Assignment Cover Sheet
Course Code and title
Public Speaking [COM1108]
Lee Poh Hui L14000161
29 October 2014[Part-time]
31 October 2014
Persuasive Speech [Social Problems] (20%)
To provide students a platform to apply techniques of delivering a persuasive speech.
Be able to develop skills as an effective public speaker through the application of necessary techniques to become an effective persuasive speaker.
I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged. If I’m found plagiarising my work, I understand that I will be graded a ‘0’ for this task and it will reflect poorly on my character.
Course code and title
COM1108: PUBLIC SPEAKING
31 October 2014
Persuasive Speech (20%)
Purpose of this assignment
Assignment 3 focuses on student’s ability to understand how to use techniques of delivery, together with the understanding of the topic and purpose persuasive speeches in actual practice through this hands-on practice.
Time limit: 6-7 minutes
You can choose a social problem facing Malaysia or a related topic that you choose for your informative speech relating to multiculturalism. If you choose a related topic to your earlier presentation, you have to go beyond by providing not only facts but substantial research, newspaper data/statistics and develop a plan to address the problem you stated or gave information on.
The topic should be of interest to you and to your audience. Be sure you choose a topic that you are comfortable in taking a strong stand. The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to defend a position important to you, as well as to learn how to construct sound, strong arguments for a particular audience and situation.
Topic: Ensure it is approved by your lecturer by 1 October 2014.
The goal of this speech is to change, by some degree, the thought or action of your audience in relation to your chosen subject. Do not use words like "maybe" or "perhaps" “I think”. Be sure when you make statements as you are trying to persuade. Investigate the issue and relate it to your audience's interests and values. Be aware of issues and values that affect your audience's mind. Additionally, remember to construct and deliver arguments. An argument is not simply a claim but a claim with support. Support your argument with evidence rather than simply providing the audience with your opinion on the topic. Research
Ensure your speeches are well-researched and offer quality supporting evidence of your claims. The speaker is at an advantage by providing different types of supporting evidence. What is the current research on this topic? Use more than one source. Cite your sources to ensure your credibility.
Find published and/or interview sources that will help you support your arguments and enhance your speaker credibility. Avoid plagiarism at all cost!
Part 2[Speech Planning]
1. General Purpose
2. Specific Purpose
3. Thesis Statement/Central Idea
a. What attitudes, values, or beliefs are important to your audience? b. What does your audience know and/or believe about your topic? c. What is their position on the topic? How strongly do they agree or disagree with you? d. How will you adjust to your audience’s values,...
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