4 The outcome Answer the question what was done about it EXAMPLE MEMORANDOM

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4. The outcome Answer the question what was done about it. EXAMPLE MEMORANDOM FROM : Abubakar Andartomo DATE : TO : Richard Harris SUBJECT : fire Due to the explosion of our delivered gas tank, one of our customer’s kitchens caught fire and it damaged part of the kitchen. It causes us to compensate the customer’s total loss of Rp. 4.000.000. 39
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The fire happened on Friday morning at about 11 o’clock in a home belonging to a doctor on jalan Raya Pasar Minggu No.23 at the Airport Residential complex. However the fire brigade and the local people immediately put out the fire before it spread to other parts of the house and neighbors. No casualties occurred. The fire was caused by the explosion of a gas tank which was about to be hooked up. The blaze could not have been extinguished unless the supplier put it out by water. Yesterday afternoon, I contracted out insurance company and asked them to check the incident. This morning the insurance company agreed to compensate our customer’s loss. We are now checking all gas tanks in the store under 2 police and 3 fire brigade officers’ supervision. Since the incident the office has been closed. We will open the office when conditions allow us to do so. UNIT 7 PRESENTATION TO THE BOARD 7. 1 What and How? One of the questions I most frequently get asked when people hear I sit on company boards isn’t about executive pay packages. Instead, they want to know how to present to a board so its members will say yes. The question always calls to mind a presentation that went wrong. Several years ago, a rather dandified fellow from inside a company gave a presentation to a board I sat on. He was 40
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snide at times, made several off-colour jokes, winked at board members and made his political leanings clear with side remarks about the government of the day. When he didn’t know the answers to questions we asked, he tried to fob them off as irrelevant. When the chair finally ended the presentation, we looked at each other in disbelief. We weren’t just unsure about the proposal, but also unsure of the person who brought the proposal. I think you can guess how we voted. Don’t let this be you. People present to corporate boards for many reasons—they could be suggesting a new direction for the company, explaining a complex legal issue that needs to be decided quickly, or simply giving an update on an ongoing project. But boards come in all shapes and sizes , be they school boards, neighbourhood watch boards, apartment boards, non-profit boards or employee committees. No matter the context, the principles of presenting to decision-making bodies are the same, and getting it right is crucial. It’s not as difficult as it sounds, so long as you keep some guidelines in mind. Here are nine do’s and six don’ts of being effective: Board Presentations Do’s: Know what you are walking into. Board meetings are often jam packed with a long agenda. In the past couple of months I’ve been in meetings that have lasted up to 8 hours, covering up to 20 topics. Your topic is special to you, but you have a finite amount of time to get essential information across.
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