The capstone project will give you opportunities to demonstrate your competence in the learning objectives for this Specialization. For the project, you’ll use formal, written methods and more casual visual and audio methods of communication to demonstrate your ability to use language appropriate for different business contexts. The goal of this course is to demonstrate competence in writing and presenting a plan using skills and language appropriate for business.
Course Learning Objectives
• Use appropriate vocabulary to write a mini business plan
• Communicate a business plan orally in an organized and engaging presentation
Week 1: Introduction to Capstone Project In Week 1, we will review some of the content from previous Business English courses. We will also introduce what you need to do to finish the Capstone project.
Week 2: Describing Company and Product or Service In Week 2, you will review how to describe a product or service, how to introduce yourself in networking, and complete a peer review assignment.
Week 3: Business Plans In Week 3, we will review business plans and then introduce you to the concept of a mini-business plan for your final project.
Week 4: Marketing Ideas In Week 4, you will go over marketing ideas financial vocabulary, and review lectures on making presentations.
Week 5: Being Persuasive In Week 5, we will review lectures on being persuasive and you will complete a rough raft of your mini business plan.
Week 6: Short Pitch and Rough Presentation In Week 6, you will get an introduction to making short pitches and presentations and then review examples before making your first practice pitch. You will also be given a chance to review past lectures on presentations.
Week 7: Final Mini Business Plan and Presentation In your final week of Capstone, you will polish your final mini business plan and presentation. You will review and be reviewed by your colleagues for your certificate.
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