Oral Article Summary Presentations - 40 points (20 points each)
During the semester, you will give oral article summary presentations on two articles. Each of these oral assignments will
be worth 20 points. To earn points for each summary, you MUST complete both summaries. The due dates are listed on
the semester schedule. You may choose articles from the following sources:
• The Economist
• The Wall Street Journal
• The Financial Times
• Harvard Business Review
Oral Summaries should be 30 to 60 seconds long and include the following:
• Title of the article, date of publication
• Main point(s) of the article—and a few specific and powerful details the writer uses to support the main points
• If time: What you found most interesting and/or why you chose the article
Prepare these oral presentations in advance. You must get your point across in a limited number of words, so be
prepared to speak concisely, but avoid sounding rushed.
As in all presentations for BizCom, you are to—
• Keep your eyes on the audience, keep your volume strong, enunciate clearly, keep your body language strong
(and not distracting), and maintain pacing that maximizes audience comprehension of your information.
• Use NO notes
• You must choose an article that is current – it must have been published within 30 days of the due date.
• On the due date, you must submit a hard copy of the article with your name on it. Make sure I can tell which of
the five allowed sources the article came from.
You will use ONE PowerPoint slide to present your article summary.
Your slide must follow the 6x6 rule – no more than 6 bullet points on the slide and no more than 6 words per
You must upload your slide to Canvas by the due date and time.
Accessing articles with Temple Library’s Website
• Go to http://library.temple.edu
• Click on “Journals”
• Type the name of the publication in the search box
• Click “Search”
• Under the journal listed, click where it says “online.”
• Click on the third option, “Gale Cengage Academic OneFile”
• Click on an issue
o Just remember, your article should be from within the last 30 days
• Click on the title of your chosen article
• Click “Print” to print the article
• Just note, if you are not on a campus computer, as some point you will need to enter your AccessNet user name
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