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Your first assignment is due next week. In this assignment, you will prepare and include an elevator pitch (a short description of an idea, product, or company that explains the concept in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time) within a PowerPoint presentation about the importance of planning in business. In this assignment, you will take the role of a consultant hired by the fictional company, CapraTek. To prepare for this assignment, review CapraTek’s background.
< <br /> < <br />About CapraTek < <br />CapraTek has a long history as a leader in the design and manufacture of computer server components and continues to provide innovative solutions to industry needs. Now, CapraTek is leveraging this culture of innovation to expand into emerging wireless technologies. As part of that diversification, CapraTek is developing advanced smart-home technology. CapraTek recently announced that it will begin the development of a wireless system that will provide seamless integration of virtually all home electronics and appliances, all controlled through a single wireless device and a simple web-based interface. < <br /> < <br />Vision < <br />CapraTek will provide excellence in everything we do as we define and deliver technology solutions for tomorrow's problems. < <br /> < <br />Mission < <br />To measurably contribute to the goals of our customers—both direct consumers and resellers—by providing extraordinary products at a fair and competitive price. CapraTek will focus on enhancing the success of its partners, employees, and investors by enacting the values of teamwork, respect, accountability, integrity, and innovation. < <br /> < <br />For business customers, we will create value through efficiency, reliability, and flexibility, both in our products and our customer service. < <br />For resellers, we will offer unique products that create sales and profit opportunities, including valuable vendor relationships, sales programs, access to credit, and training and development. < <br />Values < <br />These are the values that should shape every decision made at CapraTek from the boardroom to the assembly line. < <br /> < <br />Teamwork: We work together as a unified team to meet our goals. < <br />Respect: We strive to bring the highest degree of dignity, equality, and trust to every interaction with our co-workers, our customers, our shareowners, our manufacturers, and our community. < <br />Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions, decisions, and products. We accept our individual, team, and corporate responsibilities and we meet our commitments. < <br />Integrity: We employ the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty and fair-mindedness in all our interactions. < <br />Innovation: We consider innovation crucial to our mission and to our ability to continually live our values. We welcome change and the many opportunities that change brings. < <br />Creating an Effective PowerPoint Presentation < <br />When you create your presentation, you want it to be visually appealing and engaging for your audience. The following resources will help you create an effective PowerPoint presentation. < <br /> < <br />How to Prevent Death by PowerPoint. < <br />Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations. < <br />Find additional PowerPoint resources in the Tools and Resources section of this course.