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Chapter 1 1. Evaluate this chapter’s definition of communication. What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? If you were asked to improve it in one way, by adding, subtracting, or modifying something, what would you change? Present your answer and explain the reasoning that justifies it in a 100-200-word response. In chapter 1 of the Speech Communication, it has a good definition for the word “communication.” One of the most important strengths of communication is that there is no limit to any group of people and no one is really limited out either. There are some many people that can be blind, deaf, or have a special need by communication always finds a way for one and another to communicate. The weakness is to produce a state of unity and that it is only for humans. There are many variables that can complicate or convolute communication between different peoples. In Genesis 11:5-8 states “And so God scattered them upon the face of the Earth, and confused their language, and they left off the building the city, which was called Babel “because God there confounded the language of all the Earth.” I think for these statements that Genesis made about the Tower of Babel we should make one important change. One small way would be if gestures were more unified across human barriers than at least there would be some constants that made communicating with different people a little easier. 2. Recall an incident in which you or an acquaintance experienced a communication breakdown because of a verbal linguistic barrier. Chronicle this incident in a 100-200-word response. When, I was still in High School and I was working at this grocery store in my hometown. These two Mexican’s men came in and were shopping around. I was working the cashier register to check people out. When, they got ready to check out than they put their food on the belt to…...

...Planning: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Cases |9-1 |Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and Strategy | |9-2 |Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and Cost Estimation | |9-3 |Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and Strategy | |9-4 |Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis and Strategy: The ALLTEL Pavilion | |9-5 |Sensitivity Analysis; Regression Analysis | |9-6 |Profit Planning: Choice of Cost Structure | |9-7 |Pancake World | Readings 9-1: “Tools for Dealing with Uncertainty” by David R. Fordham, CMA, CPA, Ph.D and S. Brooks Marshall, CFA. DBA This article explains how to use simulation methods within a spreadsheet program such as Excel to perform sensitivity analysis for a given decision context. The available spreadsheet simulation software systems include the programs Crystal Ball and @Risk, among others. These software systems allow the user to analyze the effect of uncertainty on the potential outcomes of a decision. These tools can be applied directly to CVP analysis. The tools allow......

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...CVS Caremark Business Analysis Part I University of Phoenix CVS Caremark Business Analysis Part I Investing mutual funds involves many aspects of confidence and knowledge when considering potential companies. One must know a company from the inside and out so they know exactly what their money is being used for. Having this knowledge means investors will not think twice about investing because they will feel confident that the company will provide a return on their investment. By performing a SWOT Analysis and examining how a company will fulfill the needs of internal and external stakeholders, investors will see what the current state of company is and what the foreseeable future holds. SWOT Analysis A SWOT Analysis is a planning tool used to analyze an organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (Nickels, McHugh, & McHugh, 2010). CVS Caremark is the potential client that this SWOT Analysis will be conducted on in order to determine if they are the proper suitor for investors. Company Overview CVS was founded in 1963 as a company that specialized in health and beauty products. Over time pharmacies were added, and CVS quickly grew in store locations over the next 4 decades by buying smaller pharmacy chains (“Our Company,” 2012). The big change in CVS occurred in 1997 with the purchase of the Revco pharmaceutical chain. Revco and its 2,500 store chain was now a part of the CVS brand and this quickly established CVS as a powerhouse......

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...terms of risk/rewards management has to take into consideration interest payment, the company’s cash flows, dividends payment, the expected return on investment and so on. ("Capital structure decision," 2010) Competition Bikes Inc. has several alternatives for its capital structure mix in financing the Canadian expansion. Below is the data for the capital structure mix. Based on the capital structure analysis we see that Competition Bikes Inc has five different alternatives namely: 1. A capital structure consisting of only 9% bonds. 2. A capital structure consisting of only stocks, 50% preferred and 50% common stock. 3. There is a mix of 20% bond and 80% common stock 4. There is also a mix of 40% bond and 60% common stock. 5. The final mix is 60% bond and 40% common stock. The earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of the company’s profit that is allocated to each share of common stock as defined by the investopedia dictionary. This figure is very important to shareholders as it is used in determining the price per share. In our analysis we will be using the EPS to help us determine the best capital structure as well as the risk and rewards associated with each structure. All five alternatives above has the same capital structure, an important aspect of the EPS is the capital required to generate net income in the calculation of the EPS. Therefore we can decide on an alternative based on the highest value of EPS while paying close attention to risk......

