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Week 3: Non-Verbal Communication Essay
This is a paper on non-verbal communication and what we can learn from it. You are to write a 3 page paper (not including title and reference pages so a total of 5 pages) in proper APA 7th Edition format. For your paper, please take a look at the videos and article presented that are linked below. Pay particular attention to the video and article, as you watch/read, take notes on some of the topics presented that interest you. This is a short paper, think of it as a warm-up for your longer paper due in Week 7.
Video 1
Video 2
Article: The Puzzle of Non-Verbal Communication
Requirements for this assignment:
Your paper should utilize appropriate course material that we have covered in regards to non-verbal communication.
Ensure you address the following topics in your paper:
Pick three areas of interest from the article or video and discuss why you find it interesting, if you have seen any personal examples of it (i.e., someone who covers their mouth while talking, specific gender non-verbals, cultural differences).
This paper should be fun, I would suggest that you read/watch the materials as soon as possible and then start observing others around you for some non-verbal clues.
Remember your paper must include (all in proper APA 7th edition format):
Page 1 = Cover Page
Pages = 2-4 = Body (3 pages a minimum discussion of non-verbal areas of interest)
Page 5 = Reference Page
Make sure to use two additional resources from APUS online library or internet (Google Scholar is a great source)
Wikipedia, or similar sites are NOT acceptable sources for this paper

