Persuasive Speech Outline Template
COMS 101 Section ___
Identify your outline pattern here. Your options for this speech are Problem-Solution, Problem-Cause-Solution, or the Motivated Sequence pattern. Audience analysis:
Provide a demographic, psychological, and receptivity-related description of your audience. Topic:
In one or two words, identify the social problem for which you aim to prescribe a redemptive remedy in this speech (see the Persuasive Speech Guidelines document). Rhetorical Purpose:
To inform my audience about (identify the topic here), and to persuade them that (a person, group of persons, organization, government, etc.) should (do something—provide an action verb here that describes your speech’s desired outcome as specifically as possible) in response to this information. Redemptive Purpose:
Explain in a brief paragraph why you regard this social problem to be one that prevents people from experiencing life as God, according to Scripture, means it to be experienced. Briefly explain, too, why your proposed solution qualifies as redemptive as the Alban text defines this term in chapter 4.
Present your attention-getter here (see Hamilton, page 156). II. Establish Credibility
Present your credentials here (see Hamilton, page 163). III. Thesis Statement
Present your thesis statement here (see Hamilton, page 164). State it as one complete sentence (subject, verb, complete thought) that encapsulates your speech’s main idea. Be sure it not only identifies the social problem you aim to address, but also identifies the solution to the problem that you will advocate through the information that follows in your speech presentation. IV. Preview Statement
Present your preview statement here (see Hamilton, page 164). Briefly explain you will validate or prove the thesis by discussing Main Point 1 (state it), Main Point 2...
Cited: Using MLA, APA, or Turabian style, present an alphabetized, properly formatted list of any sources that you cited parenthetically in the outline. For a helpful online guide to proper formatting in each of these styles, see Landmarks Citation Machine.
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