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Unformatted text preview: H OWARD U NIVERSITY The John H. Johnson School of Communications The Department of Communication and Culture Principles of Speech The Persuasive Speech Speech #3 My Persuasive Speech Date: ________________________________ TASK Your task is to prepare a 3 minute persuasive speech about a subject on which you would like to influence your classmates attitudes, beliefs, values, and or/ behaviors . This speech will be an extemporaneous speech based on your use of an outline. (Note : You will be penalized for running overtime and receive NO credit for reading). You may not use the same topic you used for your informative speech. Further, as audience members you will act out the transactional nature of speech communication by evaluating your peers speeches. According to Aristotle, an audiences confidence in the speaker is the most convincing proof of all. BACKGROUND A persuasive speech is one designed to accomplish one of the following goals: Strengthen or weaken audience attitudes, beliefs or values Change audience attitudes, beliefs or values Motivate to action PLANNING 1) Formulate a thesis and specific purpose suitable for a persuasive speech of 3. (Thesis statement). 2) Analyze the class and list how your topic can relate to your audience. (Relevance statement). 3) Determine why you are a good person to talk about this subject. (Credibility statement). 4) Identify the most appropriate organizational pattern you want to use to present your speech. 5) Craft an introduction that grabs the attention of the audience and familiarizes them with your topic/purpose. 6) Outline what you will cover in your persuasive speech. (Preview) 7) Identify 2-3 main points to support your thesis and support them with logical, motivational and credible appeals. (Body). 8) Craft a conclusion that summarizes your main ideas and brings the speech to a close with a memorable thought. 9) Use 3-4 outside references to support your ideas. These references should be cited within the presentation of the speech, not as an addendum. No more than two can be from on-line sources. 10) Create 3 note cards to utilize during your presentation. You will only be permitted to use your 3 notecards! 11) Prepare a visual (powerpoint presentations must be emailed to me 1 day prior to your presentation date) WORKSHEET/OUTLINE If you want feedback before your presentation, develop a Preliminary Speech Outline based on the handout that is attached and see me at least 3 days in advance( of your presentation date) requesting feedback.at least 3 days in advance( of your presentation date) requesting feedback....
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