General Purpose: To Persuade
Specific Purpose: What your audience gets out of the presentation
Central Idea: The thesis of the speech
GAIN ATTENTION: Identify the problem
Attention-Getter: Give the audience a wow moment to draw them in.
Preview: What is the subject of the speech?
Relevance: Why is it important to your audience?
Credibility: Why should the audience listen to you?
Position Statement: Your researched opinion on the topic and why it needs solving!
NEED: Explanation of the problem
Statement: Identify the problem
Clarification: Give evidence of problem
Illustration: Give examples of how the problem relates to your audience
SATISFACTION: Give the best solution to the problem
Statement: State the most viable solution
Explanation: In detail, explain the solution
Reasoning: Show reasoning behind the solution
History: Give example(s) of how solution worked in the past/elsewhere
Nod to other side: Clarify objections your audience may be thinking
VISUALIZATION: Implement either of these solutions
Positive: This is what it will look like with the problem solved
Negative: This is what it will be if the problem is not solved
ACTION: Specific instruction on how audience can help
Specific: Help by doing this: give phone numbers, addresses, etc.
Specific: Donate, sign petition, write congressperson, buy product etc.
OPTIONAL: A secondary conclusion to wrap-up the entire presentation may be given now, but is not critical to the speech. Consider your time constraints when delivering this optional step.
Review: Summarized your main points
Thesis: Restate your position on the topic
Call to Action: Close with a memorable statement and call to action.
Provide a minimum of four references in APA format
Identify visual aids and incorporate into the outline above
Persuasive Speech Assignment: Outline & Presentation
Outline to be completed like the above template by Saturday at midnight of Week 3
Persuasive topic of your choice to follow Monroe’s Motivational Sequence format
6-minutes in duration
4 credible references in APA format and cited in the speech
Visual Aid(s) to enhance the speech and incorporated at the appropriate time
Video and Audio recording submitted under the Persuasive Speech Assignment in Blackboard in one of the approved methods for video submission, due by Monday at midnight of Week 4
A minimum of two audience members required or presented to the professor in Keiser Live in Week 4