Week 5: PowerPoint Project
Topic: Teaching Effective Presentation Skills
Instructions:This project requires you to develop a PowerPoint slide presentation for use as a training tool with managers and supervisors on how to prepare an effective presentation. As you move up through the workforce you will at some point be required to give a briefing or presentation to others. Hopefully, one day you will also have to the opportunity to develop one of your worker’s speaking and presentation skills. There is great satisfaction in taking a nervous employee, helping them to develop their presentation, coaching them on delivery and then watching them knock it out of the park! With this in mind, your presentation should briefly outline (i.e., no more than 2-3 slides) how to start a presentation (that is attention-getting steps) an and overview for the audience. You should focus the majority of your presentation (i.e., 8-10 slides) on what makes an effective presentation. Factors to consider in all forms of communication–Who is your audience? What is your message? Are you trying to persuade? Inform? The Week 5, Lesson 1 has a lot of great information to get you started, as well as the Forum in Week 4 (the Guy Kawasaki TED Talk).
Here are some guidelines to get you started: You are going to brief a small group of newly graduated APUS Business Students on how to present an effective presentation. Your audience ages are anywhere from 20-60 years of age, with various business backgrounds, military experience, and even some small business owners.
There should be an introduction slide, a topic overview slide, 8-10 slides on presentation techniques, a conclusion slide and lastly a reference slide. Use the “notes” feature of PowerPoint to list your talking points on each slide for me to read what you would actually be saying.
Submission Instructions:IMPORTANT!Save and submit your work as a PowerPoint Presentation with speaker notes
Link here on how to do this in PPT
Your grade will be based upon your ability to follow assignment instructions, research conducted, the effectiveness of the training proposed, critical thinking and analysis, and APA 7th edition format.
Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least
three (3) supporting references or sources
(do NOT useyour textbook as one of the three required references, or encyclopedias, Wikipedia, unknown, undated, or anonymous sources, such as brief articles from websites), include a reference section (i.e., 1-2 slides), and cite all sources properly in the text of each slide, in accordance with the 7th edition of the APA manual.
Helpful Tips
I encourage you to go online to Purdue OWL, or Excelsior OWL, which have writing labs for students. Look up PowerPoint presentations in APA format in the search box. These websites will have helpful tips on best practices. TED talks are also another great source for good information.
References:
Excelsior OWL
Purdue OWL
Week 7: Final Paper
You are to write no longer than a 7 page paper in proper APA 7th Edition format. For your paper, you will create a fictional character for a movie. The character should be in a management position. Your paper should utilize appropriate course material (and from your own research).
Ensure you address the following topics in your paper:
Describe the personality of your character (this is to help the reader understand the challenges your leader faces).
How did your character develop their management traits?
Identifythreemanagement traits that the leader possesses, and explain why they are necessary to a successful manager.
How you can develop each skill or trait in your own life? Training, education, experience, etc. – but be specific (if you create goals they should be SMART).
What are the possible disadvantages of having these traits?
How have you seen the selected traits utilized effectively in your own experiences in life?
How can you market the traits (for this I would like to see resume bullets for each of the traits)? – Put yourself in your character’s shoes, as if they were writing a resume.
How do you relate to your character? Could you be managed by him/her/it?
The paper must include (all in proper APA 7th edition format):
Cover Page
Body
Reference Page
Two additional resources from APUS online library
Two additional resources from the internet
Wikipedia or similar sites are NOT acceptable sources for this paper
W2: Awareness, Listening and My Personality
Contains unread posts
Class, this is a very busy forum,but a lot of fun! Please make sure to read all of the instructions prior to clicking on any video/test links. You may want to write down the questions ahead of time also, it will make it easier to write your answers.
This is a two-part forum. One part is again watching others….learning. The other part will be a self-assessment…learning about yourself!
How well do you know yourself? Are there areas that you think you are great in while others might need some improvement?
Part 1:
Please go to theWeek 2 Lessons or use the links belowfor the test and video and complete the following questions.
Video on Listening
1. After watching the video on listening answer the following questions: Considering that communication is a way to convince others to see your point of view, are there any skills that you use to make sure your message is heard?
2. Would you consider yourself to be an open or closed listener? Do you look forward to hearing what people say or do you try to shut them down?
Part 2:
1. Observe two or more people (can be anyone involved in a conversation) interacting. Select one person to analyze their listening habits. Answer the following questions:
a. Did the person you chose check to ensure they understood what the other person(s) said? If so, what techniques did they use? (briefly summarize the technique using the textbook terminology)
b. Was the person you chose “actively” listening? How could you tell?
c. What recommendations would you have, for the person to become a better active listener?
2. Complete the self-assessment test at:
http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=1605and summarize your results for the class by completing the following:
a. Answer the following questions (BEFORE you take the test):
i. How effective of alistener are you?
ii. What is your biggest barrier to being an effective listener?
b. Answer the following questions (AFTER you take the test):
i. Did the results of the test match with how you perceived your listening skills? Explain.
ii. What is one SPECIFIC thing you could do to become a better listener? Why did you choose this?
Make sure your answers utilize applicable course material, concepts, and terminology.
W3: Facial Expressions (See Exercise 5.1 of your text)
A lot of our information is gleaned from facial expressions. Our first impressions are often formed based on facial expressions. This should be an interesting Forum. There are two parts to the forum and two opportunities to practice uploading images (Trust me, it gets easier!)
Part 1
1. Select a photo of two people interacting (can be from the Internet or your own collection) and upload it to the Forum. You must upload the photo to get credit for this assignment if you have trouble you can also attach it.Answer the following questions:
a. Describe the person’s facial expressions. Do they match up with any of the descriptions of the emotions of facial communications shown in your lesson for this week (find under Week 3 content)? Did the other person in the picture have a similar expression?
b. Why are non-verbal communications so important to a manager? Can you think of any barriers that you have ever seen?
c. How do cultural differences affect non-verbal communication? Have you ever experienced any cultural differences in non-verbal communication? What were they and were you aware that they existed?
Part 2
1. Select a Disney, Pixar, or any other animated character based on one word and consider what nonverbal behavior of that character prompted you to think of that character.
a. Use words that would describe the character traits illustrated like bold, coy, aloof, authoritarian, respected, dismissive etc. Find a picture of that character to display with your discussion post.
b.What non-verbal cues did this character exhibit most to you? Be specific, i.e., facial, eyes, hand gestures, stance, distance etc.
c. Is this character relatable to you? Why? Do others think so?
d. What would you change about this character?
e. Do others think you remind them of this character?
Let’s have some fun!
W4: Enchantment Video and Topic for Leadership Paper
Class, this week we focus on your research paperand getting some thoughts on it writtendown. This forum will help you get ideas and maybedefeat any writer’s block.
I think that you will find the following video quite enjoyable and hope it helps to stimulate some thoughts for your paper.
The following video by Mr. Guy Kawasaki (early Apple marketing executive) is on his new book “Enchantment”. This is a very high-tech, business-focused brief, but the concepts apply to retail, military, government or any other organizations. This video gives the meat and potatoes of his book and provides relevant strategies for working with others.
What was the highlight of the video to you?
Can you take any lessons from this?
How will it affect you working with others?
View this
video

