Selling Psychology Elevator Speech Presentation Watch The Elevator

This is a graded discussion: 10 points possible

due Jan 4, 2018

Week 4 – Interactive Assignment

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

I Should Hire You: Elevator Speech Presentation

Watch The Elevator Pitch (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video about creating an elevator speech, and design a one-minute sales pitch tailored toward your chosen career path. It is recommended that you also review the How to Craft an Effective Elevator Speech (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. online resource. Consider the person in your field whom you would most like the opportunity to speak with, and keep this person in mind throughout the process.

In your pitch, specifically discuss your areas of expertise in learning and cognition and how they could be applied to benefit the organization or industry and your future success is this field. Briefly explain any theoretical perspectives that apply to these areas. Record your 30-second to one-minute video presentation utilizing the Canvas recording tool, or using any recording software of your choice. (Quick-start guides for Screencast-O-MaticView in a new window and YouTubeView in a new window are provided for your convenience should you decide to use these.) It is recommended that you create a script or, at minimum, a list of talking points prior to creating your recording. For an explanation of steps to follow when creating an elevator speech, read the PSY620: Preparing Your Elevator SpeechView in a new window document.

Once you have completed your recording, share your pitch with the class by copying and pasting the link for your recording into your discussion post, unless you utilized the Canvas recording tool which does not require this step. Include the name of the person you chose to give your speech to as well as a 50- to 150-word description of the individual?s background, industry, area of expertise, and your rationale for choosing this person.

Guided Response: Review and listen to several of your colleague?s posts/elevator speeches, and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.

In your responses, provide a substantive critique with a minimum of 200 words of your colleague?s presentation by addressing the following:

  • Did he or she present themselves well?
  • Did he or she seem qualified?
  • Was it clear what he or she has to offer the organization/industry?

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