Communication

Communication (oral, persuasion)Criteria for Success: In this assignment, you will:
Deliver a presentation with clear and consistent audio (speech clarity) and visual quality throughout.
Deliver a presentation of appropriate length (3–4 minutes).
Develop a logically organized speech that includes all required components (introduction, main and supporting points, conclusion), and uses effective transitions.
Craft an introduction that engages the audience, previews main points, and presents a clear message.
Develop a conclusion that reinforces the central idea and uses a strong closing.
Verbally cite at least two credible sources during the speech that support or reinforce the main points.
Use ethos, logos, and pathos effectively to persuade the audience.
Deliver a professional communication expressed through appropriate language, expressive voice and appropriate tone, natural gestures, and strong eye contact.
What to submit/deliverables: 3–4 minute video speech. Use Kaltura following these instructions.What is the value of doing this assignment? Writing and speaking clearly and powerfully is critical throughout your professional and academic careers. You might have to present to your supervisor or colleagues, to your peers in another course, or even to your local school board. This assignment gives you an opportunity to practice your communication skill. It will show that you can effectively deliver a persuasive speech. This assignment asks you to use what you’ve learned during the course about actively listening, responding in the workplace, and persuasive communication to effectively deliver a persuasive speech.Your goal for this assignment is to: Practice your oral and written communication skills. You will do this by creating and delivering a persuasive speech on a collaboration tool.What you need to complete this assignment: To complete this assignment, you will need the following resources:
Assignment Overview Video.
Kaltura or mobile device to record video.
Previously composed speech outline.
Steps to complete: In Week 9, complete and submit your assignment in BlackBoard using the following steps:STEP 1: Review the scenario from the Week 3 and 7 Assignments.Scenario: Your organization recently shifted to remote work. Since that time, you have heard complaints from a few co-workers concerning the lack of collaboration tools and difficulty effectively collaborating in a remote environment. You also know that your supervisor has recently received a number of complaints concerning the company’s online collaboration tools. Because of these complaints, your supervisor is in search of technology that can be used to effectively facilitate remote collaboration.Your co-worker recently left you a voicemail message expressing extreme frustration with the lack of collaboration tools and has asked if there is something that can be done to help the organization select and implement a collaboration tool. As a team leader and as part of the task force researching collaboration tools, you have been asked to present on one collaborative tool – providing context on the tool and the advantages of adopting the tool. Your goal is to convince the leadership team to adopt one collaborative tool for use throughout the organization.STEP 2: Use the speech outline you created in Week 7 to develop your speech.STEP 3: Practice your speech.STEP 4: Record your speech in Kaltura.STEP 5: Submit your video file in BlackBoard. Note: Please verify you can be clearly heard and seen in the video before submitting.NOTE: You can also use your mobile device and upload your recording to Blackboard. However, recording through Kaltura using these instructions [PDF] and walkthrough video is the recommended option.Watch the Week 9 Assignment Overview video to help you get started with this assignment:

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Communication

Communication is as much art as science, and like all people, you likely have your personal strengths and weaknesses. With a growth mindset, you can always learn to improve your skills by identifying your challenges and taking steps to overcome them. In this Discussion, you identify your strengths as an online communicator, as well as areas in which you can improve.

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Problem Solving, Communication, Technology

Effectively organize information throughout a presentation so that it follows a logical stream of thought and uses appropriate visuals that help to communicate the main ideas.
Describe historical issues related to the topic and use evidence to support claims.
Use evidence to make a clear connection between historical strategies and current issues related to the topic.
Create an oral presentation that is clear, persuasive, and aligned with slide content.
Use required sources and in-text citations and include a sources slide in SWS style.
What to submit/deliverables: PowerPoint presentation with voice-over in the Week 10 Assignment of Blackboard.

What is the value of doing this assignment? This assignment gives you an opportunity to practice the skills of communication, technology, and problem solving. It will show that you can use the work you completed earlier in the course and present it in a well-organized and clearly communicated presentation in PowerPoint. Communication, technology, and problem solving are universal skills and ones you will continue to refine as you progress throughout your career. This assignment asks you to use what you’ve learned throughout the course to gather credible evidence using your problem solving skills, form an argument using the critical thinking process, and present your argument using your communication and technology skills. The good news is that you’ve already laid the foundation with the webtext activities in Chapters 7, 8, and 9. This assignment will use what you started to format in PowerPoint in those activities to help you record your oral presentation and finalize your presentation.

