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BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION 2016
The Cork College Commerce is proud to announce their inaugural Business Communications Competition for their 2nd year business students. It is focused on giving these business students in the Cork College of Commerce an opportunity to showcase their business communication skills.
2nd year business students will present their analysis of an organisation which was the focus of their first Business Management Assignment. The 10 minute presentation will involve the student presenting details of their SWOT analysis, their PEST analysis of this organisation. In addition, they will also have to present their conclusions of their analyses as well as recommendations on how the organisation can change and improve. At the end of their presentation, students will be asked a number of questions regarding their analyses by the judges.
This competition was developed by communications teacher David Tyrrell who felt that this sort of initiative was badly needed in the Cork College of Commerce in order to give business students an opportunity to improve their business communication skills. He feels that “there is no doubt that an ability to communicate effectively in a business setting is an important skill for any business graduate and makes them much more employable”. He hopes that it may be extended to other courses next year.
The Cork College of Commerce much appreciates the support of Eleanor O’Kelly Lynch from Golden Apple Training who has kindly donated a trophy for the winner. She will also be providing assistance to the business students in preparing for this competition by doing a session with the group on how to best present their material. Eleanor O’Kelly Lynch states that “preparation is key in order to do well in any business presentation. By spending time on preparation it will ensure that the presenter is ready for all challenges and in a position to do well”.
In addition, the Sales Institute have provided prizes for 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place in this competition. They will also be providing judges for the competition. The Cork College of Commerce is delighted that the Sales Institute is prepared to support this competition. Helen Ryan, Principal of the Cork College of Commerce was delighted with this support stating that “It is really important for the college to have industry support and involvement in any of our initiatives in order to ensure that our graduates are achieving the high standards required of the workplace.”
The competition will take place on the 12th and 19th April with the winners being announced on April 21st. Best of luck to all the participants.
For further information on this competition then contact the Cork College of Commerce at 021 4222100 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION
YOUR PRESENTATION MUST BE BASED ON YOUR PROJECT PROPOSAL REPORT.
ENSURE THAT YOU PREPARE IT USING POWERPOINT AS THIS IS REQUIRED IN THE BRIEF. PLEASE GIVE JUDGES A HARD COPY OF YOUR PRESENTATION BEFORE PRESENTATION.
THE PRESENTATION SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 7 MINUTES.
IT IS ALSO WORTH 10% OF TOTAL MARKS FOR YOUR COMMUNICATIONS MODULE.
STRUCTURE OF PRESENTATION:
- INTRODUCE THE TOPIC – INDICATE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT IN THE PRESENTATION.
- BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANISATION.
OUTLINE THE AREA OF BUSINESS THE ORGANISATION IS INVOLVED IN. GIVE AN INDICATION OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WORK THERE AND THEIR ROLES. INDICATE THE LOCATION OF THE ORGANISATION AS WELL.
- FOCUS ON THE SWOT ANALYSIS AND ALSO THE PEST ANALYSIS.
OUTLINE WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THE SWOT AND PEST ANALYSIS WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE SWOT ANALYSIS.
- OUTLINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ORGANISATION.
THEY SHOULD BE BASED ON YOUR SWOT AND PEST ANALYSES.
- QUESTIONS FROM JUDGES
AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION YOU WILL BE ASKED SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE JUDGES.