James Madison High School the Hospitality Trades: A Social History. in The Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Studies

Develop a personal response in which you demonstrate how you would deal with these universal themes in one of the scenarios below. This assignment requires you to get creative. Follow the instructions in your prompt of choice. You only have to pick one prompt.

You are welcome to use first person (I and we) and to present this in any form you choose — multimedia presentation (i.e. power point; video), poem, short story, letter to the editor, journal entry, blog post, newspaper article, advertisement, or even a series of Facebook status or Twitter updates — as long as your writing meets the minimum word count of 250-300 words.

PROMPT #1: Leaders must be able to show loyalty to their cause, their country and to their people. Loyalty is clearly shown as one of Beowulf’s character traits. You are the leader of your own organization or company, and you want to show your volunteers and staff members that you are a loyal leader. What are some steps you would take to portray this loyalty? For example, how would you handle complaints from both clients and employees should problems arise? What systems would you put in place to ensure quality control and show that you are true to your word as a leader? Be sure to tell your reader about the company and present a specific scenario that you are dealing with. If presenting this in multimedia form, you could go as far as showcasing your brand that should also exemplify loyalty to clients and those in your company.

PROMPT #2: You are trying to open up a restaurant / coffee shop that will become a social gathering place for your friends and peers. You want this place to be really cool — but also a place where people can relax and get comfortable. What kind of establishment will you open? How will you get people in the doors? What will they do once they get there? How will you keep them there for long periods of time and keep them coming back? Write a description or story of your ideal social meeting place.

PROMPT #3: Imagine that you are a Journalist, and you are sent on a trip abroad for scoop on a story that will put you in top ranking as a Journalist. What will this news story be about? Who will you interview? Are they famous or well-known? What are they like? Where is the trip? Describe the places you visit. Describe the characters you meet along the way. How will this story change your life? Who would the people be and how would they talk, act, and dress? A nerd? A prep? A jock? The pretty girl? Write your own social satire of the members of your group.

All work must be presented in APA format.