Foundations of Professional Communication Oral Presentation Assignment—Persuasive Presentation

You will imagine a particular audience and a particular workplace situation in which you would need to convince that audience to take a particular action.

 

Choose one of the topics listed below, and then develop and deliver a persuasive presentation that is about 8–10 minutes long using a PowerPoint presentation. Imagine a situation in which you would need to persuade a particular workplace audience to take a particular position or action in relation to this topic. For example, if you choose affirmative action, your presentation would not simply explain what affirmative action is; that would be an informative presentation. Rather, your purpose might be to try to persuade managers to adopt an affirmative action program or to alter an existing one in some way.

 

Topics for Persuasive Presentation

Choose one of the topics from the following list. Imagine a workplace situation in which you would need to persuade a particular audience to take a particular action in connection with this topic. Develop a presentation in which you would persuade that audience to take that action.

 

  • Customer Service Training
  • Diversity Training
  • Doing Business Overseas
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Going Green in the Workplace
  • Internet Use Monitoring
  • Productivity Incentives
  • Teams as an Organizational Strategy
  • Telecommuting
  • Tuition Reimbursement Policy
  • Workplace Safety