TYPICAL SAMPLE PERSUASIVE SPEECH TOPICS
21. drunk driving
adoption of children
22. hunger in America
cruelty to animals
24. invasion of privacy
25. juvenile felonies
26. legalization of drinking at 18
28. energy crisis
30. reverse discrimination
death with dignity
31. sex education
33. gun control
care for elderly
34. nuclear waste
35. ocean pollution
36. oil drilling
corruption in public office
37. organ transplants
EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE PERSUASIVE SPEECH TOPICS
1. I deserve an A on this speech
2. Pete Rose is a Hall of Famer
3. Hooters is a family restaurant
4. David Archuleta should have won American Idol
5. Drink Milk
6. Maxie and Spinelli (General Hospital) belong together 7. Bring Back Crispy M&M’s
8. Change RCC’s priority registration
Please come up with a creative topic so I can add it to this list in the future!!!
A SPEECH TO PERSUADE
Speeches to persuade seek to influence the beliefs and actions of listeners and therefore supply arguments and motivations for thinking or doing as the speaker suggests. You want to strongly support your arguments (main points or issues) with up-dated and relevant facts. Utilize as many types of supporting materials, specific instances, statistics, illustrations, comparisons, etc. to create a strong case. Present a clear picture of the problem and solution for your audience.
Choose a topic that is a problem that you can both persuade and propose a plan of action for your audience to carry out in response to your persuasive message. Try to pick a topic that would fit into a policy claim to help you best fit the assigned outline. 2.
Time: 7-9 minutes (no longer, no shorter) 20 point deduction for every fraction of 30 seconds under or over time 3.
Grading: 300 possible points (presentation-180, outline-75, audience and occasion analysis-30, and visual aids-15) 4.
Presentation: Note cards with a key word outline may be brought up with you. You may write out introductions and conclusions as well as definitions and quotes. Things that need to be referred to in order to ensure accuracy. 5.
Audience and Occasion Analysis: A complete analysis of your audience and occasion is required. This analysis should be done before you create your speech. It is to be typed and turned in with your speech outline to the instructor before your presentation. The purpose behind the audience and occasion analysis is for you to analyze and understand the people whom you are trying to persuade and motivate. By researching who your audience is, you will be able to create an appropriate persuasive speech which will hopefully meet their needs and cause them to act. 6.
Outline: A complete sentence outline with a technical plot and works cited page is to be turned in to the instructor before you speak. The outline must be typed. 7.
Supporting Materials: You are to utilize at least six different types of supporting materials from six different academic, print sources.
Audience and Occasion Analysis created before your speech. 3.
A complete sentence outline that is typed with technical plot and bibliography. 4.
At least one visual aid in speech.
Practice your speech……….a lot.
Ensure time requirements.
A PERSUASIVE SPEECH OUTLINE
(Monroe’s Motivated Sequence)
Getting Attention- Have an attention getter, introduce your topic, and preview the main points of...
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