1. Discuss your idea for the research paper to include an outline and reason why the topic is important to you. Make sure you go to the assignment instructions and look at what the expectations/rubrics are for the paper.
W5: Presenting Information Effectively
Contains unread posts
Last week we saw a TED talk by Guy Kawaski on Enchantment. In one area of his talk, he covered some great tips on how to effectively use presentations. This week we’ll take a look at another presentation, this time by
Vanessa Van Edwards
.
Did you ever why some TED talks go viral? Or why do some seem to be better than others? Are communication signals contagious? Vanessa Van Edwards reveals some very interesting insights in this area. Take note of how she describes the use of hands and gestures that we use as well as conversation starters (and killers as well).
Think about some of the hints offered the next time you engage with others. After the video and during this week, I’d really like each of you to incorporate some of her ideas into your daily life and see if there are any changes. These can be practical exercises of Human Relations.
Questions to answer in this week’s discussion.
1. What was the most enlightening part of the talk? What really stood out to you?
2. Have you ever done any of the conversation killers that she discussed?
3. What specific actions would you take to utilize some of her recommendations?
4. If you changed anything about yourself this week based on her talk what were some of your observations?
Video Link
Make sure your answers utilize applicable course material, concepts, and terminology.
W6: Asserting, Influencing, and Negotiating
Yes, another exercise in Human Relations, the manager with a disgruntled employee. We see disgruntled employees in the military, civil service and the business world. You cannot escape them, but this class may help you think about ways to deal with them. The reading assignment is good, and often your peer replies will be very interesting. Enjoy!
1. You have just been hired by Yummy Juicy, a national corporation that sells organic juices at most major retail stores. You have been hired as the West Coast Distribution Manager. After about five weeks on the job, you get the following email:
Sir/Ma’am,
You are hurting this company. You have continued to try to force all of us to change our ways and follow procedures that are no good. I am not sure why you got the job. You trained us on the new procedures, which wasted hours of our time. Don’t bother to reply to this email, I know nothing will change.
R/
Bob (disgruntled employee)
2. Complete the following:
a. Develop an email response. Use the three-step process for being assertive. Bob is one of your first-line supervisors and has been with the company for 20 years. Mary, another supervisor tells you that Bob is just trying to bully you and that most other supervisors love the new processes. (I realize many of you would call Bob into your office, but for this assignment, you must generate the email).
b. Do you find it difficult to be assertive in your own life (personal and professional)? Why or why not?
c. What are the risks of being assertive with Bob? Make sure you utilize common course terminology when explaining the risks.
3. Mary comes to you later in the day and says, “Boss, Bob is trying to negotiate with you, he has a target in mind, and is not flexible, so his limit is not much different than his target.” Explain what Mary is talking about (explain, in your OWN words, the concepts of targets and limits during negotiations).
1. First Peer Reply: What specifically won’t work in your peer’s email to Bob? Make a recommendation on how to reword (or use another approach). This reply is due by THURSDAY at 11:59 EST.
2. Second/Third Peer Reply: Become Bob, negotiate with “boss (your peer),” and make them see your point of view. Utilize course material in your reply. The reply should be formatted as an email (don’t actually send email). This reply is due by SUNDAY at 11:55 EST.
W7 : Group Think and Working in Groups
Class, road trips, space exploration, and teams, what could go wrong? Another forum to explore some concepts, please make sure to complete both parts.
Part 1:
Have you ever gone along with a bad decision and tried to figure out later why you did? Well, don’t be so hard on yourself, it is a phenomenon called Group Think or the Abilene Paradox. Our text covers it well but attached to this forum you will find two great links that discuss each. Please read them in preparation for this forum.
After reading viewing the links answer the following questions.
Group Think Article
Abilene Paradox
1. What is the difference (in your words) between groupthink and the Abilene Paradox?
2. Which do you think it is easier to fall into and why?
3. If you were leading a group and saw signs of Groupthink how would you handle it?
4. Are there any personal examples of any of these (Groupthink, Abilene Paradox, etc) decision blunders that you have been a part of and realize now?
Part 2:
A large portion of our working lives is spent working in Teams. How we communicate with our team members is crucial to the success (or failure) of the team. In this week’s lesson, we looked at the Ego states (parent, adult, and child). We all know that effective teams operate in the Adult-Adult realm of conversation and feedback, however, sometimes a rift can occur and cause us to operate from a higher or lower level with each other. Then there are other ways to look at team dynamics.
In the video below Charles Duhigg discusses how Google builds the most effective teams.
How Google Builds the Perfect Team
Think back to some teams that you have been on that were especially dysfunctional or effective. Did they follow the team dynamics favored by Google or were they more directive in nature? What made them work (or not work)?
Week 8: Practical Application
Class, this is a two-part forum. Part 1 draws on information in Chapter 12 of authors Narissa, Puntanunt-Carter and Thweatt, Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships.
Part I
Based on the reading this week in the lessons take a look at the following questions.Social media platforms provide individuals with increased opportunities to engage in online discussions.
How does social mediated communication benefit interpersonal communication?
How does it harm interpersonal communication?
How does your relationship with the person you are communicating with (or the lack of such a relationship) impact your social mediated communication style? How does the anonymity of social mediated communication impact communication styles?
How has social mediated communication impacted society as a whole? More specifically, how has social media impacted society?
How do past social mediated interactions influence your future decisions concerning mediated communication?
What factors do you consider when posting something on social media?
What aspects of netiquette do you practice the most when communicating online?
Part II
Please share an example of something you learned in the classroom and were able to apply to a current situation in your life. Also, include any parting thoughts on the course or classmates. Make sure to reply to two other students as well!

