1. Your presentation should be engaging and easy to follow.
a. It should take your audience to the next step of understanding beyond your executive summary, but it does not need to cover your plan in the depth of your written business plan. Your slides should introduce your topics and subtopics, but they should not be so wordy that the slides become the presentation.
2. If possible and appropriate, include graphics that will engage the viewers and add to their understanding.
a. Examples might be pictures of your product, graphs illustrating your timelines, and charts of your financial figures..
3. Your presentation should include your speaking notes.
a. The best way to accomplish this is to add your narrative to the slides, assuming you are using a package like PowerPoint that permits this. If you choose this option, be certain that the audio is incorporated into slides. If it is not, the audio will not accompany the presentation file when you submit it.
b. Another way is to make a video of you doing your presentation live. If you choose either of these options, practice your presentation several times so that it sounds lively and is engaging.
c. Alternatively, you may add your speaking notes to the notes section of your presentation package or submit a text file with your notes for each slide.
4. Review the rubric for this assignment.
Evaluation and Feedback
Funding Source Presentation will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall.
Activity/Competencies Demonstrated % of Final Grade
a. Describe the funding source that will see your business plan presentation. /20
b. Review your draft plan, identifying those areas that will be of greatest concern to the viewers of your presentation. /20
c. Create slides of your presentation using PowerPoint or other presentation software and Include graphics, tables, and other illustrations which will visually communicate your message. /25
d. Describe your presentation in text in the notes section of your presentation, in an accompanying text document, or by adding audio to your presentation. /20
f. Demonstrate good organization, including a strong introduction and conclusion. /15