Persuasive Speech Outline

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Persuasive Speech Outline

I.Introduction
A.Attention Getter – Should be interesting and engaging! (shocking statistics, personal story, testimonial, series of questions, appealing pictures…)

B.Establish Credibility (My name is Marty Brennan, and I have been doing research on the effects of childhood obesity on young teens for over two weeks. If you have experience with your topic, you should mention that here.)

C.State Major Claim – (High Schools in Howard County should mandate four years of physical education into their graduation requirements.)

D.State Minor Claims
1.Teenage obesity is steadily on the rise.
2.Being fat affects the psyche.
3.Teaching students to appreciate fitness will lead to a healthy future.

II.Address Need
A.Minor Claim # 1
1.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image
2.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image
3.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image

B.Minor Claim # 2
1.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image
2.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image
3.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image

C.Minor Claim # 3
1.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image
2.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image
3.Facts, personal story, evidence, study, image

III.Plan for Satisfaction (Suggest what can be done to relieve or solve the problem/need.)

IV.Visualization – Help the audience see the benefits of resolving the problem; help audience see the difficulties if it is not relieved.

BenefitsDifficulties

V.Conclusion
A.Action – How can your classmates get involved right now? What can they do to help your cause?

B.Summarize your most important points!

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2.
3.

C.Leave your audience with a final thought that is related to your topic. (Scenario, statement of fear, picture slide…)
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