Week 8 assignment – professional experience: practicing narration
The Professional Experience assignments in this course are designed to help prepare you for communicating in a professional work setting. When you are writing in the workplace, it is essential to:
- Follow any specific directions you receive.
- Consider who it is you are communicating with.
- Consider what your overall purpose in communication is.
To earn full credit, make sure you complete all assignment requirements and follow the instructions exactly as written. See the scoring guide rubric for specific grading criteria.
If you submit your Professional Experience assignment before the due date and you are not satisfied with your grade, you may resubmit one time for an opportunity for full credit points. Check with your professor for the resubmission deadline.
Notes on Recording Equipment
You must have access to a computer with a good microphone or a cell phone with a high-quality microphone to complete this assignment.
Review in the LinkedIn Learning course PowerPoint: Audio and Video:
For this Professional Experience, you will practice a professional recording for the presentation narration outline you created in the Week 7 assignment. This is an audio recording in PowerPoint that is integrated and saved in a PowerPoint PPT file. See the following resources for using PowerPoint. The purpose of this assignment is for you to become familiar with the record audio technology in PowerPoint, and to practice your speaking skills to record audio narration.
You will use and the PowerPoint presentation you created in Week 6 and record the presentation narration you outlined in Week 7. This is the same presentation that you have been working on with the addition of practicing to record the audio for the first few slides of your presentation. As you complete your presentation, refer to the general design requirements found in Chapter 12 of the BCOM text.
- Record narration for the key points on each slide (for now, focus on just the first 2–3 slides).
- Narration provides more information than just the text on each slide.
- Use a narration outline to guide your narration recording.
- Include transition statements to move the presentation from slide to slide.
- Review Chapter 4 in the BCOM text for foundations of writing transitions.
- Save the file to your desktop using the file name format:
- Record narration for the first 2–3 slides you created in the Week 6 assignment using the presentation narration outline you developed in the Week 7 assignment.
- Use friendly, professional language and tone in your message.
- The narration should explain the information on the slides and include transitions from slide to slide.
- Include an interesting introduction about yourself and the presentation.