Persuasive Outline and Speech Presentation: Due in Dropbox (Outline) and on YouTube (Video) on or before TUESDAY, October 15, 2013 (11:50PM) Assignment Details:
Purpose and Information:
The persuasive speech is deliberative. It employs emotion, credibility, and logic to convince an audience that a narrowly defined action is beneficial. The persuasive proposition (thesis) is generally supported by two to three main ideas which employ about two to three pieces of evidence each. You will be using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (p. 139-140 in the hard-copy textbook) to organize your speech. This organizational pattern focuses on the audience’s motivation and getting the audience to act. Following the steps in the sequence is absolutely necessary to fulfill the assignment requirements.
1. This is a problem-solution speech which means you must present a problem, discuss it, and provide a solution in the speech. Use the topic you proposed in your topic proposal and researched for your annotated bibliography assignment. However, if you feel the topic you used for those assignment doesn’t work, you can choose another. A full range of topics are available to you, but whatever you choose, make sure it is something that is within your personal range of interests and can be made interesting to your audience. In addition, make sure the topic is something for which you have enthusiasm and some knowledge. If you are having trouble thinking of a topic, try looking through these sites:
2. This speech should be 6-8 minutes in length. You will deliver the speech extemporaneously, to a gathered audience. You should plan to use either 3"x 5" or 4"x 6" index cards as a guide while your speak. However, you should not write out the entire speech and read it word for word. Make the best use of your professional space, and use a PODIUM or other professional speaking aid, if desired. Additionally, you will be required to cite your sources of information in the speech presentation. All five sources should be mentioned in the speech. Please consult the documents entitled, “Evidence Cards” and “Oral Citations” for examples of how to prepare an evidence card and how to cite sources within a presentation.
3. Audience: You will be required to gather an audience of three to five people. FAILURE TO SECURE AN AUDIENCE WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC 20% SPEECH GRADE DEDUCTION. Pets, stuffed animals, and children will not count as a gathered audience. Arrange your speaking space in advance so you capture the interaction and adaptation to your audience. In other words, please record your speech so we see you and your audience throughout the entire presentation. It is perfectly okay if all we see are the backs of their heads; we will still be able to witness your interaction with your audience. Secure a tripod for a steady recording of your presentation, and use a microphone if you need audio support. If you need to have someone else hold the recording device, make sure that person does not move around or make any extra noise.
4. Visual Aids: You will be required to present a visual aid within this speech. One power point slide or word document (that is clearly visible to the audience and to me) depicting an important piece of information would be an example of an appropriate visual aid. However, they are not your only options. Please consult the document entitled, “Persuasive Speeches and Sample Feedback” for an example of how a visual aid can be used within a speech.
5. Outline: You will create a formal preparation outline for this speech (an outline worksheet is provided in D2L). You must submit the outline in the Dropbox BEFORE you upload your video to YouTube. Remember, everything is time stamped in D2L and on YouTube. The outline must be constructed using complete sentences. Please consult the document entitled...
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