Second Speech: Persuasive Speaking
6 TO 7 MINUTES
Persuasive speeches allow you to give your opinions on socially significant topics of your choice. Your work on this speech should build on the skills you have learned from your impromptu and informative speeches. I am looking for improvement in the areas I specifically mentioned on your critique forms as well as continued meeting of the expectations set for your speech.
BY _____________ PREPARE A DRAFT OF YOUR SPEECH
DOING AN OUTLINE? Print it and bring to class.
DOING A POWERPOINT? Bring it on your Laptop or Print it and bring it to class.
Your Rough Draft Outline and/or Powerpoint should include the following:
_____ Attention Getter
_____ Thesis Statement-- that tries to convince us of something important
_____ Statement showing why you are interested in the topic or have expertise in the topic
_____ Statement showing why the topic is related to experiences we have had or are having
_____ Two to four clear main points that directly and completely support your thesis statement.
_____ Your points are clear, differ from each other and cover your thesis thoroughly
_____ Your points pass the because test and they differ from each other
_____ At least two interest supports for each point
_____ At least two evidence supports for each point
_____ Pictures, Videos, Sounds, Actual objects, Demonstrations are almost always great additions
_____ At least two stylistic devices--make them obvious by writing STYLE next to each device.*
Be sure to use each stylistic device at least three times during the speech so that it is very noticeable. (* remove word Style from Powerpoints when you do Final Version)
_____ No filler--avoid points besides your 2 to 4 main points
_____ Transitions between supports and points
_____ Your points and supports will tell your audience something that they did not know before
_____ Build to a higher point--conclude by addressing a broader, significant point
_____ Closure--include a line that gives your speech a sense of ending
_____ Reminder--do not write the speech word for word--including in the intro and conclusion
_____ Bibliography with at least 3 QUALITY SOURCE CITATIONS
C speeches include most of these items in the speech but need significant work in delivery or content; B speeches include virtually all of these items in the speech; B+ speeches use all of these elements in the speech effectively; A- speeches are strong in all respects; A speeches are strong in all respects and go beyond the norm with outstanding delivery and content.
NOTE—Want to do something creative or different? Just talk to Jim
ON THAT SAME DAY DURING CLASS, ANOTHER STUDENT WILL WRITE COMMENTS ON YOUR ROUGH DRAFT AND YOU WILL PRACTICE YOUR SPEECH.
BY MIDNIGHT: Email or yousendit.com to Jim your Outline or Powerpoint draft. Jim will make comments and email it back to you. NOTE: DO NOT DO BOTH AN OUTLINE AND A POWERPOINT—DO JUST ONE. (yousendit.com allows you to send large files)
ON THE DAY YOU SIGNED UP TO SPEAK--YOU SPEAK
1. You present a speech with the main purpose to persuade. Convince us. Meet the criteria above and on the critique sheet for the speech.
2. The speech should be 6 to 7 minutes long; time signals are given; you’ll be stopped at 7 minutes; speeches less than 5 minutes can be docked points.
SPEAKING DAY BY MIDNIGHT: Email or yousendit.com to Jim your Final Outline or Powerpoint with at least three quality reference sources.
WITHIN TWO CLASS DAYS AFTER YOU SPEAK:
1. Watch your DVC and write a self-critique on your goal sheet.
2. Turn in the Goal Sheet with your self-critique to your instructor, who will then give you comments and your grade.