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In this video, you will describe the possible benefits you and others could receive from your idea and what it will cost to implement it.

To begin, insert a slide for the benefits of your idea . . .

And add a title.

Then list four to five ways in which your idea will benefit you and the people that are involved. For example, you might describe how a class trip could allow students to visit historic sites they’ve learned about in school.

Search the web for research that supports the benefits of your idea.

Finding evidence in favor of your idea can help convince people that it’s worthwhile.

Select your information from reputable sources, such as universities, government agencies or academic journals.

Try to find at least two sources for each piece of information you want to include in your presentation.

Checking more than one source helps confirm that the information is factual.

Add your findings to your list.

Also, include any benefits that your audience and others may receive if your idea is implemented. For example, you might mention that parents will be interested in providing their children the educational opportunity of a class trip.

When you’ve completed your list of benefits, format it with bullets.

Bullet points can make a list of information easier to read.

Your idea may have many benefits, but it is likely to involve some costs, as well. Add a slide for the costs associated with your idea . . . And add a title.

List any costs it will take to make your idea a reality. This can include both money and time.

It's important to tell your audience about the costs involved with your idea upfront. Mentioning the costs makes it clear that you’ve considered the idea carefully and want to be honest. It’s okay if you don’t have information on exact amounts in an initial presentation such as this.

Format your list of costs with bullets.

Now, it’s your turn: Add a slide for benefits and title it, Search the web for research that supports your idea, List at least 4–5 benefits of your idea and format your list with bullets, Add a slide for costs and title it, And describe the costs involved with your idea.

Instructions

  1. Add a slide for benefits and title it.
  2. Search the web for research that supports your idea.
  3. List at least 4–5 benefits of your idea and format your list with bullets.
  4. Add a slide for costs and title it.
  5. Describe the costs involved with your idea.