Check for Understanding: Informative and Persuasive Techniques - Exercise

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Check for Understanding: Informative and Persuasive Techniques - Exercise

Check for Understanding: Informative and Persuasive Techniques

Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.

In this exercise, you will review the following scenario, and then write some notes responding to the questions at the end.

You are the manager of the graphic art department in a greeting card production company. You have noticed that a new supply of colored pencils has been ordered every week or so. You wonder why so many pencils are needed and when you ask the staff, they don't seem to know. All they say is there are never any pencils when they need them.

One of the staff members is quiet, but denies any knowledge of the whereabouts of the pencils when directly asked. You decide to write up a proposal for your supervisor regarding instituting some stringent policies about the use of supplies. You want the staff to "check out" any supplies when they come to work and "check them back in" before they leave for the day. What are some persuasive techniques you will use? Give examples.

Solution:

With your notes handy, watch the following presentation about persuasive techniques in proposal writing.

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