WEEK 3 PAPER
Instructions

We have been learning about motivation over the last 2 weeks. I would like you to choose one of the companies from,
“The Best Places to Work In 2019”
according to Forbes. Why is this company on the list? Do some additional research and find the theories that support how their motivational programs are effective. How much did the company invest in these program? Has the company performed better since implementing these programs? Your paper should be 5 pages in length, not including the cover and reference page. You should be sure to write this paper in the third person (do not use “I” statements), this is not a paper that should express your opinion. Please make sure that you use appropriate sources to support your paper.
Paper Format:
A. Title Page – Include a title page formatted using APA style. Include the APA formatted Header.
B. Executive Summary (We use Executive Summaries in business, not Abstracts).
C. Introductory Paragraph – Include an introductory paragraph that includes your thesis sentence.
You should support your thesis with supporting paragraphs and a concluding paragraph, using APA style and section headings. Be sure to include theories, models, terms, concepts, and principles, with examples, learned throughout the course.
D. Reference Page – Include all sources on a Reference page formatted in APA style.
Five references are required with a minimum of three coming from the APUS Library. Wikipedia and other wikis are not allowed as sources. Online encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. may be used, but will not count in fulfilling your required number of references.

WEEK 4: MEMO
Instructions

Technology has opened the door for flexibility within the workplace. Assume that I am your manager, write a memo convincing me to implement workplace flexibility in our business. You can decide what type of business we have, I would suggest using the type of job that you hope to have once you finish your degree. Make sure to provide research that supports your arguments. Included in your memo should be a specific request for the type of flexibility that you desire, explain how that will work within your office, and make sure to address any potential problems and how they would be dealt with. There is not a minimum length for this assignment, but you need to convince me that it is a mutually beneficial arrangement. You should have several sources to support your argument, show me that this has worked for other companies and explain the benefits to the company. 3PAGES

WEEK 7: PAPER
Instructions

This assignment is going to focus on leadership. Explain at least 3 different approaches to leadership. What type of leader do you hope to become? How will this form of leadership work for the industry that you hope to work in after earning your degree? Do you wish to be led in the same way that you intend to lead? Why or why not? 3PAGES
This paper can be written as an essay, but still requires research to support. You can write in the first person. All sources should be cited using APA format.

