Persuasive Speech Outline

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Persuasive Speech
INTRODUCTION

Attention Getter – Hook your audience with a personal anecdote or well-told story from a current event, intriguing quote, startling fact, creative analogy or hypothetical example.

Establish an Ethos Appeal – Why can we trust you? What makes you credible to make this argument? Find a way to show the audience why you’re qualified to make an argument, why you care about this issue, why you’re argument will be fair to both sides of the issue.

Declare Your Position - A statement that makes your topic and your position on that topic clear to the audience. (Is your answer YES or NO?)

Preview the Three Primary Arguments You Will Make – Simply announce the three main arguments you will make, in the order you will make them.

BODY
ARGUMENT #1

First Piece of Evidence that supports Argument #1
Context/Oral Citation – Who said this quote and what’s his or her title? Where was the quote published? When? If using a study, where? With how many people? Quote from research – Type out word-for-word the quote you will use Explanation/Extension – What does this evidence reveal? You may need to interpret the evidence. What conclusions can be drawn? What impact could this pose?

Second Piece of Evidence that supports Argument #1
i. Context/Oral Citation
ii. Quote from research
iii. Explanation/Extension

ARGUMENT #2

First piece of evidence
i. Context/Oral Citation
ii. Quote from research
iii. Explanation/Extension

1. Second piece of evidence
i. Context/Oral Citation
ii. Quote from research
iii. Explanation/Extension

ARGUMENT #3

First piece of evidence
iv. Context/Oral Citation
v. Quote from research
vi. Explanation/Extension

2. Second piece of evidence
iv. Context/Oral Citation
v. Quote from research
iii. Explanation/Extension
vi.

ARGUMENT #4 – A SIGNIFICANT ARGUMENT THAT...
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