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Module 8. (This Dropbox basket is linked to Turnitin.) You will also submit an audio-narrated presentation of your report. Your presentation should be designed as if you were presenting your report to Zen Motors marketing executives, only you will not be physically present to give your presentation. This way, Zen Motors can hear and see your presentation, but not see you. Your presentation must be 10-12 minutes long and include slides containing information appropriate for this type of presentation. Examples include: ? Text ? Charts ? Graphs ? Tables ? Images ? Other visuals appropriate for a professional presentation Do not use Clip Art or similar visuals; this is a professional presentation; slides must not be covered with paragraphs of writing. Include only short phrases (bullets) and visuals. You should explain the content of each slide with your voice rather than with writing; you would not read your report or slides to Zen Motors. Do not simply read from your notes when recording your presentation. Your words should flow smoothly as though you are speaking to an audience rather than reading mechanically from your notes. Try to be animated when you speak rather than speaking in a monotone. Try to engage your listeners and keep them interested in what you have to say. Avoid using terms/phrases such as “you know” “um,” uh,” “like,” etc. You will need to record and embed a narrative for each of your slides; i.e., say what you would say if you were presenting in front of Zen Motors executives; be enthusiastic and confident. As such, you will need to attach a microphone/headset with microphone to your computer to record the audio. Prices will vary, but an inexpensive headset with microphone will work fine. Instructions for how to record and add audio narrations to your presentation can be found by using the PowerPoint help feature. These links may also help you as you create your audio PowerPoint with appropriate timing: Tips for adding sound and video to PowerPoint 2007 presentations Record and add narration and timings to a slide show (for PowerPoint 2010) Add audio to your slide show (for PowerPoint 2013) Note that you will not be able to edit your audio if you choose to record the audio from within PowerPoint, so if you need to correct any mistakes, you will just need to rerecord that audio for that particular slide. If you wish to record and edit your audio prior to adding it to your PowerPoint presentation, you will need recording/editing software. There are many free audio recording/editing software packages available on the Internet. Just search for, select, and download the one you want to use and follow the instructions for recording/editing audio. Instructions for adding externally recorded audio files to your slideshow can be found by clicking the PowerPoint help feature and entering “Add audio to your slide show” in the search box. Your presentation will be graded on: content, coherence and organization, creativity, material use, and time length. See the rubric at the end of this document for detailed grading criteria. Submit the Research Project Presentation to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 8.