SPEECH ASSIGNMENT 4: PERSUASIVE SPEECH

For this speech assignment, you must prepare and present a five-minute persuasive speech. Use the following procedure to complete this assignment.

 

Preparing, Recording, and Submitting Your Speech

 

  1. Choose the topic for your persuasive speech. If possible, choose something with which you’re familiar and for which you have strong feelings. Your speech will be much more persuasive if you’re personally involved in the topic.

 

  1. Depending on your choice of topic, determine whether you’re reasoning with or motivating your audience. Choose an organizational pattern for your speech.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Prepare at least one presentational aid for this assignment.

 

  1. Practice your speech in front of some friends or relatives. Ask them for feedback on your presentation. If necessary, revise your speech based on the input you receive.

 

  1. Once you’ve rehearsed your speech and you’re satisfied with your delivery, record the speech.

 

a. Begin the recording by reading the following sentences.

 

In this persuasive speech, I will be _______ (reasoning with the audience or motivating the audience).

 

The audience I’m addressing is _______.

 

b. Pause a few seconds (count to five in your head), and then begin your speech.

 

  1. Watch the recorded speech. Ensure that it fulfills the requirements for the assignment. Evaluation Criteria

 

Your instructor will ask the following questions in grading your speech. Reasoning Speech

 

    • How well did you identify with your audience?

 

    • Did your introduction get the audience’s attention?

 

    • Was the information organized according to the pattern you chose (statement of reasons, comparative advantages, criteria satisfaction, or refutative pattern)?

 

    • Did you clearly state your persuasive goal?

 

    • Did you support your goal with good reasons and sound evidence?

 

    • Was your speech clear of fallacies of reasoning?

 

  • Did your conclusion summarize your points in an interesting and/or creative way?

 

  • Did you use at least one presentational aid?

 

  • Was the speech five minutes long?

 

Motivating Speech

 

  • How well did you identify with your audience?

 

  • Did your introduction get the audience’s attention?

 

  • Was the information organized according to the pattern you chose (problem-solution, problem-cause-solution, or motivated sequence pattern)?

 

  • Did you include emotional appeals in your speech?

 

  • Did you create an atmosphere of credibility and goodwill?

 

  • Did you support your goal with good reasons and sound evidence?

 

  • Was your speech clear of fallacies of reasoning?

 

  • Did your conclusion summarize your points in an interesting and/or creative way?

 

  • Did you use at least one presentational aid?

 

  • Was the speech five minutes long?
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PERSUASIVE SPEECH

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