In this seminar we will examine scholarship and exemplary practices in persuasive communication. A key element of the seminar is that students will develop, practice, and learn to critique and improve their own public presentations. We will practice various elements of engaging the audience including the art of questioning, the use of visual tools, professional body language and the use of space, and structural strategies for effective presentations. Participants may elect to participate in video recording and analysis of their practice sessions. In all cases, students will have the opportunity to practice with one another in a supportive setting as they work to refine their personal speaking style and develop engaging discipline-based presentations.