal reliance on notes. Your speech is generally clear, and delivered in an appropriately measured pace. Tonal variation is used well to emphasise most key points, and attract the audience’s interest most of the time. Your presentation is delivered with some reliance on notes. Your speech is mostly clear, and mostly delivered in an appropriate pace. Tonal variation is sometimes used for emphasis. Your presentation relies noticeably on notes. Your speech is poorly articulated, or your pace is way too fast for audience comprehension or way too

slow for audience

engagement. Little to no use

of tonal variation to emphasise key points. You are clearly reading from notes.

Professionalism Use of visual support to aid audience engagement and understanding. Your presentation

demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of how support materials are used to stimulate audience reception and comprehension. Your slides feature consistent and appealing design, with thought provoking images and audiovisual material. No

spelling/grammatical errors on slides.

Your presentation demonstrates a highly developed understanding of how support materials are used to stimulate audience reception and comprehension. Your slides are consistently designed with appropriate, powerful and clear

images. No

spelling/grammatical errors on slides.

Your presentation demonstrates a well developed understanding of how support materials are used to aid audience reception and comprehension. Your slides are consistently themed, with appropriate and clear images. No spelling/grammatical errors on slides. Your presentation demonstrates a well developed understanding of how support materials are used to aid audience reception and comprehension. Your slides are clearly organized. Minimal spelling/grammatical errors on slides. Support material demonstrates limited understanding of how visual support materials can be used to aid audience reception and

comprehension. Too many slides, slides are poorly organized, or they are crowded with too much content. Multiple spelling/ grammatical errors on slides.

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