Often, one must persuade an audience to act. This requires the presenter to speak to the history of the presentation topic, as well as consider how best to persuade their audience to take the action suggested. If you find it helpful, you may wish to create an outline to help you prepare for your presentation.

Selected topic: The dangers of using a cell phone while driving.

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with accompanying visuals and narration that does the following:

  • Summarizes the topic and the effect of the issue on the community
  • Proposes a solution or plan of action that addresses the selected issue or event, while including a balanced summary of potential audience responses in order to best persuade everyone to action
  • Includes visual aids and outside resources
  • Uses effective language to persuade your audience