Harvard Extension School EXPO E34: Business Rhetoric Section 1 (5:30PM-7:30PM). Instructor: Julie Anne McNary Please check your Elluminate Audio Wizard ; We will begin at 5:30PM. Harvard University Extension School Spring Semester 2011. Expo E34: Business Rhetoric.
Instructor: Julie Anne McNary
Please check your Elluminate Audio Wizard;
We will begin at 5:30PM.
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Julie Anne McNary
B.A., Wellesley College, 1994
M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1995 Language and Literacy
MA/M.F.A, University of Utah, 1998
British & American Literature and Creative WritingCell Phone: (617) 233-7532
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A proposal arguing that flexible hours, telecommuting, or employee daycare facilities at your place of work would improve productivity and morale;
A proposal arguing for that an additional FTE in your department is justified for three specific reasons;
A proposal arguing that your institution should purchase new fundraising software to improve the tracking of donor behavior;
A proposal arguing that after school activities should be extended at your child’s school;
A proposal arguing that your gym should stock more treadmills;
A proposal arguing that your neighborhood watch should be able to request police backup at certain hours of the day, or at certain events, etc.
A proposal to your family that you should switch cell phone service from ATT to Verizon…
A proposal to your Town Hall that they pay for recycling to be picked up at your condominium complex.
A proposal to the City of Mumbai’s Transit Authority that a implementing a bicycle renting program will be a benefit to all.Examples of Potential Proposals
Read WtW Chapter 13 – Proposals;
Unless you are committed to writing a sales or grant proposal, please feel free to consider this a general persuasive proposal focused on a problem or need at your place of work, or in the discourse community (social, charitable, familial, etc.) of your choice;
Using the example on WtW p. 323, please write a brief cover letter introducing your proposal to the appropriate audience;
Then, to the best of your ability, write a brief, but content-rich, executive summary.
Then, outline your proposal from your brief executive summary through to your conclusion. Remember to consider counter arguments, and how you might answer them.
Finally, please prepare a 30-second verbal pitch of your proposal to be shared with the class next week.
As before, please enter three different and specific times – don’t forget AM/PM – that work for you into the chat box, and I will schedule as I can…if you are unable to meet at these times, I will find a few alternatives.