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Fundamentals of Public Speaking 101-1
Professor Victoria Nabors
vnabors@ccc.edu

ASSIGNMENT: Persuasive Speech: 5 to 8 minutes
DUE DATE:See Syllabus
GRADE POINTS:140 converts to 15% of your overall grade
EVALUATION:Grading Rubric distributed and posted on Blackboard ►Typed Full Sentence Outline Draft is due one class prior to your assigned presentation date. Partial handwritten outlines will not be accepted at all. ►Students MAY NOT present a speech without an approved outline. *If you are absent on the day your outline is due, you must submit it to my office (give to the department secretary in room 2519), or via Email. To earn credit for this outline, absent students must contact me on the date the assignment was due. ►Attire Requirement (Ethos): Professional attire is mandatory for this final exam speech presentation. 5-point penalty for violations. ►Speakers will select their speaking order on the same day outline drafts are due. “First come, first serve!” You will sign up on the white board

The purpose of this speech is to persuade your targeted audience to accept your views on an issue. Remember that your credibility plays an important role in persuading audiences; as such, you must deal with oppositional arguments in a fair and convincing way. Good persuaders do not ignore the opposition, nor do they simply attack the opposition, they engage opposition’s logical arguments in an even-handed way. BASIC REQUIREMENTS

In addition to persuading your audience to support your views, the persuasive speech must satisfy the following requirements: •Controversial Topic Selection: Persuasive topics can range from the general arguments that seek to influence healthier eating, to more controversial social issues of abortion, immigration, and gay right. Your job is to first convince your audience that there is a problem through informative speaking; and then, to propose a solution to the problem. •Persuasiveness: You are attempting to weaken your...
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