Proposal Abstract

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." (Jack Welch)

Vision requires action. The course I teach, Professional Communication for Executives, has a variety of objectives:

  • To develop a working knowledge of both theory and skills for effective and ethical public and persuasive communication.
  • To develop individual presentation skills.
  • To demonstrate awareness and practice of effective leadership skills and professional behavior.
  • To create appropriate visual aids to enhance communication.

The following assignment incorporates the students' initiative with their knowledge to demonstrate both visually and orally what plans they are in the process of carrying out toward their future career goal. It also causes them to reflect on their support system, in an effort to maintain the work to life balance we study further on in the term.

In this practical approach, I have the student create and present an action plan to my class. By following a five step process, students begin to formulate what plans are meaningful to their future. Then, the students must articulate the plan with a visual and oral presentation complete with transitional quotes and a timeline within a speech outline.

This presentation of 45 minutes will take the group through the five steps used to realize this action board, and provide time for the group to begin one of their own. Students samples from my classes as well as my own sample presentation will be included in the session. A teaching guide for replication in the participant’s own classroom and references to current psychological theory on action boards will also be provided.

Location

Room 1005

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

 
Mar 25th, 10:00 AM Mar 25th, 10:45 AM

Turning Vision into Action

Room 1005

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." (Jack Welch)

Vision requires action. The course I teach, Professional Communication for Executives, has a variety of objectives:

  • To develop a working knowledge of both theory and skills for effective and ethical public and persuasive communication.
  • To develop individual presentation skills.
  • To demonstrate awareness and practice of effective leadership skills and professional behavior.
  • To create appropriate visual aids to enhance communication.

The following assignment incorporates the students' initiative with their knowledge to demonstrate both visually and orally what plans they are in the process of carrying out toward their future career goal. It also causes them to reflect on their support system, in an effort to maintain the work to life balance we study further on in the term.

In this practical approach, I have the student create and present an action plan to my class. By following a five step process, students begin to formulate what plans are meaningful to their future. Then, the students must articulate the plan with a visual and oral presentation complete with transitional quotes and a timeline within a speech outline.

This presentation of 45 minutes will take the group through the five steps used to realize this action board, and provide time for the group to begin one of their own. Students samples from my classes as well as my own sample presentation will be included in the session. A teaching guide for replication in the participant’s own classroom and references to current psychological theory on action boards will also be provided.