Chapter 14 Response Public Speaking

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Chapter 14 Response When we want people to see things in our perspective, we naturally try to “influence both their attitudes and their actions” towards what we believe in. (302). The act of trying to convince people to see it from out perspective is called persuasion. Persuasive Speaking is another type of speaking; it is very different from informative speaking. For example, “informative speeches reveal options, persuasive speeches urge a choice among them”. (302). Moreover, unlike informative speaking, persuasive speaking requires the speaker to have more of a leadership persona. Since the speaker is trying to persuade the audience into agreeing and believing in the speaker, the speaker must come off as strong and leader like. There are different types of persuasive speeches. For example, there are speeches that focus on facts, speeches that address attitudes, beliefs and values and speeches that advocate action and policy. Each type of speech has a different function and each type of
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Unformatted text preview: speech requires different approaches on addressing the speech and different usages of techniques. For example, speeches that focus on facts “establish true state of affairs” and the techniques required to deliver a speech that focuses on facts must have strong claims of past, present and future fact “by citing experts and other supporting evidence”. (307). A problem that persuasive speakers may face is having a reluctant audience; a reluctant audience is an audience who opposes the speaker’s opinion and position. There are many ways in “enticing a reluctant audience to listen” to the speaker’s speech. For example, the speaker should “establish identification and goodwill early in the speech” and should “emphasize explanation over argument” (312). Moreover, the speaker should also make a speech or a presentation that compares the speaker’s position with other people’s position in a favorable and positive way....
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