Thursday, December 03, 2009

Toyo Gakuen University Introduction to Business English 1B: Our Company Presentation project

Today we will continue working on our presentation project, and practice presentation skills. First, let's look at a company profile of a Japanese company called Logos.

Now let's watch a very bad presentation. How many mistakes can you find? What are the mistakes?

OK, now let's review the project outline. Click this link: Our Company.
In your presentation you must explain your company's corporate values and mission. Here are some links to some real company's mission statements:
Now let's practice some vocabulary. Click this link: Presentation vocabulary

Finally, here are the presentation assessment criteria (評価基準). You can use this as a checklist.

Content (内容) 10 points

Your presentation must contain the following information:
  • When the company was founded
  • Where the company was founded
  • Who founded the company
  • The number of offices
  • The locations of the offices
  • The number of employees
  • The company's product or service
  • Annual revenues
  • The company's corporate values (see p. 79 of  your textbook)
  • The company's mission, services and benefits to its customers (see p. 133 of your textbook)
A. Slides (5 points)
  • 4 slides
  • 30 point fonts
  • An image on every slide.
  • The URL of the sites where you got your images.
  • No more than 10 words on each slide.
B. Speaking (15 points)

  • Speech is 4 minutes long, each speaker speaks for 2 minutes, and the speech is memorised (Yes = 10 points; No = 0 points)
  • Speech is clear, easy to hear, and easy to understand (scale (尺度) from 0-5)
Have fun!! Your presentation is next week Thursday the 10th of December.

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