OUTLINE FOR A PERSUASIVE SPEECH

OUTLINE FOR A PERSUASIVE SPEECH

  1. Attention Getter: Statement to wake the audience up/ make sure they are listening!

(Transition)

  1. Thesis Statement: (Statement of Purpose): Tell listeners what action you want them to take – OR how you want them to think.

(Transition)

  1. Ethos (Establish your credibility)

(Transition)

Reasons:  Each of your reasons should be supported by easily identifiable supporting points. 

  1. Reason #1: Tell why the listeners should act or think that way
    1. Example 1 – Support for reason given above.
    1. Example 2 – Support for reason given above.
    1. Example 3 – Support for reason given above.

(Transition)

V.        Reason #2: Give listeners a second reason why they should act or think as you want them to.

A. Example 1 – Support for reason given above.

B. Example 2 – Support for reason given above.

C. Example 3 – Support for reason given above.

(Transition)

    VI.         Reason #3: This should be your STRONGEST argument. Tell you listeners 

the most important reason why they should act or think the way you want them to.

  1. Example 1– Support for reason given above.
  2. Example 2 – Support for reason given above.
  3. Example 3 – Support for reason given above.

(Transition)

  • Conclusion (Summary of your reasons and examples) 

In the conclusion of your speech you want to accomplish the following three tasks:

  1. alert the audience that the speech is ending
  2. summarize your main ideas
  3. motivate your audience to action

A.

B.

C.

(Transition)

  • Final Appeal:  Make a convincing argument summing up why your listeners should agree with you and change their behavior, attitude and/or mind set.  You should hand out literature, etc., during this time!   

Bibliography             (3 References)

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Please refer to the list of Transitional Words PowerPoint Presentation to help you make smooth transitions.

Make clear transitions, using signposts to alert us to the movement between main ideas.

Also, you should build upon each idea with your last point as the strongest point!

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