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...READING ANALYSIS 1 (Due by the end of Module/Week 1) Read pages 4–33 in your Speech Communication text. Then, demonstrate your understanding of this content by composing an MS Word document in which you provide clearly articulated, well-reasoned, appropriately documented answers the following questions. CHAPTER 1 1. Evaluate this chapter’s definition of communication. What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? If you were asked to improve it in one way, by adding, subtracting, or modifying something, what would you change? Present your answer and explain the reasoning that justifies it in a 100–200-word response. 2. Recall an incident in which you or an acquaintance experienced a communication breakdown because of a verbal linguistic barrier. Chronicle this incident in a 100–200-word response. 3. This chapter questions the statement that no people can see the same thing because the statement is self-discrediting. If the statement were true, the person making the statement would have no way of knowing that it is true since, by his or her own admission, he or she could never gain access to what other people see for the purpose of determining this. What do you think? Share your thoughts in a 100–200-word response. CHAPTER 2 1. Words are powerful communicational tools. Consider the following words of wisdom from James 3: 2–10 (NLT): “If we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. We can make a large......

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...LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ANALYSIS PAPER 2 DSMN 630 SMALL GROUP MINISTRY BY ELLIOT SANCHEZ NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Arnold has a novel idea of reproduction of oneself through small groups. The making of disciples should be the basis of small groups. The main theme of these chapters would be Matthew 28:16-20 “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (NIV). The main method of making a disciple is not only to learn from someone but more importantly to see someone live it out. Jesus was the perfect example of this. Jesus taught His disciples with the love of His Father in everything He did. He showed his followers by living out what He spoke of. Much of what Arnold was stating in his writing was very similar to what Cominsky was writing about. One area I enjoyed about Arnold writings is found in the early church. I enjoyed the authors teaching on the early church and how they learned from each other multiplying by example. It is interesting to see the people of the early church spend all their time together. Acts 2:42-47......

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...Competition Bikes, Inc. will be analyzed by several methods: horizontal analysis, vertical analysis, trend analysis, and ratio analysis. The first is horizontal analysis which “ratios or line items in a company's financial statements are reviewed over a certain period of time. “ (Investopedia.com) The period of time in which this report will be basing its findings are solely on its income statements from year six, seven, eight and nine. As shown in the horizontal analysis file, it is easy to see that Competition Bikes, Inc. had an increase of thirty three percent from year six to year seven while in the following two years (eight and nine), the company experienced a fifteen percent decline in net sales. Additionally, in review of the company’s gross profits, there is an increase between the same years of six and seven, while there is s significant decrease in years seven and eight. Although there could be several factors which may have impacted in their decrease from year seven to eight, it very well may have been caused by an increase on overall production costs, lower sales in general, competition or any combination of these factors. The company’s ability to produce a profit and sustain its profitability levels are vital to its success. One way to review this is to take a look at the company’s ability to turn over inventory (operations) otherwise calculating the number of days its assets are in inventory, working through the sales process and payment is received. For......

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...Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Analysis 1 A Paper Submitted To Dr. Gary Waller In Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Course DSMN 630 Submitted By Terry Michele Noonan Fitzgerald 10/28/2014 Table of Contents Introduction 2 The Primary Passages that Form a Small Group Ministry 2 The Great Commandment: Matthew 22:33-40 3 The Great Commission: Matthew 28:16-20 3 The Great Example Acts 1-2 4 The Great Illustration: Ephesians 1 5 The Great Plan: Ephesians 4 5 Current Church and Group Structure 6 Bibliography 8 Introduction Small Groups may be considered as the environment most conducive to developing and maturing disciples in the faith. There are reasons why this statement is to be considered as valid, and Comiskey notes that in understanding of the Trinity, Trinitarian doctrine indicates that the emphasis in on “life, love and movement within the Godhead.” Thomas F. Torrance writes concerning the Trinity that this doctrine is “foundational to Christianity, defines who we worship and serve, while guiding the church to practice love, care and unity.” If one studies the Trinitarian nature of God, what they will find is a relational aspect unfounded in a singular view of self. If as Scripture states that “The Son loves the Father and the Father loves the Son” (Jn. 3:35-36; cf. 5:20), then it stands to reason that God loves those (humankind)...

