Democracy: Recession and Retreat – p.101-102

Required Text
International Business: Environments & Operations, 15th Edition
Authors: John Daniels, Lee Radebaugh and Daniel Sullivan. Publisher: Pearson
ISBN-10: 0-13-345723-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-13-345723-0

Global Enterprise Topic(s) – Presentations

The purpose of these individual presentation assignments is to help you think critically about, apply

class concepts to real world situations, expand upon, integrate and apply the concepts and issues

covered in the readings to business and management situations, and stimulate class discussions and

active participation.

Your presentation must expand upon and enhance the information covered in the textbook readings

and/or demonstrate or critically review a “real world” business and/or management application

of the issues and concepts covered in the readings for that week.

Presentation Content

Only 33% (1/3) of the content in each presentation may come from the course textbook.

At least 67% (2/3) of the content in each presentation must come from other sources outside

the textbook for this course.

If a presentation slide contains any content from the course textbook it will count towards the

33% (1/3) maximum allowed.

If you chose to demonstrate or critically review a “real world” business application of the

textbook readings, the case or information you select cannot be older than 5 years ago.

Students need to clearly indicate which issues and topics in the reading were further enhanced or

clarified by the material included in their presentations. All Presentations MUST be related to and

expand upon and/or apply KEY topics and issues being covered in class and in the readings for

that particular week, must be interesting and engaging, and must substantively contribute to the

course subject matter and classroom discussions.

Presentation Topic(s) Selection

Topic(s) selection process will be explained in Class-1. Take good notes! Students cannot present

on the same or very similar topic(s) as another student. First student to pick a topic has priority.

Presentation Key Requirements

All presentations should be in PowerPoint and must make extensive use of visual aids,

graphs, pictures, graphics, charts, screen shots, and images. At least 12 slides of content must

include visually complementary graphics, charts, or images. (The Title, Questions, and

References slides are not considered content slides!)

Presentations should contain between 12 -to- 20 slides of content in length (excluding Title,

Questions, and References slides). Do not go over the 20 content (analysis) slides maximum,

or submit less than 12 slides of content (analysis) required.

Your presentations must be professional, organized, make use complementary visual

supportive materials, be properly paced, and well-rehearsed.

The background of a presentation slide does not count as a visual or graphical element. It’s

the graphics, images, charts, etc. that you research, find, and/or create that count.

Each presentation slide must cite in APA in-text citation format (in the lower right-hand

corner of each slide) the source of the content on each slide.

1 Cover slide + 12-20 Content slides + 1 Questions slide + 1 References List slide

Presentation Time (7-10 min)

Each presentation must last approximately 7-10 minutes in length. Presentation time must be

at least 7 minutes long, but cannot go past 10 minutes.

Be prepared to be interrupted and answer questions during the presentation. This often

indicates how well you rehearsed and prepared.

Professional and Well-Rehearsed Presentation

Preparation and polish are key! You should come prepared and ready to present a brief and

interesting summary.

You must be very familiar with the presentation information and comfortable presenting the

content to the class. Rehearse your presentation at least 3-4 times to insure you know the

material very well.

Please do not read and look constantly at your notes or slides when presenting to the class

but maintain eye contact with the class and stay focused on your audience.

Questions Slide – Two (2) Questions for the Class

You must end the presentation by presenting 2 topic-related questions to your classmates to

generate class discussions. Be prepared to address questions and continue the discussion on the

topic(s) you have selected and keep the discussion going with the entire class and your instructor.

Upload to Moodle by Stated Deadline

All Presentation files must also be uploaded in Moodle in the corresponding Assignment area for

each presentation. Failure to upload the presentation file will reduce the presentation grade.

For All Presentations Please provide your professor with a full set of your Power Point

slides (handout format, 4 slides per page) printed on white paper.

Presentation Grading Rubric

Evaluation Scale:

Rating/Score 0 1 (2/4) 2 (4/8) 3 (6/12) 4 (8/16) 5 (10/20) 6 (12/24)

Description None Very Poor Poor Average Good Very Good Excellent

Presentation Element Score

Total Content/Slides Minimum of 12 slides of substantive content (excluding

Title, Questions, & References slides) in length & did not exceed 20 slides max.

0 2 4 6 8 10 12

Substantive Content Presentation was substantively related to the topics and

issues covered in the readings for this week’s class. Content presented went

significantly beyond the material covered in the readings and substantively

expanded upon and further enhanced and clarified the topic(s) covered.

0 4 8 12 16 20 24

Visual/Graphical Support Presentation used visual aids, graphs, pictures,

graphics, charts, screen shots, and/or images, to properly support the issue(s)

presented and reinforce the topic(s) covered.

0 4 8 12 16 20 24

Content Organization Content was properly formatted, organized, readable,

and easy to follow. Each slide supported the presentation points discussed. All

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

textbook references were properly indentified, formatted, and cited.

Pace / Professionalism Presenter used a professional tone, showed a

passionate interest in the topic(s) covered, spoke clearly, maintained a proper

pace, provided a concise and logical flow of ideas, maintained audience eye

contact, and kept the class interested and engaged throughout the presentation.

0 2 4 6 8 10 12

Preparation Presenter was well-prepared, organized, was not distracted, and

easily progressed through the entire presentation. A stapled printout of the

presentation (in handout format, 4 slides per page) was provided to the professor.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Questions/Discussions Presenter posed 2 relevant and insightful questions

(shown on a slide) to the class (at end of presentation), was prepared to answer

questions, and continued the class discussions on the topic(s) presented.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Time Presentation was of reasonable length and was completed within the

maximum time recommended.

0 2 4 5 6 8 10

Total Points (100 max