1. Identify a key issue in the U.S. healthcare system that requires you (as a current or emerging leader) to make critical decisions about it. For some examples of healthcare issues, see the Forbes article “The Five Biggest Problems in Health Care Today” at http://www.forbes.com/sites/leahbinder/2013/02/21/the-five-biggest-problems-in-healthcare-today/. Select ONE issue that you would like to address in your persuasive speech (the issues are NOT limited to the ones in the Forbes article and can include any other issues you may think of).
2. Do some research on the selected issue to determine its scope, current and future consequences, and potential (realistic) solutions.
3. As a leader, take a position on the issue and defend your decision in light of your leadership philosophy. Prepare a persuasive speech in which you would need to a) explain the severity of the issue and its current (or potential) consequences, b) propose ONE [due to time constraints] way of addressing the issue, and c) justify your choice of the solution.
4. Record a 5-10 minute video of your speech [videos that exceed 10 minutes will result in loss of points]. Use visual aids of your choice (power point, videos, graphics, etc.). Be as creative as you can. Adhere to a leadership style(s) that will work best for you and the situation. Use motivational techniques that will help you convince others in your rightness. The main goal of your speech is to be persuasive and convince the audience that the problem you selected is critical and warrants immediate attention and your proposal is the right one to implement. The main goal of this project is to apply the theory learned in class to how become an effective leader and influence others without relying on formal power and authority, but utilizing your social capital, expertise and ability to grasp the entirety of the complex situation.