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Interpersonal Communication in the Online Environment

Your overall task is to focus on the online application of a specific area of business
communication, i.e. how team communication happens in the online environment and
what factors/aspects need to be taken into account, etc.
Second, think about how you’ll draw on the theoretical concepts in relevant reading/s
that are offered on Stream in your presentation. In other words, you can use the reading
as the springboard for your presentation. For example, if you choose intercultural
communication, you’ll need to explain in your presentation what it is about (in brief),
why it is important to adapt it to the online environment and how it will impact
communication in organisations for employees in future. To give another example, if
you choose ethical communication, you’ll need to explain why that is important and
how it will impact communication in organisations for employees in future when
communicating online. There can be some overlap between the topics, i.e. if you discuss
team communication online, they may add some points about ethical communication
among team members, etc. But it should be clear which topic is your main topic of
discussion.
Third, conduct some extra research about your chosen topic. Again, the topic and the
course reading/s assigned to it are just your springboard; you need to do some extra
reading about the topic. Your extra research needs to include scholarly sources – like
journal articles and book chapters (so, use the library catalogue, Google Scholar, and
Google Books). In this case it is possible to also refer to some non-scholarly sources,
like news media reports, or industry publications.
Fourth, develop your presentation. Draw on the readings and tutorial and lecture notes

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to develop your presentation successfully. How you choose to structure it is up to you,
as is the choice of persuasive techniques that you use. The visual techniques (such as
pictures, photos, and other visuals on your slides) that you choose to use are also up
to you. As a baseline, you may wish to divide your presentation into the following
parts:

  1. a title slide,
  2. an introduction (that sets the scene and briefly lays out the key ideas or
    arguments that will be made),
  3. an outline (that provides details about the topic that has been chosen),
  4. an explanation (that makes clear why the topic will be important to businesses,
    not-for-profit institutions or governments in future in online environments),
  5. a discussion (that details how the topic will impact communication in those
    organisations for their employees in future),
  6. a conclusion, and
  7. a slide (or slides) with references.

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