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Imagine you have a meeting with the CEO and other high ranking officers of a company that invests in distance learning start-ups. Your objective is to obtain a loan for a distance learning company that you would like to start. Fortunately, you have a mentor to whom you can turn for help.

Using a business-like tone and format, compose a 2-3 page letter (Word Document) that would be suitable to send as an email to this mentor. Address the following so that your mentor can be of assistance to you:

Analyze the audience (be creative and imagine who the CEO and other officers are).
This means answering the questions: What would be important to this type of audience? What would they be most interested in learning from you? Or, per page 5 in the Munter book, answering the questions: Who are they? What do they know and expect? What do they feel?
State the objectives for your presentation.
This is addressed on p. 14 of the Munter book and includes answering "As a result of my presentation the audience will..." and "identifying exactly what you want your audience to do, say or know as a result of your talk." (p. 14)
List topics that will be covered in the presentation
Select a medium for your presentation to the CEO and explain why you chose it.
Mediums of communication are described in detail on pps. 17-19 of the Munter book.
Determine the image you wish to portray at this presentation and provide details on how you will project this image and what could help you do this.
How do you want to come across to the CEO and high ranking officers? What image do you think will impress them, and how specifically can you project this image? (Hint: what kind of clothes, vocabulary, speaking style, and delivery tools will help you project this image.)


Clothes never impressed me, however, they impress some. Speaking clearly to the point...a minimal amount of humor helps...with a wrap up of clear choices or outcomes.
Delivery tools: visual helps, especially those that can be easily understood. Your key visuals need to be on a chart that some can study later.
The medium will depend on how long you have, but never waste time, and never take more time than you need. 15 min is a good target for the presentation and questions.
In the presentation you need to focus on what good the loan will do: for the company, society, community, not for you. You need to focus on how the loan proceeds will multiply tangibly and repay itself. Identify risk factors, if you ignore them, the audience will not trust you.


The opening of a presentation is very crucial; it sets the tone for the rest of the presentation. What are some ways, according to Munter, to prepare an effective opening? Give an example where you have witnessed either an effective opening or one that was not effective and why.



Imagine you have a meeting with the CEO and other high ranking officers of a company that invests in distance learning start-ups. Your objective is to obtain a loan for a distance learning company that you would like to start. Fortunately, you have a mentor to whom you can turn for help.

Using a business-like tone and format, compose a 2-3 page letter (Word Document) that would be suitable to send as an email to this mentor. Address the following so that your mentor can be of assistance to you:

obtain a loan for a distance learning company

Hello, I have this assignment too, and I don't even know if i received the Munter book. I just searched for "opening of a presentation Munter", and some stuff popped up...check that out!:) Good luck!

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