Higher Global is an international company with branches on multiple continents. Employees who work in the corporate center, located in the United States, are constantly sent to other countries. All employees must participate in a training session that covers how to do business in other countries. The Human Resources department conducts a symposium every month to train employees on this topic. Your class is the training team that develops the symposium. The class is divided into teams to develop presentations.
Select a country as a topic for your Problem-Solving Presentation.
Obtain facilitator approval of the country your team has selected.
Prepare a 15- to 20-minute presentation in which your Learning Team explains its findings and recommendations on how to do business in that country. The presentation will be given live in your classroom or by video podcast. Follow the reflective-thinking decision-making method explained in Ch. 18 ofThe Art of Public Speaking when preparing your presentation.
Use an effective organization, and include an introduction and conclusion. Determine the best supporting materials and visuals to use. The following points must be covered:
- Overview of the culture: Is the culture formal or informal? How does the culture view punctuality?
- Identification of verbal and nonverbal communication differences
- Explanation of cultural business norms found in the country, including greetings, meetings, dress, and gifts
Submit an outline of your speech.
Present your findings and recommendations to your class, or by submitting your Learning Team’s video podcast online. Each individual speaker should spend approximately 4 to 5 minutes detailing an aspect of the findings and solutions. If time allows, discuss each team’s presentations and answer questions, or allow for online discussion.
Provide feedback by filling out a Learning Team Presentation Evaluation Form for each presentation. Each subheading must be completed where applicable. This week’s speech is graded on the following subheadings:
- Audience and Topic
COMM 310, Communications