Speech Final Study Guide

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Chapter 15: 3 Types of Persuasive Speeches 1. Question of Fact Speech : A question about the truth or falsity of an assertion. i.e. Who was the first African American to sit on the U.S Supreme Court?(quest. that can be answered absolutely. Answers can be right or wrong) Will the economy be better or worse next year? (Answer involves prediction) Is sexual orientation genetically determined? (Deals with issues, No one knows the final answer) 2. Question of Values : A question about the worth, rightness, morality, and so forth of an idea or action. i.e. What is the best movie of all time? Is cloning morally justifiable? (quest. demand value judgments based on a person’s beliefs about what its right or wrong, moral or immoral, fair or unfair) 3. Question of Policy : A question about whether a specific course of action should or should not be taken. i.e. Debating at home what to do during vacations? Whether to buy a new TV? At work, Whether to go on strike. Subdivision: -Speeches to gain passive agreement : The speaker’s goal is to convince the audience that a given policy is desirable without encouraging the audience to take action in support of the policy. i.e To persuade my audience that the age for full driving privileges should be raise to 18. - Speech to gain immediate action: The speaker’s goal is to convince the audience to take action in support of a given policy. i.e. To persuade my audience to give blood through the Red Cross.6 The Importance of the role of the audience in persuasion: Listeners do not just sit passively and soak in everything the speaker has to say. Audience engage in a mental give-and-take with the speaker. Audience asses the speaker’s credibility, delivery, supporting materials, language, reasoning, and emotional appeals. Audience would respond internally (mental dialogue with your audience) -Mental Dialogue with the audience : The mental give-and –take between speaker and listener during a persuasive speech. -Target audience: The portion of the whole audience that the speaker most wants to persuade. Orders of persuasive speeches:
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