Your goal is to change someone’s attitude, belief, or behavior. The time limit is 4 to 5 minutes; th
Your goal is to change someone’s attitude, belief, or behavior.
The time limit is 4 to 5 minutes; three sources; and the use of a visual aid.
A good resource for topics is to go to SIRS, the database (link on home page) where there are hundreds of persuasive topics and sources for both pro and con on the topic.
Be sure to use gestures, mention your sources aloud, and meet your time limit.
A sample speech and outline are provided in this unit. One of the approaches to organizing the persuasive speech is Monroe’s Motivated Sequence.
The speech itself will be 4 to 6 minutes and require a minimum of three sources and requires a visual aid. The visual aid will most likely be a chart or poster of stats.
In brief, you will have an Introduction as before (now called the Attention Step), a Body which will consist of showing their is a problem (now called a Need Step), another body point where you give the answer to the problem (the Satisfaction Step), and a final body point where you try to get your listeners to see how life will improve with your solution(this is called the Visualization Step and a good place to use a visual aid) and the Conclusion(now called the Action Step) where you sum up and ask listeners to take a specific action to support your recommendations.