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How to Write a Persuasive Speech
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Two Methods:Sample SpeechesWriting Your Own Persuasive Speech
There are lots of things to consider and understand prior to writing a persuasive speech. In order to influence others, you have to understand the subject, and understand the audience's perception of the subject. Moving around also helps because it enables all of the audience to get an emotional response. Also try to think from your audiences point of view as well as your own.
Sample Persuasive Speech About Running
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This page won't help you at all if it's for a speech due tomorrow. Go over why you feel the way you do about the subject and consider the different challenges that you had to overcome to get to the point where you began feeling this way. Find a subject which you are passionate about. The listener does not want to hear a speech about something that you don't even care about.
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2Research your audience, understand their perception of the subject, and try your best to learn what obstacles are in place to block them from seeing the subject from your point of view. Write these obstacles down.
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3Acknowledge obstacles. You should not ignore obstacles, but rather prepare for, and conquer them. Search for answers around these obstacles. If you do, people who come across these obstacles during your speech will ignore you. You have to find ways around or through these obstacles to help your audience do the same. To be successful, you have to lead your audience, not assume or even demand that they "understand you".
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4Note your strategies and ideas. Write down the obstacles and your methods for getting around them down, and put them in a logical order format. Turn each of the obstacles into a paragraph explaining the method of understanding that gets around the …show more content…
Try to learn your speech as much as you can to where your notes are mainly just to keep you on track. What your expressions and your mannerisms, make sure that you use voice inflection and that you have emotion in your speech. If there is no emotion in your voice or body, more than likely, there won't be any in the audience either.
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12Dress appropriately for the gathering where your speech will be held. Be confident, caring, and humble.
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13Give your speech. Prepare yourself ahead of time with your own positive encouragement and praise. If you find it helpful, give yourself verbal encouragement in front of a mirror. Alternatively, seek the encouragement of a friend or co-worker.
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14Make sure that your speech really focuses on the topic, and that it is coherent and united (in the sense that all items are more or less related to the topic).
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