Student Presentations of CU Strategic Issues

Presentation Frame

  • Determine your audience – select to approach as if you are addressing:
    • Your credit union’s board of directors.
    • Your credit union’s management team.

Your task is to simulate a real business environment and engage your audience.

  • Select one to two key strategic elements from your strategic business plan. Based on your audience, make a presentation to gain “buy in” as to why the strategic element is important to your credit union and / or to acquire funding:
  • Provide the foundation/background that led to the proposal of this strategic direction.
  • Discuss proposed programs and strategies
  • Provide cost/benefit analysis
  • Discuss challenges, issues, trends related to implementation
  • Bring presentation to a conclusion.

Presentation Format

Time - Minimum 20 minutes, maximum 25 minutes - allowing a couple of minutes at the end for questions and answers. (The stated time factors may be adjusted to allow for class size, availability of reviewers, and time constraints.)

Visual Aids - Minimum of one audio-visual element.

Attire - Business Professional

Practice before class to be sure that you don't exceed the time limit. Be sure you have your thoughts together. Be realistic! Dress professionally. Don’t read the material (your audience tends to have a VERY limited attention span!). Keep the material interesting! Go through the full presentation several times before the presentation date!

Think about what questions your identified audience might have and be prepared to answer them. When you are not presenting, take your roll as an audience member seriously.

  • If you were in your classmate’s environment, what might you want to know?
  • What questions do you have about the issue presented?
  • Do the recommendations sound important and reasonable for the credit union?

Presentation Room Set-Up

  • Each presentation group room has a podium, LCD projector, document reader (Elmo), VCR, and white board. Sorry folks, no remote controls.
  • If you chose to do a PC-based presentation, bring your presentation on disk or memory stick. Be sure you have a back up copy. Campus computers run on Microsoft Windows XP.
 
 
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