Persuasive Speech Outline – Complete this outline in full and complete sentences.



Persuasive Speech Outline – Complete this outline in full and complete sentences.

General Purpose: To Persuade

Specific Purpose: What your audience gets out of the presentation

Central Idea: The thesis of the speech



GAIN ATTENTION: Identify the problem

Attention-Getter: Give the audience a wow moment to draw them in.

Preview: What is the subject of the speech?

Relevance: Why is it important to your audience?

Credibility: Why should the audience listen to you?

Position Statement: Your researched opinion on the topic and why it needs solving!

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NEED: Explanation of the problem

Statement: Identify the problem

Clarification: Give evidence of problem – Provide specific details

Illustration: Give TWO examples of how the problem relates to your audience

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SATISFACTION: Give the best solution to the problem

Statement: State the most viable solution

Explanation: In detail, explain the solution

Reasoning: Show reasoning behind the solution

History: Give TWO examples of how solution worked in the past/elsewhere

Nod to other side: Clarify TW0 objections your audience may be thinking

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VISUALIZATION: Implement either of these solutions

Positive: Explain in detail, what it will look like with the problem solved

Negative: Explain, in detail, what it will be if the problem is not solved

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ACTION: Specific instructions on how audience can help – Give two ways or examples.

Specific: Help by doing this: give phone numbers, addresses, etc.

Specific: Donate, sign petition, write congressperson, buy product etc.

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Review: Summarized your main points

Thesis: Restate your position on the topic

Call to Action: Close with a memorable statement and call to action.


Provide a minimum of four references in APA format


Identify visual aids and incorporate into the outline above

Persuasive Speech Assignment: Outline & Presentation

· Outline to be completed like the above template by Sunday by midnight

· Persuasive topic of your choice to follow Monroe’s Motivational Sequence format

· 6-minutes in duration

· 4 credible references in APA format and cited in the speech

· Visual Aid(s) to enhance the speech and incorporated at the appropriate time

· Extemporaneous delivery

· Video and Audio recording submitted under the Persuasive Speech Assignment in Blackboard in one of the approved methods for video submission, due by Monday at midnight of Week 4

· A minimum of two audience members required or presented to the professor in Keiser Live in Week 4

· Submit this document in PART 1