In this lesson, students will learn how to use the AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint.
Students will be able to open the AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint.
Students will be able to create a business presentation using the AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint.
Sequence of Events:
Objective: Students will be able to open and create a professional business presentation using the AutoContent Wizard in PowerPoint.
1. Students will be instructed to open PowerPoint.
2. Students will be instructed to double click on the icon 'AutoContent Wizard'.
3. Students will see that a dialog box appears. They will be instructed to click on 'Presentation type'.
4. Students will see that the right hand side of the dialog box changes and they will see several new options.
5. Students will be instructed to scroll down to the 'Business Plan' option and click on it, then click on the icon that reads 'next'.
6. Explain to students that, again, the right side changes and they have to make a decision of whether they want to place this on the Internet or not. We will not choose the Internet option, we will choose the option that reads 'informal meeting's handouts'. Students will then press the 'next' icon.
7. On the right side of the dialog box the students will choose the type of output. As a class, we will use the on-screen presentation output.
8. After clicking the on-screen presentation icon, the dialog box asks if you will print handouts. For this lesson, we will choose not to print handouts. Students will then click on the 'next' icon
9. The students will see that a dialog box appears where they can place information for their title page. The students will place the name of their business, their name, and a statement about the company in the boxes provided. They will then click on the 'next' icon.
10. The dialog box now tells us that we are ready to click on the finish icon. We will do as told and click on the finish icon.
11. From here, students will be able to follow the instructions for the type of information that needs to be entered into their PowerPoint presentation.
12. Students will be told to create their PowerPoint to coincide with their Business Plans they created in class.
13. Teacher will walk around the room and give assistance as needed.
You will require a Computer lab with PowerPoint capabilities.
Students will have prior knowledge on using PowerPoint.
Students will have a finished Business Plan that they created in class.
As teacher walks around the room, the students work will reflect what they learned or did not learn. Students will give an oral speech along with their PowerPoint presentations upon completion of the assignment. Use a rubric to track progress and assign grade.
Lesson Assignment Handout
Using the provided software, student will be able to construct a presentation of a complete business plan. Use the following checklist to help track your own progress.
Lesson Assignment: Using "AutoContent Wizard" Construct a presentation of your Business Plan:
This assignment will check understanding by having students construct a presentation of a business plan.
Checklist Items in Accomplishing this Task
TASK - Create a presentation of your business plan. Yes No
Student will be able to complete:
Product or service strategy
Market analysis and plan
Executive summary of a business plan
Non-disclosure letter of a business plan
Finance letter of a business plan
Table of Contents of a business plan
Title Page of a business plan
Congratulations! You can now present your business plan.
Grading Rubric for Accomplishing the Final Product
Presenting a Business Plan
5 points each
E Total Possible Total Earned
Title page 25
Table of Contents 25
Executive Summary 25
Vision/ Mission 25
Company Overview 25
Product Strategy 25
Market Analysis 25
Financial Plan 25
Business Logo 25
Business Stationary 25
Binding of Plan 25
Legend and Notes on Grading:
A - Readability means grammar and punctuation are used correctly.
B- Organization means numbering and ordering of items correctly.
C - Completeness means all required items are accounted for in the plan.
D - Originality means your ideas are your ideas and not a mere copy of someone else's ideas.
E - Appearance means the plan looks professionally done and ready to be submitted.