Course: Public Speaking
This assignment requires you to persuade your audience about a particular topic. You will become a student activist on campus who aims to solve a collective problem. Your purpose is to influence the beliefs, attitudes, values, and acts of your audience. Try to balance ethos, pathos, and logos in your speech.
Please follow these steps:
- Select a social issue and conduct research about it (i.e., school-to-prison pipeline).
- Define your intended audience (i.e., professors, administrators, or peers) and conduct your audience analysis accordingly.
- Define your goal. As a student activist, what do you aim to achieve by giving this speech to your intended audience? What should your intended audience do in order to solve the problem?
- Will you use a proposition of value, fact, or policy?
- Write a preparation outline using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence to organize your speech (here you can download a template). You have a minimum of four and a maximum of five minutes to give your speech. Likewise, indicate your topic, goals, type of proposition, and intended audience. Submit it here on Blackboard.
- Most importantly, enjoy the experience!Sample of Preparation Outline using Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
Note: A Sample Persuasive Preparation Outline and the template for the work are attached. You should complete this activity by completing the template.