POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
For this assignment, you will create a professional looking PowerPoint presentation on an
operations management topic covered in this course. The scenario is that your supervisor has
assigned you the task of presenting a 30-minute training session on this topic. You need to
research your topic and prepare an engaging PowerPoint that would be used as a visual aid in for
The course textbook will be a great resource when looking for a topic that relates to some aspect
of operations management. Some examples of topics include (but are not limited to):
How to deploy a successful quality improvement program
Tips to effective demand forecasting
How to create a meaningful and impactful mission statement
What the keys to successful project management are
It is recommended that you pick a topic of interest and then do some research to make sure you
can find five credible sources – more about credible sources below. Once you are certain you can
locate five credible sources, begin creating your PowerPoint presentation.
I. Title Slide
This will be the first slide of your PowerPoint (and is NOT considered a content slide).
This slide will include the following: title of your presentation, your full name, class
name & section number, and your institution (Liberty University).
II. Content Slides
A minimum of 10 content slides must be included.
All content slides must contain speaker notes.
Speaker notes are a presenter’s “cheat sheet” if you will. In other words, speaker notes
are hidden from your audience, but you are able to view them while presenting.
Speaker notes are NOT a copy of the information on your slide. Instead, speaker notes
expand upon and/or offer further clarification regarding points on each slide.
o To add speaker notes, go to the Notes pane under the slide where you will see
“Click to add notes”.
III. Reference Slide
This slide will be the last slide(s) of your PowerPoint (and is NOT considered a content
This slide (or slides) will contain all sources used in your PowerPoint presentation.
Sources must be formatted according to current APA formatting guidelines.
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In addition to current APA formatting guidelines, the inclusion of the complete URL
(sometimes called a permalink) is required for all full-text, peer-reviewed/scholarly
articles retrieved from Liberty’s online library journal database. Note that this is not the
same as the doi #. The URL must take your reader directly to the full text article within
Liberty’s online library journal database. If you’re unsure about the specific URL/link,
you can copy the entire web address from the top of the browser’s address bar once you
are viewing the full text article within Liberty’s online library journal database.
A minimum of four credible sources must be used within your presentation.
Required, credible sources include:
o Four full-text, peer-reviewed/scholarly articles retrieved from Liberty’s online
library journal database.
o Two of the above four full-text, peer-reviewed/scholarly articles must be
within the last 7 years.
o The course textbook (as listed on the course syllabus).
o You are able to include additional sources, other than the four credible sources
listed above; however, they must be full-text articles retrieved from Liberty’s
online library journal database.
Sources NOT acceptable for this assignment:
o No textbooks (including e-books), other than the course textbook/ebook (as
listed on the course syllabus)
o No general Internet searching is acceptable. Therefore, no blogs, education
sites, commercial sites, Wikipedia, About.com, editorials, abstracts, online
books, book reviews, etc.
V. Avoiding Plagiarism
Create an original PowerPoint presentation; previously submitted work from this or
another course is considered self-plagiarism and is prohibited.
Provide citations for the following:
o All statements, ideas, & thoughts (whether paraphrased or directly quoted) used
from an outside source.
o Tables, data, images, etc. used from an outside source.
o All citations should be formatted according to the most current APA formatting
guidelines and should directly follow the information used from an outside
o All sources used must be formatted on your reference slide(s), according to
current APA formatting guidelines.
VI. Other Requirements and Reminders:
Must be created in Microsoft PowerPoint and uploaded through the assignment link as a
.ppt or .pptx file.
Individual slides and the overall design of your presentation must be professional and
A running header or page numbers are not required.
An abstract is not required