Present statistics, testimony, illustrations and other forms of support showing the extent and seriousness of the problem

A Persuasive Speech Outline

(Monroe’s Motivated Sequence)

  1. Introduction – Getting Attention: Attention Getter
    1. Problem Thesis Statement:  A definite, concise statement of the problem.  (Example:  “I feel”/ “I believe” “there is a problem with….”)
    1. Overview:  State the main sections or issues for which you will discuss.
  2. Body – Showing the Need:  Describe the Problem
    1. Evidence:  (Facts)
      1. Present statistics, testimony, illustrations and other forms of support showing the extent and seriousness of the problem.
      1. Provide explanations and illustrations to explain and clarify when necessary.
      1. Discuss the causes, effects, and harms that the problem creates.
      1. Make clear to the listeners how the problem directly affects them.  Why should they be concerned about this problem?  How are they harmed?

Meeting Objections:  Answer any objections which might be raised against

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