WEEK 8-RESEARCH PAPER
Instructions

Formal Paper
For this assignment, you are required to write research paper.
Requirement: Using the terms, concepts, and theories learned in this course, write a 7 page (not including cover and reference page) research paper focusing on one topic that we have studied over the past seven weeks. I would like you to go into detail as to how this topic can be incorporated into the career that you intend to pursue after earning your degree. You should avoid writing in the first person (using the “I” statements). Your paper is required to be written in APA format. The
Purdue O.W.L.
can be a very useful resource.
Your essay will address these items:
A specific organizational item covered in the past seven weeks. Give examples using the terms and concepts in the readings, APUS Library, and/or from the weekly Discussions.
Save your paper in a Word document with your name included in the file name.
Submit your paper to the Assignment Link.
Paper Format:
A. Title Page – Include a title page formatted using APA style. Include the APA formatted Header.
B. Executive Summary (We use Executive Summaries in business, not Abstracts).
C. Introductory Paragraph – Include an introductory paragraph that includes your thesis sentence.
You should support your thesis with supporting paragraphs and a concluding paragraph, using APA style and section headings. Be sure to include theories, models, terms, concepts, and principles, with examples, learned throughout the course.
D. Reference Page – Include all sources on a Reference page formatted in APA style.
Five references are required with a minimum of three coming from the APUS Library. Wikipedia and other wikis are not allowed as sources. Online encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc. may be used, but will not count in fulfilling your required number of references.
Punctuation, grammar, and documentation count toward your grade.
W3: Managing Stress and Fostering Creativity
After reading this week’s material, answer the following questions in the Discussion :
As you have learned from our readings, stress can negatively affect your work performance. Think back over your career, can you remember a time that you were stressed and it affected your performance? What was the cause of the stress? Was there something, either personally or a policy at work, that could have been done to prevent that stress?While you are not required to formally cite your sources within the discussion, you should make sure that you are incorporating information from the readings into your responses. Your responses should clearly show that you have read the material.
W4: Decision Making and Communicating Effectively with Others
After reading this week’s material, answer the following questions in the Discussion :
Good communication is essential in every business, regardless of your position. Can you share a time where you have experienced poor communication, or communicated poorly yourself, in the work place? Were there negative outcomes as a result? What could have been done to prevent this situation? While you are not required to formally cite your sources within the discussion, you should make sure that you are incorporating information from the readings into your responses. Your responses should clearly show that you have read the material.
W5: Working in Groups/Teams and Managing Conflict/Negotiation
After reading this week’s material, answer the following questions in the Discussion :
We have all worked with a group at one time or another, whether it was a school project, volunteer fundraiser, or a project for work. Please explain the scenario. How did it go? Did everyone contribute equally to the project? Were there any conflicts? What could you have done to make the project run more smoothly?While you are not required to formally cite your sources within the discussion, you should make sure that you are incorporating information from the readings into your responses. Your responses should clearly show that you have read the material.
W6: Leadership and Power/Politics
After reading this week’s material, answer the following questions in the Discussion :
Choose one of the seven leadership styles mentioned in “The Right Power for the Right Organization”, Legitimate, Expert, Coercive, Reward, Referent, Charisma, and Informational power. Explain the power and when it would be most useful. Do you have this power? Does anyone in your organization have this power?While you are not required to formally cite your sources within the discussion, you should make sure that you are incorporating information from the readings into your responses. Your responses should clearly show that you have read the material.
W7: Organizational Structure and Culture/Change
After reading this week’s material, answer the following questions in the Discussion :
Can you describe the culture of the organization you work for? Before this week, had you ever thought about the culture of your organization? If you work for a larger organization, is this information stated on the company website? While you are not required to formally cite your sources within the discussion, you should make sure that you are incorporating information from the readings into your responses. Your responses should clearly show that you have read the material.
W8: Lessons Learned
I would like you to think back over the last 7 weeks. Please offer 1 thing that you will take away from this course and use going forward. I would also like you to offer 1 thing that you felt was of little use to you going forward.
It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope that you have enjoyed the interaction in the weekly discussions!

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