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There are three (3) types of textbook based homework items located at the end of each chapter. These include Discussion Questions (DQ), Exercises (E), and Problems (P). Some homework items have been custom created.
Complete the following homework scenario:

Select one (1) U.S. publicly traded company and review its most recent Annual Report. (You may use one (1) of the three (3) companies you selected for your Stock Journal assignment.)

Use the Income Statement and Balance Sheet to determine the changes in:

assets, liabilities, and equity

total revenue and net income

Briefly describe the change from the current and prior years in each of these key areas and determine if the changes would be positive or negative from an investor / stockholder’s view.

Record the current price of the stock for each company you selected in Week 3’s Stock Journal. You may use any price during this week (e.g., day one price, the opening, the low, the high, the close, or any price you find when you check it during the day). Using MS Excel spreadsheet or MS Word document, put your Week 3 and Week 8 stock prices side-by-side, to show your comparison.

Determine the current value of your total investment. Do not make any changes to your investment at this time. Calculate your total based on the number of shares and the new price per share, for each company.

Provide your opinion / assessment of your investments. Evaluate the results of your current investment. Are you happy with the result and the trend? Are you upset because you’re investment is worth less than $25,000. Feel free to speculate / guess at why you believe the stock increased,decreased, or remained static.

ENG DQ

“Professional Networking” Please respond to the following:

Discuss three (3) reasons for utilizing professional networking during the job-hunting process. Note: Some potential points to consider include: developing a professional network, experiences you had presenting your resume at job fairs, or interaction on professional networking websites such as LinkedIn.

If you do not have experience with professional networking, you should do some light research into your intended career field and discuss three (3) relevant professional organizations that may be a benefit to you when looking for a job following graduation.

Assignment : Justification Report – Presentation

Now that you have completed your report, it is time to design and present your findings. Your task is to organize and develop the three (3) parts (introduction, body, and closing) of an effective presentation, based on your Justification Report (Assignment 2.3). Chapter 12 in our text provides overall information on presentation format, content, and delivery. Please do not simply cut and paste your justification report content to the slides. Instead develop clear, concise content that enhances your presentation narration or notes. Remember that your slides are meant to be highlights and your audience should not spend a great deal of time reading from the slides but instead listening to you present the concepts.

Create an eight to ten (8-10) slide presentation in which you:

Ensure that your PowerPoint presentation fulfills the appropriate length requirements and professional style requirements.

Open with an engaging introduction of the topic of your report. Include one (1) title slide and one (1) introductory slide.

For the body of your presentation, cover the main points of your report. Create slides that reinforce and illustrate your main ideas.

Follow basic design principles for effective slide content.

For your single closing slide, finish with a memorable wrap-up statement that refocuses on the purpose of your report.

Use PowerPoint voice-over and / or the notes section to present your slides.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is not included in the required slide length.

Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide, and two to three (2-3) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.) throughout the presentation, ensuring that the presentation is visually appealing and readable from 18 feet away. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Slides should abbreviate the information in no more than five or six (5 or 6) bullet points each.

Slide titles should be based on the criteria being summarized (e.g., “Four Key Attributes,” “Responses to Budget Issues,” etc.).

Assignment Checklist

Descriptive titles on each of the slides

Text contains concise, precise content

Graphics convey the idea described by the slide text

Statements in bulleted lists have a parallel structure

The font size is easily read from a distance

There are no more than three (3) different font styles in the presentation

The color and background convey a formal business tone

Animation effects are used in moderation

There are no misspellings or typographical errors

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Assess strengths and weaknesses in the student’s own oral communication and in the oral communication of others.

Use sentence variety, effective word choice, and correct grammar in oral communication.

Analyze verbal and nonverbal techniques that enhance oral communication within a business and / or professional context.

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