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The Persuasive Presentation

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The Persuasive Presentation Assignment Description Objective: To persuade your audience to take specific action regarding a significant social issue. Rationale: To construct and present orally a thorough, coherent, and well-supported argument advocating specific action regarding significant social issue. This assignment will enable you to develop reasoning, analytical, organizational, and presentational skills that are considered vital to the success of your personal and professional life. Textbook Reference: Units 13-17. Oral Component: A 5-7 minute persuasive presentation. Persuasive presentations must conform to Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Organizational Pattern (see pages 328-329 in the textbook and the overview below; a worksheet is provided on page 30 of this handbook). Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Organizational Pattern (see page 30 of this handbook for a template ): Gaining Attention Establishing Need Satisfying Need Visualizing Solution Call to Action In addition to content and organizational criteria, students will be graded on the following aspects of their delivery: Vocal expressiveness Vocal fluency Kinesic expressiveness Eye contact Extemporaneous delivery Language Use of visual aids Penalty for Presentation Time Violations : Students will be penalized for presentations that violate the established time limits for this assignment. See page 6 of this handbook for details. All presentations will be STOPPED at 8:15 . Written Component: A 5-6 page presentation planning report. The presentation planning report consists of two documents: A presentation outline. Outlines must reflect the principles of parallelism, coordination, subordination, and division presented below and at the following link http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/01/ : o Parallelism: Each main, sub, or subordinate point must be one complete sentence. o Coordination: Headings with the same notation must represent the same level of significance. o Subordination: Ideas in the outline must reflect appropriate levels of subordination. o Division: All points in the outline must be divided into at least two subpoints. A bibliography of a minimum of six (6) sources. Your instructor may provide you with sample outlines and bibliographies to assist you . Evaluation: You will receive two (2) grades for this assignment: An evaluation of the presentation planning report that you submit on the day of your speech (50 points). An evaluation of the content and delivery of the speech (140 points for content, 105 points for delivery for a total of 245 points). Specific grading criteria for these assignments are presented on subsequent pages of this handbook.
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Preparing the Persuasive Presentation: A Ten-Step Process Units 13-15 in the textbook present Ten Steps in the process of preparing a public presentation. An overview of those steps and specific guidelines for the Persuasive Presentation (Unit 17) are presented on the following pages of this handbook.
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