Miami University Guest Speaker Prep Monique Anderson and L Brands Research Paper Assignment: Guest Speaker Prep: Monique Anderson, L Brands
To investigate background of our guest speakers.
To investigate current retail news, focusing on company of guest speaker, and/or implications of events/trends on their company.
To practice being curious by developing and asking thoughtful, insightful questions of retail industry practitioners, questions that will enhance your knowledge of the field.
Search for information about the guest speaker. Pay attention to experiences in the speaker’s background that relate to the retail industry.
Search for information about the guest speaker’s company, including both history and recent news about the company.
Develop a list of 3-5 questions relating to career matters, general retail knowledge (relevant to course content) and recent company news. Questions should ask about information that is not obvious from publicly available information.
Compose a document (one-page maximum (not including reference list), single-spaced):
Summarizing information about the speaker using terminology from the course.
Summarizing information about the speaker’s company/industry events relevant to speaker’s company using terminology from the course.
Listing your questions.
Grading: Each Guest Speaker Prep is worth 10 points.
Company & speaker background
Summary of speaker’s & company’s background informative and includes recent news
Summary of speaker’s & company’s background adequate
Summary of speaker’s & company’s background uninformative
Questions highly relevant to course
Questions fairly relevant to course
Questions not relevant to course
Document is concise and professional and does not exceed one page.
Document is somewhat concise and professional and does not exceed one page.
Document is not concise/professional and/or exceeds one page.