This speech is designed to apply all the concepts learned in this course and to give you experience organizing, outlining, and presenting a compelling persuasive speech.
This speech is designed to apply all the concepts learned in this course
ENS106 – Honors
Persuasive Speech Assignment
Points Possible: 100
Purpose of Assignment:
This speech is designed to apply all the concepts learned in this course and to give you experience organizing, outlining, and presenting a compelling persuasive speech. There are many different kinds of persuasive speeches. In this assignment you will emphasize appealing to the audience’s self –interests, building logical arguments to support your position, and arousing emotional commitment to your cause. Consider what you can do to make your presentation original, personal, compelling, engaging, interesting, and dynamic. It is tremendously important that you have read Chapter 16 so you can apply principles of persuasive speaking studied in the text and discussed in class.
Select a controversial topic that will allow you to influence your audience to modify their beliefs or to strongly reinforce existing beliefs.
State your thesis as either a proposition of fact, value, or policy. Also, your proposition should clearly indicate your position.
Secondly, be sure you know how you want your audience to react, and plan your speech toward that end. Use your class survey results to help you appeal to your audience.
Further, your speech should be well organized using the problem-solution, Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (a variation of problem-solution), or statement of reasons pattern. Word your main points in argument form.
This speech requires you to make careful and thoughtful use of evidence and reasoning. Use a variety of supporting materials to develop your arguments.
This speech requires you to make careful and thoughtful use of emotional appeals and speaker credibility. Personalize your speech by also giving personal anecdotes and/or telling us why the topic is important to you and your audience (create relevancy).
A minimum of three sources should be use and verbally identify during your speech.
Use at least one visual or audio aid to illustrate, emphasize, or clarify your message.
After you have outlined your speech reduce your ideas to brief notes using 4-5 note cards.
Take a look at your feedback and work on improving your delivery skills.
For your efforts to pay off, you must practice your speech several times prior to your scheduled presentation.. Make this your very best delivery using an extemporaneous, conversational, passionate, dynamic, polished, highly persuasive delivery style. Emphasis in grading will be place on your delivery ad ability to connect with your audience.
Additionally, be prepare d to answer questions from the audience after you have conclude your speech.
Be sure to stay within 1 minute of the time limits.
see evaluation form for a full list of grading criteria.
Firstly, Type your outline.
Hand your outline to me right before you present your speech.
Follow the model outline sample posted on blackboard for full credit.
Finally, List at least three references in Works Cited section.