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...ANALYSIS 1.1 STRATIGIES FOR CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING JAMES C. CHESTER MR. DIPALERMO PROBLEM SOLVING THEORY GS1140 DECEMBER 9, 2014 Finding the Perfect Company to Work For I continue to look for the perfect company to work for. This is my worst reoccurring problem of my life. For the last ten years I have been from job to job never being satisfied with my status. I have had around fifteen different positions during that span of time. Ill-defining the Problem Through careful consideration and just plain stubbornness, I have came to the conclusion that my identification of the problem being finding the perfect company to work for is an ill-defined problem. So after that I must redefine the problem. Redefining the Problem Now that I am aware the problem of finding the perfect company to work for isn’t the actual problem. I asked myself what then is the true problem at hand. I asked my wife her opinion on the matter. “You won’t be happy till you find something that keeps you interested and gives you a sense of accomplishment.” Bingo, there it was starring me in the face. The true problem is that in order to enjoy working and be successful in the job place I must get an education. How defining the problem negatively affected my life If earlier in my life I had pursued an education I would be closer to retirement and I would......

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...LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ANALYSIS PAPER # 1 Submitted to Dr. Rick Garner in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion DSMN 630 Small Group Ministries by Jeffrey W. Moore November 4, 2015 Contents Summary - Comiskey (Chapters 2-4) 3 “God’s Trinitarian Nature,” (Chapter 2) 3 “The Family of God” (Chapter 3) 3 “REVELATION: Jesus and His Method of Ministry” (Chapter 4) 4 Biblical Basis for Small Group Ministry 5 Principles from Passages 6 ‘My’ Church 7 Current Structure 7 Small Group Structure 7 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 Summary - Comiskey (Chapters 2-4) Summarizing the following three chapters of Joel Comiskey’s book, Biblical Foundations for the Cell-Based Church will prescribe a brief understanding of the trinity and its relationship to the image of God being created in man, and reinstituted through the work and person of Christ, the second person in the trinity. “God’s Trinitarian Nature,” (Chapter 2) God’s Trinitarian divine nature and character is revealed through theology, “the study of God” His ‘oneness’ is explicitly revealed, and His Trinitarian nature is implicitly revealed, yet equally true from His special revelation in scripture. The first reference to the Godhead being comprised of more than one is Gen. 1:26 where the plural ‘us’ is used; thereafter it is used multiple times. The triune nature of God reveals the foundation of his image being created in humanity with......

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...Problem Solving GS1145 In the analysis the student Jason is struggling to with his college life. He has done well in every class except the one on computers. He believes his instructor lacks the necessary skills to teach the class. He also sees the material to be lacking. Jason does not like to stay late on Friday night for the lab class. He often leaves early and tries to finish the labs later in the week. Jason has the capability to easily do the work and succeed. At the end of the quarter Jason has not completed any of the assigned labs. The instructor warns Jason he will fail the class if he does not complete his work. Due to his constant absence it is unlikely he will be able to make the work up in time. The instructor has a poor opinion of Jason. This fact angers Jason. Jason complains to the dean that the instructor is being unfair and threatening to fail him. The root problem in this situation is. Jason not doing his work. This is amplified by the fact he will not stay in class on Friday. Jason may be good with computers but he has yet to prove it by doing his work. Which of course gives his instructor a bad opinion of Jason. Jason has several options of how to solve the problem of failing the course. Stay for the entire lab and do hard work. Until he has caught up with the class. Proving that he is as good with computers as he claims and undoubtedly improving the instructors’ opinion of him. Bribe the instructor to pass him on the course. Thus passing...

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...MA260 statistical analysis 1 Click Link Below To Buy: http://hwcampus.com/shop/ma260-statistical-analysis-1/ 1. A recent article in the Myrtle Beach Sun Times reported that the mean labor cost to repair a color television is $90 with a standard deviation of $22. Monte’s TV Sales and Service completed repairs on two sets this morning. The labor cost for the first was $75 and it was $100 for the second. Compute z values for each and comment on your findings. 2. The mean of a normal distribution is 400 pounds. The standard deviation is 10 pounds. a. What is the area between 415 pounds and the mean? b. What is the area between the mean and 395 pounds? c. What is the probability of selecting a value at random and discovering that it has a value of less than 395 pounds? 3. The monthly sales of mufflers in the Richmond, VA area follow the normal distribution with a mean of 1200 and a standard deviation of 225. The manufacturer would like to establish inventory levels such that there is only a 5% chance of running out of stock. Where should the manufacturer set the inventory levels? 4. Research on new juvenile delinquents revealed that 38% of them committed another crime. a. What is the probability that of the last 100 new juvenile delinquents put on probation, 30 or more will commit another crime? b. What is the probability that 40 or fewer of the delinquents will commit another crime? c. What is the probability that between 30 and 40 of the......

