Human resources managers must have the necessary technical skills to be able to design and prepare effective PowerPoint presentations. Many employee communications originate from this team, so effective and appropriate messages and materials are a must.
1. Review the resources listed in the Books and Resources area below to prepare for this week’s assignment(s).
2. Complete the Spotlight on Skills listed below if you need assistance with concepts or tools used to complete your assignments.
Spotlight on Skills: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation
This week, you will prepare a PowerPoint presentation. For help in using this tool, review this PowerPoint tutorial.
Spotlight on Skills: How to Prepare an Engaging Lecture
For this assignment, and without a doubt in your career, you will need to present effective and engaging lectures. To find out how to polish your lecture skills, look over the following resources:
University of Minnesota. (2010). Designing Smart Lectures. Retrieved from
Indiana University. (2012). Indiana University Teaching Handbook, Lecturing. Retrieved from