Time: 5-6 minutes
Outline: 20 points
Speech: 30 points
IV.To further develop and refine both your delivery and organizational skills
V.To further develop research skills
VI.To enhance public speaking skills
VII.To allow students to utilize in-depth audience analysis
VIII.To allow students to develop methods of motivating audience members
In the persuasive speech you will be choosing a topic that you feel is problematic or needs to receive more public attention. You will then explore what the current problems are and consequently propose a solution/policy that may alleviate these problems. Remember that one of the most important aspects of this presentation will be how well you support your arguments using credible sources.
IX.You must choose a specific topic and do the following
Address the current problems and the need for change
Provide a solution or change and address how your solution (or what you are trying to persuade) will change or benefit the public
Provide your audience with a means in which to act
X.You must organize your presentation/outline using Monroe’s Motivational Sequence
XI.You are allowed to use a SINGLE note card. DO NOT READ YOUR SPEECH
XII.You must use a minimum of 4 credible sources
1 book source, 1 newspaper source, 2 other sources of choice
At least 3 sources must be orally cited in your presentation
Each source must be documented on the outline, meaning within text and at the end as a work cited page
Each source must be documented according to MLA standards
XIII.Make sure your presentation is persuasive, not informative
XIV.And remember you need to care about your topic or we won’t. If we see you have no interest in you topic neither will we. Get us excited about what you are talking about-the way to do that is by being passionate about your topic.
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