SPC 2608 Persuasive Speech and Outline Guidelines
Purpose: This goal of this speech is for you to deliver a persuasive speech that convinces your audience to accept your position on a current and controversial topic. You will use this skill in the workplace to persuade others to support your point of view (i.e. pitching a product, gaining a client).
Task: In this 5-7minute speech, you will select a topic and persuade your audience to adopt your point of view on a current and controversial topic. You should use Monroes Motivated Sequence organizational pattern for this speech. Each of the 5 steps in Monroes Motivated Sequence should be identifiable in your speech. You will need to research to prepare and develop this speech. You should back up your thoughts with supporting material. Use the FIU Library resources to find credible sources for your speech. You should cite at least 5 sources using APA style both verbally in your speech and your outline. Three sources should be academic and two can be non-academic. An outline is required for this speech. Please use the Persuasive Speech Outline Template to write your outline. A visual aid, such as PowerPoint, Prezi, or physical object/s, is required for this speech as well. If you use an electronic visual aid, please sync your slides with your speech. An audience of two adults is required for this speech.
A successful student will:
Select a topic appropriate for your audience and speech situation.
Use Monroes Motivated Sequence organizational pattern.
Avoid logical fallacies.
Include a fully developed introduction, main points, conclusion, transitions in your speech.
Write a clear thesis.
Cite the minimum number of sources properly using APA style, both verbally and in your outline.
Use proper elements of vocal and physical delivery, such as avoiding vocal fillers, pausing between thoughts, making direct eye contact, and having strong posture, among others.
Not go over or under time.
Have an audience of two adults.
Use a visual aid appropriately.
Be sure that the video of your speech shows you from your knees to your head.
Upload your speech to the appropriate dropbox by the deadline.
Upload your outline to the appropriate Turnitin link by the deadline.
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