Geopolitical factors related to the expansion considerations.

How do I complete a external evaluation of Macy’s based from my previous papers utilizing Australia as the country for expansion using the weighted scores from my internal factor evaluation from my Week 3 and the country competitive profile matrix I completed in Week 5 to guide your decision-making. Briefly explain your decision, and also summarize the internal factors that will influence my external factor evaluation.

Conduct an external factor evaluation (EFE) including at least 10 external factors related to the country or region selected. Refer to your SWOT analysis from Week 3 for the opportunities and threats you identified.

Examine the geopolitical factors related to the expansion considerations.

Examine the economic factors related to the expansion considerations.

Examine the cultural factors related to the expansion considerations.

Explain how the highest weighted scores from your EFE will influence your decision-making related to expanding into that country or region for your organization.

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How geographical location c​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​an affect your selection of distribution channel​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​s

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Typographical cues

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Review the attached (and linked) memo and write a one-page response to the following (use MLA format):

What does the memo explain to college administrators?

In what areas does the memo excel in its clarity? In what areas could its clarity be improved?

In what ways are visual and typographical cues used well to help readers find information? In what ways could the use of these cues be improved?

Locate the statement that discusses mid-semester operational stance changes. Why is this statement important? Given its importance, is it placed well?

How does this activity help you to understand how clarity, accessibility, and arrangement impact ethical communication?

Lesson 5

Lesson 5 – Audience Design

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After viewing and analyzing audience for the TED Talk, design an advertisement to help promote or bring awareness to this topic (Human Trafficking). Your goal is to inform the target audience and reach a new audience. Your advertisement should include images and any other information that you all deem necessary to draw the interests of your audiences. You may need to complete some research. Remember to use creditable sources. If you are not sure, ask your professor. When done, write a brief memo in which you all analyze the audience and discuss how designed advertisement appeals to needs and expectations of the audience.

TED Talk Link: I was human trafficked for 10 years. We can do more to stop it. https://youtu.be/U_kXuQHZmWs

Submission Reminders: Be sure to save your work as a PDF and upload it to Blackboard for a grade. Use any medium you find necessary to create your document. This could include: PowerPoint, AdobeSpark, Photoshop, Google, etc.

Lesson 5 – Journal on Audience Analysis

Review the following link to an NPR that shows the different spins that newspapers place on the same topic. You are expected to click the links of the different stories to see the full article. Here’s the link!

Post at 350-500-word commentary on the differences that you find in the way that different new sites present the same or similar information.

Consider the following questions:

What differences can you see in the way that different newspapers handle the same story?

Consider the photographs, the headline, the information we receive.

Does one feel more informative?

Does one have more sensationalist language?

Does one have information the other doesn’t? If so what?

What do the differences reveal about the intended audiences of the sites?

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Solar Eclipse

Astronomy is what we see happening outside of Earth’s atmosphere. We use what we learn to explain, invent, and improve. We use physics to understand nature.
Write a 3 page paper on the topic Solar Eclipse.

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Forecasting

Walmart Stores, Inc. (Walmart) is the largest retailing firm in the world. Building on a base of discount stores, Walmart has expanded into warehouse clubs and Supercenters, which sell tradi- tional discount store items and grocery products. Exhibits 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12 present the fi- nancial statements of Walmart for 2013–2015. Exhibits 4.50–4.52 (Case 4.2 in Chapter 4) also present summary financial statements for Walmart, and Exhibit 4.53 presents selected financial statement ratios for Years 2013–2015. (Note: A few of the amounts presented in Chapter 4 for Walmart differ slightly from the amounts provided here because, for purposes of computing fi- nancial analysis ratios, the Chapter 4 data have been adjusted slightly to remove the effects of nonrecurring items such as discontinued operations.)

QUESTION: Design a spreadsheet and prepare a set of financial statement forecasts for Walmart for Year +1 to Year +5 using the assumptions that follow. Project the amounts in the order presented (unless indicated otherwise beginning with the income statement, then the balance sheet, and then the statement of cash flows. For this portion of the case, assume that Walmart will exercise its financial flexibility with the cash and cash equivalents account to balance the balance sheet.

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Tropical Cyclones

Discuss either 1) any tropical activity currently present anywhere in the world, either the Atlantic, Pacific, or Indian oceans or 2) any monsoonal or seasonal disturbances occurring at tropical latitudes. If you find that there is little or no tropical activity this week, discuss tropical activity that has occurred within the last six months.

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Cloud services

In a few short paragraphs, explain which cloud services you use (Google, Amazon, iCloud, Verizon, Microsoft One, Dropbox, etc) and what type of information you store (docs, photos, music, other files?). How much space do you have and what does this cost per month?

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Greatest risk within your population

Create a succinct display of statistical data of your communities population, describe your population in narrative that correlates with the display, written in
own words (do not cut and paste an article)
Who are at greatest risk within your population?
Why are they at greater risk?
Do you see a global connection with your community to a larger global health concern? ( Example: Vaccinations for communicable diseases)
What evidenced based solutions come to mind when thinking about mitigating those risks?

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Causes of Global Warming

W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hat is global warming, what are its causes, and what is the harm to the earth?
What is carbon and what is the harm and benefit to the environment?
What is carbon dioxide and what is the harm and benefit to the environment ?
What are the benefits of trees to the environment?
What are the effects of forest fires on the environment?
Can trees that are exposed to fire be restored and why?
Can the soil be affected by forest burning,​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ how and why, and is it suitable for agriculture?
Can trees that are exposed to the sun catch fire?
What is the cause of forest fires in southern Saudi Arabia?
What are the ways to prevent forest fires in southern Saudi Arabia?
What is artificial seeding and what are its benefits and harms in the future, and can it succeed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?
Is there a relationship between global warming and lack of rain how and why​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​?

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