The speech will be at least 7 minutes and no longer than 9. You must have 10 sources in the written portion of your speech, of those 10 sources three MUST be scholarly peer reviewed journal articles. You must verbally CITE seven (7) sources while giving your speech. You will research the topic and select only the best information you find. Report your findings by stating “according to”. This will add credibility to your speech. Please determine what type of Persuasive speech you are giving, then choose your topic based on your strengths. In your thesis statement you must state the type of persuasive speech you are giving. For example, “the purpose of my speech is to convince you that _________.”
- Speech to Convince
- Speech to Inspire
The written portion of your speech
For the purposes of the speech you will write a 1,200-word research paper on the subject you chose. All formal written papers WILL be no less than 1,500 words, typed, in a 12 point font – the only acceptable fonts are Calibri, Times New Roman, or Arial. Please set your line spacing at double (2.0) and your margins at 1 inch all around. Your paper must include an abstract. You must also include a works cited page at the end of your speech and a title page at the beginning. The title page will have; the title of the assignment, your name, the class, the section number, the date and your instructors name centered on the page. Please make sure your paper is in APA format. *Please note your paper will be checked using anti-plagiarism software.
How to Construct a Persuasive Speech
A persuasive speech should be well organized and divided into three parts. First, a brief introduction of the topic is required. Then you must establish credibility. Establishing credibility is very important in persuasive speaking. When you speak, you need to be regarded as an authority. Your experience is one of the primary things that give you credibility in the eyes of your listeners. Make certain credibility is established in the introduction, but, also, subtly, repeat it in the presentation. Quoting recognized authorities in your topic area verifies that you have both done your homework, and, also, know what you are talking about.
The body of the speech should include all the details. Lead your listeners with logic. Develop your main ideas into logical arguments. Material can be organized in a variety of formats, from the traditional 1., 2., 3., approach to a time line, to a series of causes and effects. What is important is too regularly, and, blatantly, let the audience know where you are, and, where you are going. To get your audience members to react to your text, you will need a variety of vocal dynamics, and powerful, persuasive words and phrases.
At last, you will need a strong conclusion. The conclusion should draw the meaning for the informative speech and include the message to be delivered within the conclusion part of the speech. You must announce your conclusion in your paper and in your delivery. According to author Jeremy Clark (2015), once you’ve transitioned into the conclusion, you need to look at the original problem (i.e. the established need for change in persuasion or the missing skill set or lack of understanding over an issue in an informative speech). Remind the audience what this presentation was all about.
Review the Points: Take a moment to look at the main points and how they address (solve) the problem. Show them how each of the arguments lead them to conclude that change must take place or how each point gives them more complete knowledge and understanding about the given topic. Next Steps: Once you’ve built your case (i.e. shown the audience how your points address the problem/purpose), tell the audience what the next course of action is. For persuasion, this is an urge to action/change (e.g. “I urge you to stop, I implore you to…). For a persuasive speech, this is where you invite members to take advantage of their new found skill or knowledge (e.g. “Now that you know how change your oil, you won’t have to worry about the high prices of your local oil change station. You can do it yourself!”) Encouragement: Let the audience know that things will be better in the future as a result of listening to the speech, because the change or new knowledge is a good thing that will lead to positive results if applied. More on conclusions can be found at: (http://www.prettygoodspeech.com/?p=160)
I will be completing the speaking portion of the speech myself, Thank You!