Persuasive Messages

Scenario: Your supervisor disagrees with your suggestion that employees should be allowed to create online profiles in LinkedIn. You believe that communicating with others on LinkedIn will give employees an opportunity to meet their peers and will also provide potential leads and business partners. However, your supervisor believes that other companies will get an opportunity to review her employees’ qualifications and might make them employment offers that they would accept. You believe you can persuade your supervisor to accept your perspective and are deciding whether to send an e-mail or to speak with her in person.

Complete the following tasks:

Create an e-mail to your supervisor explaining your perspective on the matter of LinkedIn profiles. Use the information you have learned about presenting both verbal and nonverbal messages as you write the e-mail.
Describe what might be different about your message if you speak with your supervisor in person rather than send an e-mail. Use the concepts you learned about both verbal and nonverbal messages as you write your answer (300-word minimum).
Compare your two messages, and explain which medium might be more persuasive.
Requirements: Combine all three steps into one document, but separate all three steps into three pages. You can do this by inserting a page break after each step. This assignment does not require a title page or a reference page. All three sections together should total at least 900 words.