Your goal for this assignment is to: Practice your communication, technology, and problem solving skills. You will do this by applying what you know about PowerPoint and effective oral communication.

What you need to complete this assignment:

Your chosen topic and sources from Chapters 1–3 of the webtext.
The argument you formed in Chapters 4–6 of the webtext.
The PowerPoint presentation you created in Weeks 7–9.
The PowerPoint presentation you finalized in Week 10 with your voice-over recording.
Your completed assignment, uploaded and submitted to Assignment 3 in Week 10 of Blackboard.
Steps to complete: In Week 10, complete the assignment and submit it to the Week 10 Assignment 3 link in Blackboard using the following steps:

STEP 1: Review the scenario:

Imagine you represent your company at a service organization dealing with one of these two issues: Facing Economic Change or Engaging Civil Rights. Your supervisor has asked you to research information related to the history of one of these issues for your organization to help new employees and volunteers understand it better. Your predecessor already started a list of sample primary and secondary sources and collections of sources.

In this assignment, you will take the final step in creating your presentation to help new employees and volunteers understand how historical events can be applied to one of the issues currently affecting your organization.

STEP 2: Use the guidance in Chapters 7, 8, and 9 to build your PowerPoint presentation. The presentation should be 7–11 slides and incorporate the evidence and arguments from Assignments 1 and 2.

Be certain you include:
Title slide.
Sources slide.
Outline slide.
Topic slide.
Evidence slides with evidence and visuals.
Slide that connects past events to current state for the topic focus you identified in Week 2.
STEP 3: Prepare notes for your oral presentation and add them to the presenter notes in PowerPoint.

STEP 4: Record a short (3–5 minute) presentation on your topic using the argument you created in Assignment 2 and the guidance provided in Chapter 10. Remember that your audience is new employees where you work.

STEP 5: Upload your assignment to Assignment 3 in Week 10 of Blackboard.

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COMMUNICATION

Go to the Motion Picture Association of America’s “What We do ” page and read through each of the four
categories of information (“Advancing Creativity”, “Driving Economic Growth”, “Supporting Storytellers”, and
“Fostering innovation”). Once you have done so, list three facts that you found interesting, as well as why you
found them interesting. Please have at least two sentences per fact / reason combination.

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Communication, Media and Consumer Behavior

In communications, the credibility of the source is a vital element in message persuasiveness. In the realm of digital communications, consumers have embraced several different ways to share, broadcast and discuss their opinions about virtually any product or service. Blogs and, websites like yelp.com, angieslist.com and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest have increasingly become more a part of the tools that consumers utilize when consulting reference groups and making buying decisions.

Describe how consumers utilize social networks to make decisions and contrast this with the pre-social media era. Provide examples.
How have sites like yelp.com and angieslist.com empowered consumers? How credible do consumers view the content on these sites? Why?
What is the role and impact of blogging on consumer behavior? Is blogging perceived to be more accurate than advertisements in general? Why?
How have smartphones and downloadable Apps affected consumer attitude and behavior?

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Communication, Media and Consumer Behavior

In communications, the credibility of the source is a vital element in message persuasiveness. In the realm of digital communications, consumers have embraced several different ways to share, broadcast and discuss their opinions about virtually any product or service. Blogs and, websites like yelp.com, angieslist.com and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest have increasingly become more a part of the tools that consumers utilize when consulting reference groups and making buying decisions.

Describe how consumers utilize social networks to make decisions and contrast this with the pre-social media era. Provide examples.
How have sites like yelp.com and angieslist.com empowered consumers? How credible do consumers view the content on these sites? Why?
What is the role and impact of blogging on consumer behavior? Is blogging perceived to be more accurate than advertisements in general? Why?
How have smartphones and downloadable Apps affected consumer attitude and behavior?

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Communication

Communication in a relationship is mutli-faceted. In chapter 5 of our text, Intimate Relationships, Miller discusses several components of communication; non verbal and verbal communication, and dysfunctional communication and what to do about it. There are a multitude of hypothesis and theories as to what compromises effective communication.

