Activity 3: Business briefing
In this activity, you will create a business briefing that explains how to connect successfully with Australia's top trading partners in the Asia region.
Key inquiry question: How can we use Asia skills to create a country-specific briefing for a hypothetical business?
Knowledge, language skills and intercultural competence
- Read the information about Asia skills (on the right). Check to see if your diagram matches the skills mentioned in the resource. If not, adjust it and add spokes to each of the key skills writing in the sub-elements to each skill.
- Reflect on the information provided in your diagram and discuss as a class what is meant by each one and whether schools currently provide students with opportunities to develop these skills.
Keep your diagram with the resources you have developed in activities as you will be using them in the final activity.
You work for the Australian Trade Commission and have been approached by an Australian business or organisation that wishes to sell its product or service to either China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, India or Malaysia. They are keen to know more about the country before making connections.
Your task is to provide them with a briefing.
- Form groups to represent each of the countries.
- Use the resources you have created in the first two activities to help shape your briefing. You can also use the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website and Austrade's Interactive export map to access relevant information. The briefing has to be delivered using digital technology and must be no longer than ten minutes. Here are some presentation ideas for you to look at.
- Think about how you will present the information.
- What grabs people's attention?
- How do you provide a lot of information without using words? Think about graphs, maps and images that could be used.
- Use your spider diagram to identify skills that your client needs to develop and the information you must provide to develop these skills.
- Create your briefing.
- Present your briefings and then vote as a class which one gave the most comprehensive and effective advice. Discuss the reasons for your decision.