The topic can be anything you’d like it to be, but the purpose is to persuade the audience to adopt your point of view, do something, change their minds, or buy something. I will leave it up to you. Be sure to have a specific audience in mind who you will be presenting this for. You will tell the class the role they are playing prior to starting your presentation.
It can be no longer than ten (10) minutes, and we will split them into three days so everyone has ample time. You will need to incorporate Powerpoint slides into your presentation, and there should be one (1) slide that includes some kind of data that supports your persuasive point. Handouts of the slides are NOT to be given out, but you can provide a summary handout if you’d like (this is not required, but can sometimes be useful, depending on how complicated or controversial your topic is).