I’m trying to study for my Communications course and I need some help to understand this question.
Purpose: The purpose of the persuasive speech is to persuade your audience about a topic of your choice using the public speaking format we are learning about (introduction, body, conclusion with transitions and supporting information). You will speak to your immediate audience of at least six (6) adults physically present but keep in mind that your intended audience is your class of peers (the immediate audience you have with you can be consider “stand-ins” for your classmates).
Prepare a five to seven (5-7) minute persuasive speech in which you prepare a speech with the overall goal of persuading our audience of a topic of your choice. You will provide the instructor your topic for this speech in a discussion for approval.
You may use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence organizational pattern from chapter 13 for this assignment.
You will use at least five (5) pieces of evidence from chapter 12 (statistics, testimony, examples) of which two may be the same (for example: you could use two stats, two testimonies, and one example).
You must use at least five (5) outside sources (three of which may be from the Internet; sources from Wikipedia may not be used). At least two sources must be physical sources such as books, magazines, newspapers, etc.
A visual aid is required for your persuasive speech. The object(s) you choose must be large enough for your immediate audience to see and for the instructor to see on the speech video. You may use a Power Point slide on a large screen, enlarged photos, etc. However, if the object is not large enough to be seen in detail on the video the instructor will not be able to provide feedback or points (due to the lack of ability to view the visual aid object).