Persuasive Speech

Persuasive Speech Topic Guidelines

Fix a societal problem or issue using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence.  The issue can be solved at a global, continental, countrywide,  statewide, citywide, or community level. 

MUST APPLY MONROE’S MOTIVATED SEQUENCE

ATTENTION- Engage and hook the audience as to why the topic is relevant

NEED- Why must the audience care about the problem/Why is it essential to address this issue?

SATISFACTION- Solve the problem

VISUALIZATION- Show the audience what the impact of the solution will be when the problem has been solved

ACTION- Command the audience to act

Visual aids are REQUIRED.

Requirements for this speech include:

  • A visual aid that is relevant to the presentation
  • An outline of your speech that is to be handed in on the day you are  assigned to give your presentation (See example in textbook).
  • A speech with an introduction, body, and conclusion that should be 5 to 7 minutes in length.
  • 3 to 5 sources that must be cited orally as well as listed in a  bibliography in your outline (The textbook does not count toward the  minimum of 3 sources, but will count as a fourth or fifth source).
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