Commencement Presentation

Imagine, you have just completed your university coursework and are planning to attend commencement. You skillfully used time-management to overcome the obstacles and challenges presented by other responsibilities to successfully complete your program. As a result of your hard work, you have been asked to prepare a presentation and speech to present at the commencement ceremony. Your presentation and speech should describe your journey and what you learned about your yourself as a leader. Include an experience from your first course, and share your future plans. Consider the individuals who helped you achieve this goal. Who do you want to be? This project is your story:

1. Start by preparing an outline of your story. 

  • Consider some of the module topics in this course section headings (topics) for your outline and should include at least five topic areas.
  • Module 1 Your use of time management personally and professionally
  • Module 2 Your traits of leadership
  • Module 3 Your power to influence
  • Module 4 Your leadership style
  • Module 5 Your use ethical communication to influence

2. Prepare your written speech addressing all the topics identified in your outline. Your speech will be prepared in APA format with citations and references, as required.

  • Consider what you would like to say to your colleagues, Your university faculty, friends, and family as you look back on your journey.
  • Describe who you want to be as you look forward on your journey.

Guidelines for the Written Speech:

  1. 800 – 1550 words required (not including Title or References pages). In double-spaced APA format. 
  2. Minimum of SIX (6) academic references.
  3. Adhere to the guidelines in the university writing standards.

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