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...MA260 statistical analysis 1 Click Link Below To Buy: http://hwcampus.com/shop/ma260-statistical-analysis-1/ 1. A recent article in the Myrtle Beach Sun Times reported that the mean labor cost to repair a color television is $90 with a standard deviation of $22. Monte’s TV Sales and Service completed repairs on two sets this morning. The labor cost for the first was $75 and it was $100 for the second. Compute z values for each and comment on your findings. 2. The mean of a normal distribution is 400 pounds. The standard deviation is 10 pounds. a. What is the area between 415 pounds and the mean? b. What is the area between the mean and 395 pounds? c. What is the probability of selecting a value at random and discovering that it has a value of less than 395 pounds? 3. The monthly sales of mufflers in the Richmond, VA area follow the normal distribution with a mean of 1200 and a standard deviation of 225. The manufacturer would like to establish inventory levels such that there is only a 5% chance of running out of stock. Where should the manufacturer set the inventory levels? 4. Research on new juvenile delinquents revealed that 38% of them committed another crime. a. What is the probability that of the last 100 new juvenile delinquents put on probation, 30 or more will commit another crime? b. What is the probability that 40 or fewer of the delinquents will commit another crime? c. What is the probability that between 30 and 40 of the......

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...Business Analysis - Part 1 In this paper I am taking on the role as a mutual fund manager making a decision on if to invest funds into Bank of America (BoA). Over the next three weeks I will conduct an extensive business analysis on BoA and this paper is part one of three of the complete analysis. Part one of the business analysis of BoA consists of a SWOT analysis and my point of view in regard to which part of this analysis is the deciding factor for me to invest in this company or not. In addition all internal and external stakeholders will be identified and their want and needs described. An explanation of how BoA is fulfilling the different needs of the different stakeholders will be the last section of part one in this business analysis. SWOT analysis of Bank of America “Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations. It is the largest bank holding company in the United States, by assets, and the second largest bank by market capitalization. The company serves clients in more than 150 countries and has a relationship with 99% of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 83% of the Fortune Global 500.” (MBA lectures, 2010) A SWOT analysis is defined as: “SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. By definition, Strengths (S) and Weaknesses (W) are considered to be internal factors over which you have some measure of control.......

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...MA260 statistical analysis 1 Click Link Below To Buy: http://hwcampus.com/shop/ma260-statistical-analysis-1/ 1. A recent article in the Myrtle Beach Sun Times reported that the mean labor cost to repair a color television is $90 with a standard deviation of $22. Monte’s TV Sales and Service completed repairs on two sets this morning. The labor cost for the first was $75 and it was $100 for the second. Compute z values for each and comment on your findings. 2. The mean of a normal distribution is 400 pounds. The standard deviation is 10 pounds. a. What is the area between 415 pounds and the mean? b. What is the area between the mean and 395 pounds? c. What is the probability of selecting a value at random and discovering that it has a value of less than 395 pounds? 3. The monthly sales of mufflers in the Richmond, VA area follow the normal distribution with a mean of 1200 and a standard deviation of 225. The manufacturer would like to establish inventory levels such that there is only a 5% chance of running out of stock. Where should the manufacturer set the inventory levels? 4. Research on new juvenile delinquents revealed that 38% of them committed another crime. a. What is the probability that of the last 100 new juvenile delinquents put on probation, 30 or more will commit another crime? b. What is the probability that 40 or fewer of the delinquents will commit another crime? c. What is the probability that between 30 and 40 of the......

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...Business Analysis part 1 MGT/521 July 9, 2012 Yvonne Richmond Today I will choose Wal-Mart for my company business analysis SWOT. Wal-Mart is one of the biggest retail stores in the United States. Wal-Mart operates under 69 different banners in the 27 countries. Wal-Mart mean goal is to saving people money to help them live better, that was Sam Walton. Today one will be talking about the strength, weakness, opportunity, and threats of the company I have chosen. Strengths • Wal-Mart is a powerful retail brand. It has a reputation for value for money, convenience and a wide range of products all in one store. • Wal-Mart has grown substantially over recent years, and has experienced global expansion (for example its purchase of the United Kingdom based retailer ASDA). • The company has a core competence involving its use of information technology to support its international logistics system. For example, it can see how individual products are performing country-wide, store-by-store at a glance. IT also supports Wal-Mart's efficient procurement. • A focused strategy is in place for human resource management and development. People are key to Wal-Mart's business and it invests time and money in training people, and retaining a developing them. Weakness • Wal-Mart is the World's largest grocery retailer and control of its empire, despite its IT advantages, could leave it weak in some areas due to the huge span of control. • Since Wal-Mart sell products across......

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