Write a paper that explores and focuses on what makes effective and non- effective communication in a relationship. You must include conflict and sexuality and the affect it plays on the couple relationship. This is a broad topic which will allow you to pick something of interest to you and allow you the opportunity to be comprehensive and thorough. Please select ONE sub-topic and do a deep dive versus a summarizing a few sub-topics broadly.

Possible topics might be:

verbal and non-verbal communication. Please be specific and utilize outside resources not just the class text.
Attachment and how it relates to communication in a couple relationship. Examine both sides of attachment; how it enhances communication and possible take aways from communication.

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COMMUNICATION

Go to the Motion Picture Association of America’s “What We do ” page and read through each of the four
categories of information (“Advancing Creativity”, “Driving Economic Growth”, “Supporting Storytellers”, and
“Fostering innovation”). Once you have done so, list three facts that you found interesting, as well as why you
found them interesting. Please have at least two sentences per fact / reason combination.

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Leadership, Collaboration, Communication, Change Management, and Policy Considerations

In a 5-7 page written assessment, define the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the focus of your capstone project. Assess the problem from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective. Plan to spend approximately 2 direct practicum hours meeting with a patient, family, or group of your choice to explore the problem and, if desired, consulting with subject matter and industry experts.
Nurses in all professional roles work to effect positive patient outcomes and improve organizational processes. Professional nurses are leaders in problem identification, planning, and strategy implementation—skills that directly affect patient care or organizational effectiveness.
Too often, change agents jump to a conclusion that an intervention will promote the envisioned improvement. Instead, the ideal approach is to determine which interventions are appropriate, based on an assessment and review of credible evidence. Interventions could be patient-facing or involve a change in policy and process. In this assessment, you’ll identify and make the case for your practicum focus area, then explore it in depth from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective.
This assessment lays the foundation for the work that will carry you through your capstone experience and guide the practicum hours needed to complete the work in this course. In addition, it will enable you to do the following:
• Develop a problem statement for a patient, family, or population that’s relevant to your practice.
• Begin building a body of evidence that will inform your approach to your practicum.
• Focus on the influence of leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy on the problem.
Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
• Competency 1: Lead people and processes to improve patient, systems, and population outcomes.
o Define a patient, family, or population health problem that’s relevant to personal and professional practice.
• Competency 2: Make clinical and operational decisions based upon the best available evidence.
o Analyze evidence from peer-reviewed literature and professional sources that describes and guides nursing actions related to a defined patient, family, or population problem.
• Competency 5: Analyze the impact of health policy on quality and cost of care.
o Explain how state board nursing practice standards and/or organizational or governmental policies could affect a defined patient, family, or population problem.
• Competency 7: Implement patient-centered care to improve quality of care and the patient experience.
o Propose leadership strategies to improve outcomes, patient-centered care, and the patient experience related to a defined patient, family, or population problem.
• Competency 8: Integrate professional standards and values into practice.
o Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.
o Apply APA style and formatting to scholarly writing.
Preparation
In this assessment, you’ll assess the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the focus of your capstone project. Plan to spend approximately 2 hours working with a patient, family, or group of your choice to explore the problem from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective. During this time, you may also choose to consult with subject matter and industry experts about the problem (for example, directors of quality or patient safety, nurse managers/directors, physicians, and epidemiologists).
To prepare for the assessment, complete the following:
• Identify the patient, family, or group you want to work with during your practicum The patient you select can be a friend or a family member. You’ll work with this patient, family, or group throughout your capstone project, focusing on a specific health care problem.
• Begin surveying the scholarly and professional literature to establish your evidence and research base, inform your assessment, and meet scholarly expectations for supporting evidence.
In addition, you may wish to complete the following:
• Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you’ll be asked to complete and how it will be assessed.
• Review the Practicum Focus Sheet: Assessment 1 [PDF], which provides guidance for conducting this portion of your practicum.
Note: Remember that you can submit all, or a portion of, your draft assessment to Smarthinking Tutoring for feedback, before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.
Instructions
Complete this assessment in two parts.
Part 1
Define the patient, family, or population health problem that will be the focus of your capstone project. Assess the problem from a leadership, collaboration, communication, change management, and policy perspective and establish your evidence and research base to plan, implement, and share findings related to your project.
Part 2
Connect with the patient, family, or group you’ll work with during your practicum. During this portion of your practicum, plan to spend at least 2 hours meeting with the patient, family, or group and, if desired, consulting with subject matter and industry experts of your choice. The hours you spend meeting with them should take place outside of regular work hours. Use the Practicum Focus Sheet [PDF] provided for this assessment to guide your work and interpersonal interactions.
CORE ELMS
Complete the NURS-FPX4900 Volunteer Experience Form in CORE ELMS. Include a description of your relationship to the patient, family, or group in the Volunteer Experience comments field.
Requirements
The assessment requirements, outlined below, correspond to the scoring guide criteria, so be sure to address each main point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. In addition, note the additional requirements for document format and length and for supporting evidence.
• Define a patient, family, or population health problem that’s relevant to your practice.
o Summarize the problem you’ll explore.
o Identify the patient, family, or group you intend to work with during your practicum.
o Provide context, data, or information that substantiates the presence of the problem and its significance and relevance to the patient, family, or population.
o Explain why this problem is relevant to your practice as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse.
• Analyze evidence from peer-reviewed literature and professional sources that describes and guides nursing actions related to the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined.
o Note whether the authors provide supporting evidence from the literature that’s consistent with what you see in your nursing practice.
o Explain how you would know if the data are unreliable.
o Describe what the literature says about barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practice in addressing the problem you’ve defined.
o Describe research that has tested the effectiveness of nursing standards and/or policies in improving patient, family, or population outcomes for this problem.
o Describe current literature on the role of nurses in policy making to improve outcomes, prevent illness, and reduce hospital readmissions.
o Describe what the literature says about a nursing theory or conceptual framework that might frame and guide your actions during your clinical practicum.
• Explain how state board nursing practice standards and/or organizational or governmental policies could affect the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined.
o Describe research that has tested the effectiveness of these standards and/or policies in improving patient, family, or population outcomes for this problem.
o Describe current literature on the role of nurses in policy making to improve outcomes, prevent illness, and reduce hospital readmissions.
o Describe the effects of local, state, and federal policies or legislation on your nursing scope of practice, within the context of this problem.
• Propose leadership strategies to improve outcomes, patient-centered care, and the patient experience related to the patient, family, or population problem you’ve defined.
o Discuss research on the effectiveness of leadership strategies.
o Define the role that you anticipate leadership must play in addressing the problem.
o Describe collaboration and communication strategies that you anticipate will be needed to address the problem.
o Describe the change management strategies that you anticipate will be required to address the problem.
• Organize content so ideas flow logically with smooth transitions.

