Type of speech:Persuasive
Persuasive type:Question of policy
Time limits:6-7 minutes
Copy of Sources Used:4 Required
This is the most important speech of the semester. Start early and work really hard on this one. Students are to present a 6-7 minute persuasive speech on a current, controversial topic of state, regional, national, or international importance. The topic should contain from two to three designed points to persuade the audience to accept your thesis, and should contain at least 4 different sources and 3 types of supporting material (examples, statistics, narratives, testimony). The instructor must approve your topic.
Four sources are required to incorporate in your speech. You may use more than four, but not less. These sources must be verbally cited during speech delivery. Use either paraphrasing or a direct quotation to verbally document your research. Each source that is listed on your bibliography MUST be verbally mentioned within your speech. Use different types of sources in your speech, such as: a website, book, magazine, newspaper, interview, etc. Copy the page out of the book, magazine, website, etc. that will be used in the speech. Highlight any definitions, examples, narratives, statistics, etc. used to supply your research. Include this with your bibliography and preparation outline.
A correctly formatted preparation outline must be ready on speech day and turned in prior to speech delivery. Information on preparation outlines are found in the chapter entitled, “Organizing and Outlining Your Speech,” found in your textbook. Your outline must be typed and organized according to the standards outlined in Chapter 8. Each main point and sub-point should consist of one summary sentence. Transitions should be clearly labeled to connect your main points. Use...