Assignment #2

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Assignment 2

:

Storytelling

Learning about you: a story with a moral

Submit:

On Canvas

as a PDF file

Length:

1 page, single spaced, 12pt font

Memo Format

You have

two minutes

to tell us a great story

one you could relay at 1) a staff meeting, 2) a new

employee orientation, 3) or a larger presentation that might include your boss, other key stakeholders,

or potential clients. You may think of this as the “beginning” of a larger

presentation. You may use any

story from any source (your own experience

this is preferred

a story told to you, or a published

story). Stories are used regularly in business presentations and can quickly and memorably teach

important concepts we want our

employees/boss/clients to think about, remember, and/or accept.

Thus, it is essential to end your story with its moral, or, in other words, the lesson you hope the

audience learns from recounting this story.

The day before you tell your story (

see Canvas/Syllabus for dates)

, submit a memo (i.e., sing

le spaced,

To, From, Date, Subject

with the following information:

1) Y

our story

title

,

2) A

brief summary

of the story,

3) A

succinct restatement (

one sentence

) of its

moral

, and

4) The

management goal

” it s

erves (see Denning’s list below)

Make every effort to be conversational, sincere, enthused and well

practiced in your storytelling

.

You

will use NO notes or visual aids in this assignment.

Guidelines will be presented and some coaching will

occur prior to this assignment. If possible, stories will

be “captured” on web via Class Capture

for

downloading/viewing. Reviewing your presentation online will be extremely valuable for enhancing your

public speaking skills. You will receive teacher and student feedback on your storytelling.

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