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