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Communication

Social Media discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and
their peers using a social media platform as inspiration. In the social media discussions, students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Research current data through outside sources and social media postings
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Discussion Question
There are many factors that will continue to impact community and population health.
Consider the past achievements in public health as many have implications around the globe.

Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for.
Discuss what surveillance data could be pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) you have used or
currently use in your nursing practice.
Take a moment to review the Twitter feed for compelling Tweets that are related to informatics, global health,
and population health outcomes.
Share an overview the Tweet and how it is likely to impact future collaborative trends in community health.
Compose a 280-character or fewer Tweet that describes what you would like to see as a Tweet in the next
decade related to public health achievements. Please try to be realistic, but also be visionary. Remember
Twitter only allows 280 characters (this includes spaces, etc.) so you will need to be concise. It should include
a hashtag. Include a reference URL if applicable. Share this Tweet in the discussion. (Note: A Twitter account
is not required nor share your Tweet on social media).
Your discussion post should look like:
Paragraph one: Describe a global health concern that has impacted your community or those you care for
Paragraph two: Discuss what surveillance data could be pulled from an electronic health record (EHR) you
have used or currently use in your nursing practice.
Paragraph three: Share information from a Tweet and how it is likely to impact future collaborative trends in
community health.
Paragraph four: Compose a 280-character Tweet that describes what you would like to see as a Tweet in the
next decade related to public health achievements.

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