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Elevator Proposal

The purpose of this assignment was ensure understanding of what a proposal is in the professional world. It requires research and organization of information to present to the person of interest. The goal is to gather enough information, alongside a feasible course of action, to persuade the person of interest to accept the proposal.

This exercise was a learning experience for me. The audience was an actual person and so research was conducted to mold the presentation to be of interest to the audience. Initially, some trouble was found about what information should be included or not. This was easily resolved by further research about the audience. Essentially, the presentation was shaped to not only convey the information we wished to share but shaped to be of interest to the audience.

Audience Profile

For this exercise, my group’s audience is City College’s Assistant Vice President of Facilities, David Robinson. Looking through the college’s administration we found Mr. Robinson to be the right person to direct our proposal too. Mr. Robinson is a licensed engineer with 31 years of experience. He also worked with maintenance, infrastructure and design. We chose Mr. Robinson for these reasons as he would be the person with power to fully understand the need of adding new elevators for the North Academic Center.

Our Presentation

Lab Report

This report was assigned to understand the relationship between persuasion and data reports. The purpose of the report was to conduct a repeatable experiment and document the results. Most importantly, biased results and analysis is to be avoided. The interpretation of the results are found in the report but ultimately the results of the experiments speaks for themselves.

Audience Profile

For this exercise, my audience was an accountant at a large firm. Timing is essential and scarce for Jane Doe. The experiment tested frying times of a conventional electric oven to an air-fryer. The results of the experiment show that Jane would save a total of 25 minutes in cooking. She would also save money on a yearly basis as the electric oven’s size for cooking a single meal inefficiently uses energy.

Technical Document

This is a technical document of the Catskill Aqueduct. It was assigned to ensure the understanding of a technical document. A technical document must be able to relay the necessary information in a effective and efficient manner, prioritizing readability and understanding of information.

Audience Profile

For this exercise, my audience was an undergraduate foreign exchange student. The contents of the document, I believe, fits perfectly with my audience. As the document sits between a overly-complicated description of the aqueduct and a over-simplified one. If the audience was a licensed civil engineer then indeed the document would hold more of the nomenclature.