Persuasive Speech

Persuasive Speech; Write the speech and I will do the video

Your final project, the persuasive speech, is your opportunity to take a stance on a topic of interest and support your viewpoint. This final presentation represents the culmination of smaller assignments.  Consider:

·         The topic itself. What is the issue, who are the stakeholders, and why is this important to you? And… why should it be important to us?

·         Your topical outline. What do you plan to tell us? What evidence do you plan to share, to convince us that your side is right in this debate?

·         What did you learn from the devil’s advocate? How can you use their propaganda against them – so that your argument is even stronger?

·         What tips will you use to make a ‘great’ persuasive speech? How can you use visual aids?

·         And finally, what will you ask the audience to do once you’ve persuaded them that your viewpoint is the most logical/sensible? Will your concluding thoughts resonate with them?


A few parameters:

·         This speech should be 8-10 minutes in length.

·         Submit the outline for this speech with your four sources (use the template below).

·         Establish credibility

·         Use visuals where you can!

·         Show enthusiasm! Use your voice to engage the audience and leave a positive impression.