Hello learners. There is an error in Assessment 3. In short, the scoring guide requires you to analyze tools and explain how storytelling builds trust but the slides listed out do not include this. Thus, we are modifying this assessment by adding an additional slide just after the cover slide.


Below are the updated directions – the only change is the addition of a slide overviewing the importance of storytelling.


Use this format, based on page 9 of the Ariel group resource, to create 7 slides (including cover page and references):

· Slide 1. Cover slide with title and your name, and a graphic for interest (be sure to credit the graphic artist in the reference slide).

· Slide 2. Introduce the topic of your story. After your cover slide, create Slide 2, which introduces the slide presentation, much as the introduction to a paper would do.

· Presentation example: “This presentation looks at how we can more effectively work together as a team to ensure the safety of our employees and the satisfaction of our customers.”

· NASA Example: “NASA has a reputation for communication issues among teammates, but our team is going to change all of that.”

· ADDITION – Slide 3. Provide an overview of the importance of storytelling. Specifically, analyze at least two tools leaders can use to build trust and relationships, foster collaboration, and help employees feel engaged with their work (storytelling is one of those tools; mention one or two others). Also, explain ways in which leaders use storytelling to build trust and relationships.

· Slide 4. Transition into the Story. This slide should transition into your story, setting the expectations of the audience of what is to come.

· Presentation example: “Let me share with you a story to illustrate a vision of how we can work together…”

· NASA Example: “I once worked at another company that had some major communications issues. It wasn’t life or death like here at NASA, but we did have some serious problems in communications that impacted our ability to be effective.”

· Slide 5. Tell the Story. This slide should actually tell your story:

· Set the stage.

· Describe the conflict.

· Describe the resolution.

· Example: It’s 2012. I’m out on the soccer field with my son when he turns to me and says…

· NASA Example: “About 10 years ago I was working as a shift leader at a manufacturing facility where safety was supposedly part of the culture, yet we had a frighteningly bad safety record…” Continue the story.

· Slide 6. Connect the Story to a Teaching Point or Subject Matter. This slide should bring your story back to the issue at hand.

· Personal learning: “What my son said to me reminded me so powerfully that there is always a fresh, new way to look at any challenging situation.”

· Message for the group: “Ladies and gentlemen, are we willing to shift our marketing strategy in a whole new direction, to take a risk in the way that my son did? I certainly am.”

· NASA Example: “In this situation we learned this and that. Here at NASA, we can do the same thing. We can prove that communications this and that.” Think of this like explaining the moral of the story.

· Slide 7. References. Include references here, in APA format. You do not have to have audio on this slide. Cite graphics also. If you used graphics that fall under free license (such as or mention that in a simple note such as “Graphics used under free license from   Deliverable Format Attach a PowerPoint presentation that has a cover page, 5 content slides per the above, and a reference slide. You must have exactly 7 slides—learning to follow established guidelines is important in school and the workplace.

Everything else written in the instructions, as well as the scoring guide, stands.



I do ask that you carefully review the instructions and the scoring guide in preparation to start your assessment.

Capella University requires that I use the grading rubric as the only standard to grade your assessment.  With that in mind it is important that you follow the grading rubric in your assessment.  It really helps me and you if you will use sub-headings in the assessments based on the grading rubric criterias each time.

I begin grading by looking at the Distinguished level criteria to see if that level has been met. If not, then I move down the levels to the one that best fits your work.

Spelling, grammar, and correct citing count.  Make sure your verbs are in agreement and your tenses are the same.

You will be writing academic, business, and professional papers. Please note that for academic papers you do need to write in third person – unless otherwise noted. Also, please avoid contractions – spell out.

IMPORTANT!! You need to use subheadings in your assessment. If your assessment does not include subheadings your assessment score will reflect that you did not include subheadings.