PERSUASIVE SPEECH INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE NOTE I WILL NOT...

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** PLEASE NOTE: I WILL NOT HAVE AN AUDIENCE FOR MY SPEECH. I WILL BE HOLDING THE CAMERA ON MYSELF FOR THE ENTIRE SPEECH. IF I USE AIDS, THEY HAVE TO BE SOMETHING SIMPLE TO USE WHILE RECORDING MYSELF. SPEECH ASSIGNMENT 3: PERSUASIVE SPEECH For your third speech assignment, you must prepare and present a five-minute persuasive speech. Use the following procedure to complete this assignment: 1. Choose the topic for your persuasive speech. If possible, choose something that you’re familiar with and/or something that you have strong feelings about. Your speech will be much more persuasive if you’re personally involved in the topic. 2. Depending on your choice of topic, determine whether you’re reasoning with your audience, or motivating your audience. 3. If necessary, gather information on your topic; otherwise, make a list of the points you want to mention in your speech. If you gather information from other sources, be sure to give them credit in your speech. 4. Prepare your speech following the six steps outlined on pages 27–30 of textbook: HERE ARE THE SIX STEPS MENTIONED ABOVE: 1) Select a specific speech goal that is appropriate for the audience and occasion. a) Select a topic from a subject area you know something about and that is important to you. b) Analyze your audience to assess their familiarity with and interest in your topic. c) Consider how your speech setting affects what is appropriate for you to talk about. d) Develop a speech goal statement tailored to your audience and the occasion. 2) Understand your audience and plan to adapt to it. a) Understand audience diversity. b) Understand audience interests so that material relates to them. c) Adjust content so it is appropriate for your audience’s current understanding of this topic. d) Understand your audience’s attitude toward your topic. e) Determine how you will establish your credibility with your audience. 3) Gather and evaluate information you can use to reach your speech goal. a) Survey manual and electronic sources of information and evaluate the quality of the information found. b) Observe and interview sources of information.
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c) Record on note cards information that is relevant to your specific speech goal. 4) Organize and develop ideas into a well-structured speech outline. a) Write a thesis statement that identifies the specifics of your speech goal. b) Outline main points as complete sentences that are clear, parallel, and meaningful. c) Choose an organizational pattern that orders the main points in a way that aids audience understanding. d) Create section transitions to help the audience follow your organization. e) Create an introduction that gets attention, sets the tone, creates goodwill, builds your credibility, and leads into the body of the speech.
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